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Rereading the Harlem renaissance [electronic resource] : race, class, and gender in the fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West / Sharon L. Jones.

By: Jones, Sharon L. (Sharon Lynette).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in Afro-American and African studies: no. 207.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (159 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0313058075 (electronic bk.); 9780313058073 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism | Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century | American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism | American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | West, Dorothy, 1907-1998 -- Criticism and interpretation | Fauset, Jessie Redmon -- Criticism and interpretation | Hurston, Zora Neale -- Criticism and interpretation | African American women -- Intellectual life | African American women in literature | African Americans in literature | Social classes in literature | Sex role in literature | Race in literature | Harlem Renaissance | West, Dorothy -- Criticism and interpretation | Fauset, Jessie Redmon, 1882-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation | West, Dorothy, 1909- -- Critique et interpr�etation | Fauset, Jessie Redmon -- Critique et interpr�etation | Hurston, Zora Neale -- Critique et interpr�etation | Roman am�ericain -- Auteurs noirs am�ericains -- Histoire et critique | Femmes et litt�erature -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Roman am�ericain -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Noires am�ericaines dans la litt�erature | Noirs am�ericains dans la litt�erature | Classes sociales dans la litt�erature | R�ole selon le sexe dans la litt�erature | Race dans la litt�erature | Harlem Renaissance | �Ecrits de femmes am�ericains -- Histoire et critiqueGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rereading the Harlem renaissance.DDC classification: 813/.5209896073 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Deconstructing the Black Bourgeoisie: subversions and diversions in the fiction of Jesssie Fauset -- "How it feels to be colored me": social protest in the fiction of Zora Neale Hurston -- A closet revolutionary: the politics of representation in the fiction of Dorothy West.
Review: "This rereading of the Harlem Renaissance gives special attention to Fauset, Hurston, and West. Jones argues that all three aesthetics influence each of their works, that they have been historically mislabeled, and that they share a drive to challenge racial, class, and gender oppression. The introduction provides a detailed historical overview of the Harlem Renaissance and the prevailing aesthetics of the period. Individual chapters analyze the works of Hurston, West, and Fauset to demonstrate how the folk, bourgeois, and proletarian aesthetics figure into their writings. The volume concludes by discussing the writers in relation to contemporary African American women authors."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-156) and index.

Deconstructing the Black Bourgeoisie: subversions and diversions in the fiction of Jesssie Fauset -- "How it feels to be colored me": social protest in the fiction of Zora Neale Hurston -- A closet revolutionary: the politics of representation in the fiction of Dorothy West.

"This rereading of the Harlem Renaissance gives special attention to Fauset, Hurston, and West. Jones argues that all three aesthetics influence each of their works, that they have been historically mislabeled, and that they share a drive to challenge racial, class, and gender oppression. The introduction provides a detailed historical overview of the Harlem Renaissance and the prevailing aesthetics of the period. Individual chapters analyze the works of Hurston, West, and Fauset to demonstrate how the folk, bourgeois, and proletarian aesthetics figure into their writings. The volume concludes by discussing the writers in relation to contemporary African American women authors."--Jacket.

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