Coverart for item
The Resource Harlem Renaissance : four novels of the 1930s, Rafia Zafar, editor

Harlem Renaissance : four novels of the 1930s, Rafia Zafar, editor

Label
Harlem Renaissance : four novels of the 1930s
Title
Harlem Renaissance
Title remainder
four novels of the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
Rafia Zafar, editor
Title variation
Four novels of the 1930s
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Four Novels of the 1930s captures the diversity of genre and tone nourished by the Harlem Renaissance. Langston Hughes's Not Without Laughter (1931), the poet's only novel, an elegiac, elegantly realized coming-of-age tale suffused with childhood memories of Missouri and Kansas, follows a young man from his rural origins to the big city. George S. Schuyler's Black No More (1931), a satire founded on the science-fiction premise of a wonder drug permitting blacks to change their race, savagely caricatures public figures white and black alike in its raucous, carnivalesque send-up of American racial attitudes. Considered the first detective story by an African American writer, Rudolph Fisher's The Conjur-Man Dies (1932) is a mystery that comically mixes and reverses stereotypes, placing a Harvard-educated African "conjure-man" at the center of a phantasmagoric charade of deaths and disappearances. Black Thunder (1936), Arna Bontemps's stirring fictional recreation of Gabriel Prosser's 1800 slave revolt, which, though unsuccessful, shook Jefferson's Virginia to its core, marks a turn from aestheticism toward political militance in its exploration of African American history
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS508.N3
  • PS508.N3
LC item number
  • Z343 2011
  • H368 2011
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1967
  • 1895-1977
  • 1897-1934
  • 1902-1973
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zafar, Rafia
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Schuyler, George S.
  • Fisher, Rudolph
  • Bontemps, Arna
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
218
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • African Americans
  • Harlem Renaissance
Label
Harlem Renaissance : four novels of the 1930s, Rafia Zafar, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223096374435
  • 31223096374419
  • 31223096374658
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Not without laughter / Langston Hughes -- Black no more / George S. Schuyler -- The conjure-man dies / Rudolph Fisher -- Black thunder / Arna Bontemps
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
848 p.
Isbn
9781598531015
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010942024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 701019591
  • (OCoLC)701019591
Label
Harlem Renaissance : four novels of the 1930s, Rafia Zafar, editor
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223096374435
  • 31223096374419
  • 31223096374658
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Not without laughter / Langston Hughes -- Black no more / George S. Schuyler -- The conjure-man dies / Rudolph Fisher -- Black thunder / Arna Bontemps
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
848 p.
Isbn
9781598531015
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010942024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 701019591
  • (OCoLC)701019591

Library Locations

    • Bayview/Linda Brooks-Burton LibraryBorrow it
      5075 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94124, US
      37.732534 -122.391121
    • Western AdditionBorrow it
      1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115, US
      37.784121 -122.437503
    • San Francisco Public LibraryBorrow it
      100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, US
      37.779376 -122.415795
Processing Feedback ...