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A long way from home

by McKay, Claude, 1890-1948.

Format: Print Book 2007
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3525.A24785 Z46 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3525.A24785 Z46 2007

Claude McKay (1889-1948) was one of the most prolific and sophisticated African American writers of the early twentieth century. A Jamaican-born author of poetry, short stories, novels, and nonfiction, McKay has often been associated with the "New Negro" or Harlem Renaissance, a movement of African American art, culture, and intellectualism between World War I and the Great Depression. But his relationship to the movement was complex. Literally absent from Harlem during that period, he devoted most of his time to traveling through Europe, Russia, and Africa during the 1920s and 1930s. His active participation in Communist groups and the radical Left also encouraged certain opinions on race and class that strained his relationship to the Harlem Renaissance and its black intelligentsia. In his 1937 autobiography, A Long Way from Home , McKay explains what it means to be a black "rebel sojourner" and presents one of the first unflattering, yet informative, exposés of the Harlem Renaissance. Reprinted here with a critical introduction by Gene Andrew Jarrett, this book will challenge readers to rethink McKay's articulation of identity, art, race, and politics and situate these topics in terms of his oeuvre and his literary contemporaries between the world wars.

Additional Information
Series Multi-ethnic literatures of the Americas (MELA)
Subjects McKay, Claude, -- 1890-1948.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, Jamaican -- 20th century -- Biography.
Jamaican Americans -- Intellectual life.
African American authors -- Biography.
Jamaican Americans -- Biography.
Publisher New Brunswick, N.J. :Rutgers University Press,2007
Contributors Jarrett, Gene Andrew, 1975-
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: New York : L. Furman, Inc., 1937. With new introd. and notes.
Description xxxix, 270 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxv-xxxvii).
ISBN 0813539676 (alk. paper)
9780813539676 (alk. paper)
0813539684 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780813539683 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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