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The Resource Harlem mosaics, Whit Frazier ; with an introduction by Marc Primus

Harlem mosaics, Whit Frazier ; with an introduction by Marc Primus

Label
Harlem mosaics
Title
Harlem mosaics
Statement of responsibility
Whit Frazier ; with an introduction by Marc Primus
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The year is 1927, and Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes are feverish with youth, gin, and artistic ambition. They are riding high on the achievements of the Harlem Renaissance, the most dynamic and shocking literary movement in American history. To make their mark on the world, they decide to write an authentic African-American opera rooted in the folktales and songs of the South. Despite these lofty ambitions, the messiness of everyday life and the pressures of patronage get in the way. The blues opera Hughes and Hurston work so hard on never materializes. At first it's simply reduced to a play. Then its very ownership is brought into dispute. Eventually Hughes and Hurston's friendship comes to a final and irreparable end. Through all their arguments, love affairs, discussions and diversions, the characters work to create a new Modernism that is both accessible and relevant to contemporary Black life, and to the generations of readers and writers, artists and poets, both black and white, to follow"--
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Provided by publisher
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Frazier, Whit
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davy, Primus Mason
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Authors, American
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Nineteen twenties
Label
Harlem mosaics, Whit Frazier ; with an introduction by Marc Primus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Based entirely on true events"--Page 4 of cover
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
vi, 194 pages
Isbn
9781479213023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035948798
  • (OCoLC)1035948798
Label
Harlem mosaics, Whit Frazier ; with an introduction by Marc Primus
Publication
Note
"Based entirely on true events"--Page 4 of cover
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
vi, 194 pages
Isbn
9781479213023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035948798
  • (OCoLC)1035948798

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