The Crisis Reader
A collection of fiction, poetry, and essays from Crisis , the magazine that launched the literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Contributors include Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Jean Toomer, Arna Bontemps, E. Franklin Frazier, and Alain Locke.
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||American literature, Afro-American authors
||Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
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This is a collection of fiction, poetry and essays from the magazine that launched the literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Featured authors include Langston Hughes, Arna Bontemps, E. Franklin Frazier and James Weldon Johnson.'
Awards & Reviews
||The world does not know that a people is great until that people produces great <br>literature and art. --James Weldon Johnson <br> Until The Crisis Reader, no broad collection of writings from one of America's most influential journals of opinion existed. Sondra Kathryn Wilson has remedied this amazing lacuna with her excellent edition. It will be an indispensable source from the moment of issue. <br>--David Levering Lewis, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography W. E. B. Du Bois <br> The Crisis Reader offers riches from the heyday of black America' s most significant journal. Here are all the now famous names and their now famous poems and articles, and others undeservedly unknown today. Any serious student of black literature and politics will want this volume, as will those many others who long for a look at yesterday, when black bards sang. --Julian Bond, chairman of the board, N.A.A.C.P.
Sondra Kathryn Wilson is a senior researcher at Harvard's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, and editor of several volumes of the work of James Weldon Johnson. She lives in New York City.