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Further Reading / Works Cited
12022-07-25T11:55:31-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12132plain2022-08-26T07:36:13-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1This project is the fruit of extensive research and reading over several years. Two earlier projects, Claude McKay's Early Poetry and Women of the Early Harlem Renaissance, both required their own research, and the Works Cited for those respective projects are also applicable here: Claude McKay Works Cited; Women of the Early Harlem Renaissance Works Cited
For people new to the topic, two very good starting points might be Langston Hughes' autobiography, The Big Sea, and Maureen Honey's anthology, Shadowed Dreams: Women's Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.
Langston Hughes, The Big Sea: An Autobiography. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993 (1940).
McKay, Claude. A Long Way From Home. Edited and with and Introduction by Gene Andrew Jarrett. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
Boyd, Valerie. Wrapped in Rainbrows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. New York: Scribner, 2003.
Cooper, Wayne F. Claude McKay, Rebel Sojourner in the Harlem Renaissance. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996.
Lewis, David Levering. W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919. New York: Holt Paperbacks,1993.
Molesworth, Charles. And Bid Him Sing: A Biography of Countee Cullen. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Rampersad, Arnold, I, Too, Sing America: The Life of Langston Hughes, Volume: 1920-1941. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Stewart, Jeffrey C. The New Negro: the Life of Alain Locke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Collections and Anthologies
Honey, Maureen, Ed. Shadowed Dreams: Women’s Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006.
Maxwell, William J., Ed. Complete Poems of Claude McKay. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Lewis, David Levering, Ed. The Portal Harlem Renaissance Reader. New York: Penguin, 1995.
Patton, Venetria and Maureen Honey, Eds. Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2001.
Rampersad, Arnold and David Roessel, Eds. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.
Literary Criticism and Literary History
Holcomb, Claude McKay: Code Name Sasha. Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2007.