1st Edition

Remembering the Harlem Renaissance

Edited By Cary D. Wintz Copyright 1996

    This volume tracks the many surveys of black literature created during the Harlem Renaissance. Noted works by such authors as Sterling Brown, Benjamin Brawley, and Langston Hughes are covered. Retrospectives also appeared in the journal Phylon , and many of those also appear in this collection.

    Surveys of Black Literature from the 1930s and 1940s The Negro Genius: A New Appraisal of the Achievement of the American Negro in Literature and the Fine Arts (New York: Dodd, Mead Co., 1937), Benjamin Brawley * The Negro in American Fiction (New York: Atheneum, 1969), Sterling Brown * Negro Poetry and Drama (New York: Atheneum, 1969), Sterling Brown Phylon's Retrospective on the Harlem Renaissance, December 1950 Some Practical Observations: A Colloquy, Langston Hughes and the Editors of Phylon. * Criticism at Mid-Century, Ulysses Lee * Negro Poets, Then and Now, Arna Bontemps * The Van Vechten Revolution: Phylon Profile, XXII, George S. Schuyler * The Negro Writer-Shadow and Substance, J. Saunders Redding * Self-Criticism: The Third Dimension in Culture, Alain Locke * The Negro Writer: Pitfalls and Compensations, William Gardner Smith * New Poets, Margaret Walker The New Negro Thirty Years Afterward, edited by Rayford W. Logan, et al. (Washington: Howard University, Press, 1955) The Historical Setting of The New Negro , Rayford W. Logan * The New Negro Middle Class, E. Franklin Frazier * The New Negro in Literature (1925-1955), Sterling A. Brown * The New Negro and the New Deal, John Hope Franklin * The Negro Renaissance and Its Significance, Charles S. Johnson The Harlem Renaissance Remembered, edited by Arna Bontemps (New York, Dodd Mead and Company, 1972) The Awakening: A Memoir, Arna Bontemps * Under the Harlem Shadow: A Study of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen, Hiroko Sato * Portrait of Wallace Thurman, Mae Gwendolyn Henderson * Zora Neale Hurston and the Eatonville Anthropology, Robert Hemenway * Charles S. Johnson: Entrepreneur of the Harlem Renaissance, Patrick J. Gilpin * Frank Horne and the Second Echelon Poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Ronald Primeau Essays Harlem Literati in the Twenties. Saturday Review of Literature (1940), Langston Hughes * My Early Days in Harlem. April 7, 1963. Typed manuscript with extensive pencil corrections, Langston Hughes * The Negro Author: His Publisher, His Public and His Purse. Publishers Weekly 147 (1945), J. Saunders Redding * Alain Locke's Relationship to the Negro in American Literature. Phylon (1957), William Stanley Braithwaite * The Literature of the Negro in the United States. In Addison Gayle, Jr., ed., Black Expression (New York: Weybright Talley, 1969), Richard Wright * The Negro Author and His Publisher. The Negro Quarterly 1 (1942), Sterling A. Brown


    Cary D. Wintz is Professor of History at Texas Southern University in Houston. He received his undergraduate education at Rice University and his Ph.D. from Kansas State University. He is the author of many books, articles, and book reviews, mostly in the field of African American history or immigrant/ethnic history, and he has lectured internationally on these topics as a USIA lecturer in both the Philippines and India.