Claude McKay

Rhonda Hope (Claude McKay) to Braithwaite, ¡5 February ¡9¡6, Braith- waite papers, Harvard University. 9. Claude McKay's introductory remarks to his reading of “If We Must Die,” for Arna Bontemps, ed., Anthology of Negro Poets (Folkways ...

Author: Kotti Sree Ramesh

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786425822

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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"This study explores the life and works of Claude McKay. As it traces his life, it also considers how a subject dwells in limbo between native and adopted cultures, and how this influenced McKay's writing. This work examines all the facets of this influential early 20th century author"--Provided by publisher.

A Study Guide for Claude McKay s The Tropics in New York

Campbell, Elaine, “The Poetry and Prose of Claude McKay: A Jamaican Return,” in Claude McKay: Centennial Studies, edited by A. L. McLeod, Sterling Publishers, 1992, p. 14. Chang, Jennifer, “Pastoral and the Problem of Place in Claude ...

Author: Claude Mckay

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535867702



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A Study Guide for Claude McKay s The White City

Suggested Search Terms Claude McKay Claude McKay AND biography Claude McKay AND The White City Claude McKay AND Harlem Renaissance Harlem Renaissance AND history Harlem Renaissance AND literature Claude McKay AND criticism 1920s AND ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410345530

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Collected Articles of Claude McKay

By Robert Thomas Kerlin of An English subject, being born and growing to manhood in Jamaica, Claude McKay, a pure blood , was first discovered as a poet by English critics. In Jamaica, as early as 1911, when he was but twenty-two years ...

Author: Claude McKay

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528793155

Category: Poetry

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Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay OJ (1890–1948) was a Jamaican-born American poet and writer famous for his central role in the Harlem Renaissance. After travelling to America to attend college, he came across W. E. B. Du Bois's "The Souls of Black Folk", which inspired in him an interest in politics. In 1914 he moved to New York City and five years later wrote his most famous work, "If We Must Die", a sonnet dealing with the spate of white-on-black race riots and lynchings that succeeded the First World War. McKay's political and literary endeavours eventually took him to Russia, where he collaborated on "The Negroes of America" (1923) and "Trial by Lynching" (1925), which explored American black-white racism from a Marxist class-conflict perspective. After coming to terms with the Authoritarianism of the Soviet Union, McKay left for Western Europe in 1923. This book contains a fantastic collection of McKay's most influential articles on race and politics, not to be missed by those with an interest in American history and global politics during the twentieth century. Contents include: "Claude Mckay by Robert Thomas Kerlin", "Socialism and the Negro”, "The Capitalist Way: Lettow-Vorbeck", "A Black Man Replies", "Review of First Principles of Working Class Education", "Communists and the Local Councils of Action", "The Revolution in Currency", "The Yellow Peril and the Dockers", "How Black Sees Green and Red", etc. Other notable works by this author include: "Gingertown" (1932), "A Long Way from Home" (1937) and "My Green Hills of Jamaica" (1979). Read & Co. Books are proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic articles, now complete with an introductory biography from Robert Thomas Kerlin's "Negro Poets and their Poems" (1923).

A Study Guide for Claude McKay s The Tropics in New York

Claude McKay 1922 Introduction Claude McKay was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a time of unprecedented artistic achievement from African Americans during the 1920s and early 1930s. McKay grew up in Jamaica, which influenced ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410361233

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Claude McKay's "The Tropics in New York," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Witnessing Lynching

Claude McKay 1889-1948 Claude McKay's " If We Must Die " has often been identified as the penultimate articulation of the militant spirit of the Harlem Renaissance . With its publication in the Liberator in 1919 and with the subsequent ...

Author: Anne P. Rice

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813533309

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 324

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Witnessing Lynching: American Writers Respond is the first anthology to gather poetry, essays, drama, and fiction from the height of the lynching era (1889 1935). During this time, the torture of a black person drew thousands of local onlookers and was replayed throughout the nation in lurid newspaper reports. The selections gathered here represent the courageous efforts of American writers to witness the trauma of lynching and to expose the truth about this uniquely American atrocity. Included are well-known authors and activists such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Ida B. Wells, and Theodore Dreiser, as well as many others. These writers respond to lynching in many different ways, using literature to protest and educate, to create a space of mourning in which to commemorate and rehumanize the dead, and as a cathartic release for personal and collective trauma. Their words provide today s reader with a chance to witness lynching and better understand the current state of race relations in America. An introduction by Anne P. Rice offers a broad historical and thematic framework to ground the selections. "

Modernism and Race

“home”: Claude McKay in England, 1920', Race, 9/1 (1967), 67–83. A short narrative account of Claude McKay's time in Britain can be found in Peter Fryer, Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain (London: Pluto, 1984), ...

Author: Len Platt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139500258

Category: Literary Criticism


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The 'transnational' turn has transformed modernist studies, challenging Western authority over modernism and positioning race and racial theories at the very centre of how we now understand modern literature. Modernism and Race examines relationships between racial typologies and literature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, drawing on fin de siécle versions of anthropology, sociology, political science, linguistics and biology. Collectively, these essays interrogate the anxieties and desires that are expressed in, or projected onto, racialized figures. They include new outlines of how the critical field has developed, revaluations of canonical modernist figures like James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford and Wyndham Lewis, and accounts of writers often positioned at the margins of modernism, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay and the Holocaust writers Solomon Perel and Gisella Perl. This collection by leading scholars of modernism will make an important contribution to a growing field.

Voices from the Harlem Renaissance

AFRICA CLAUDE MCKAY The sun sought thy dim bed and brought forth light , The sciences were sucklings at thy breast ; When all the world was young in pregnant night Thy slaves toiled at thy monumental best . Thou ancient treasure - land ...

Author: Nathan Irvin Huggins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195093607

Category: History

Page: 438

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Nathan Irvin Huggins showcases more than 120 selections from the political writings and arts of the Harlem Renaissance. Featuring works by such greats as Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas, and Gwendolyn Bennett, here is an extraordinary look at the remarkable outpouring of African-American literature and art during the 1920s.

Caribbean Autobiography

States, as opposed to England, as a site of maturation are worth considering here, because Claude McKay as a Jamaican North American decenters both African Americanist and colonial-anti- colonial discourses with his autobiographies: “If ...

Author: Sandra Pouchet Paquet

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299176938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

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Despite the range and abundance of autobiographical writing from the Anglophone Caribbean, this book is the first to explore this literature fully. It covers works from the colonial era up to present-day AIDS memoirs and assesses the links between more familiar works by George Lamming, C. L. R. James, Derek Walcott, V. S. Naipaul, and Jamaica Kincaid and less frequently cited works by the Hart sisters, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Claude McKay, Yseult Bridges, Jean Rhys, Anna Mahase, and Kamau Brathwaite. Sandra Pouchet Paquet charts the intersection of multiple, contradictory viewpoints of the colonial and postcolonial Caribbean, differing concepts of community and levels of social integration, and a persistent pattern of both resistance and accommodation within island states that were largely shaped by British colonial practice from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-twentieth century. The texts examined here reflect the entire range of autobiographical practice, including the slave narrative and testimonial, written and oral narratives, spiritual autobiographies, fiction, serial autobiography, verse, diaries and journals, elegy, and parody.

African American Poets

Claude McKay has been called “Jamaica's Bobbie Burns,” although he gave up that citizenship some twenty-eight years later. The land of his birth, Jamaica, about which he wrote his best prose, verse, and lyrics, still claims him as its ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438112718



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This volume focuses on the principal African-American poets from colonial times through the Harlem Renaissance, paying tribute to a heritage that has long been overlooked. Works covered in this text include poems by Phillis Wheatley, widely recognized as