Chapter

After <i>The New Negro</i>

in Alain L. Locke

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226317762
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226317809 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0008
After The New Negro

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The Renaissance is often discussed as a history of publication, for it impressed many simply because of the rise in the number of books published during the latter 1920s. Also, the awards given by Opportunity and the Crisis both generated publicity for the younger generation and kept the older generation apprised of what was being done by way of sponsoring younger writers. After the appearance of The New Negro, Alain L. Locke's reputation was solidly established. At times this would be a distinct advantage; at other times, Locke's views, because of generational forces, would be at odds with both groups. Walter White, one of the most important figures of the Renaissance, was occasionally competitive with Locke. White enjoyed access to white publishers, because his own novel, The Fire in the Flint, had been brought out by Alfred Knopf in 1924 and then had garnered the enthusiastic support of Carl Van Vechten.

Keywords: Renaissance; Opportunity; Crisis; New Negro; Alain L. Locke; Walter White; Alfred Knopf; Carl Van Vechten; Fire in Flint

Chapter.  14999 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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