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His faith lost and his family situation deteriorating still further as his father sank into madness, but with his literary aspirations still intact, Baldwin in 1942 felt that he had to leave Harlem in order to survive.
In "A Toast to Harlem," Boyd maintains that what Harlem needs to "hold out to the world from its windows is a friendly hand, not a belligerent attitude. " Simple answers, "It will not be my attitude I will have out of my window.
Hughes's talent for capturing the joy and color of Harlem life failed him in the case of Tambourines to Glory. Hughes's specific work for the theater includes nine full-length plays, two one-act plays, four gospel musicals, ...
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American writers: a collection of literary biographiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This supplement, the latest addition to the well-known "American Writers'' series, includes 29 authors. All except Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century orator and writer, are 20th-century poets ... Read full review