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The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance : Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James T. Farrell

By: Hricko, Mary.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (234 p.).ISBN: 9781136085383.Subject(s): American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | American literature -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History and criticism | Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Illinois -- Chicago | Chicago (Ill.) -- In literature | Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 -- Criticism and interpretation | Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 -- Criticism and interpretation | Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation | Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Criticism and interpretationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance : Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James T. FarrellDDC classification: 813.00997731 | 813.5209 | 813/.5209 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Theodore Dreiser; 2 Langston Hughes; 3 Richard Wright; 4 James T. Farrell; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography
Summary: This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting the affinities of these writers, patterns such as the rise of the city novel, the development of urban realism, and the shift to modernism are identified as significant connections between the two periods. Although Dreiser, Wright, and Farrell are more commonly thought of as Chicago writers, this st
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Cover; The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Theodore Dreiser; 2 Langston Hughes; 3 Richard Wright; 4 James T. Farrell; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography

This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting the affinities of these writers, patterns such as the rise of the city novel, the development of urban realism, and the shift to modernism are identified as significant connections between the two periods. Although Dreiser, Wright, and Farrell are more commonly thought of as Chicago writers, this st

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<p>Mary Hricko is an Associate Professor, Library & Media Services at Kent State University where she serves as the Library Director at the KSU Geauga Campus.</p>

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