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When Harlem was in vogue by Lewis, David L.

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English



  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.),
  • New York (State),
  • New York


  • African American arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century,
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century

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Edition Notes

StatementDavid Levering Lewis.
LC ClassificationsNX511.N4 L48 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 381 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages381
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL295504M
ISBN 100140263349
LC Control Number97201415

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When Harlem was in vogue User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict "Lewis summons back the spirit and substance of New York City's black center during its best years," said LJ's reviewer (LJ 3/15/81). The author traces the history of blacks in Harlem from , when Read full review. The poet Langston Hughes () coined the phrase that came to describe the movement: “The Negro,” he wrote, “was in vogue.” It can be said that the Harlem Renaissance had its roots in some unlikely places: in the music of a Czech composer and in the visual innovation of . When Harlem Was in Vogue () by David Levering Lewis and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices.4/5(). Download When Harlem Was in Vogue and read When Harlem Was in Vogue online books in format PDF. Get also Books,History,Americas books in EPUB and Mobi Format. Check out other translated books in French, Spanish languages.

Jun 01,  · When Washington Was in Vogue: A Lost Novel of the Harlem Renaissance [Edward Christopher Williams, Adam McKible] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Nearly lost after its anonymous publication in and only recently rediscovered, When Washington Was in Vogue is an acclaimed love story written and set during the Harlem Renaissance/5(13). When Harlem was in vogue. [David Levering Lewis] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create "A masterly book, it is the most unusual and authoritative work on the art and politics of the Harlem renaissance era. David Levering Lewis's book is a very readable review of the Harlem Renaissance. My interest in Zora Neale Hurston brought me to this book. Hurston began her literary career in the s and is a key participant in the "New Negro Movement" or Harlem Renaissance, so I was interested both in the book's treatment of the movement itself and in its treatment of Hurston in by: Get this from a library! When Harlem was in vogue. [David Levering Lewis] -- "Tremendous optimism filled the streets of Harlem during the decade and a half following World War I. Langston Hughes, Eubie Blake, Marcus Garvey, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Robeson, and countless.

About When Harlem Was in Vogue “A major study one that thorougly interweaves the philosophies and fads, the people and movements that combined to give a small segment of Afro America a brief place in the sun.”—The New York Times Book Review. “We are drawn to the Renaissance because of the hope for black uplift and interracial empathy that it embodied and because there is a certain element of romanticism associated with the era’s creativity, its seemingly larger than life heroes and heroines, and its most brilliantly lit terrain, Harlem, USA.”. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue". He wrote novels, short stories and plays, as well as poetry, and is also known for his engagement with the world of jazz and the influence it had on his writing, as in his book-length poem Montage of a Dream Deferred. Lewis (Prisoners of Honor, King) brings strong socio-political perspectives to his study of the Harlem Renaissance (ca. )—in a well-researched, sturdily written account which is, however, uncertainly organized and somewhat lacking in flavor. Starting off with the disappointing state of black rights after WW I—their patriotic service and demands for better treatment seemed to bring.