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The Resource The quarry, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams

The quarry, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams

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The quarry
Title
The quarry
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Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams
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eng
Summary
Was Donald Glover really what he seemed--a handsome, dedicated, and clever African-American star of the Harlem Renaissance, whose looks made him the "quarry" of a variety of women? Or could the secrets of his birth change his destiny entirely? Focusing on the culture of Harlem in the 1920s, Charles Chesnutt's final novel dramatizes the political and aesthetic life of the exciting period we now know as the Harlem Renaissance. Mixing fact and fiction, and real and imagined characters, The Quarry is peopled with so many figures of the time--including Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and Marcus Garvey--that it constitutes a virtual guide to this inspiring period in American history. Protagonist Glover is a light-skinned man whose adoptive black parents are determined that he become a leader of the black people. Moving from Ohio to Tennessee, from rural Kentucky to Harlem, his story depicts not only his conflicted relationship to his heritage but also the situation of a variety of black people struggling to escape prejudice and to take advantage of new opportunities. Although he was the first African-American writer of fiction to gain acceptance by America's white literary establishment, Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) has been eclipsed in popularity by other writers who later rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. Recently, this pathbreaking American writer has been receiving an increasing amount of attention. Two of his novels, Paul Marchand, F.M.C. (completed in 1921) and The Quarry (completed in 1928), were considered too incendiary to be published during Chesnutt's lifetime. Their publication now provides us not only the opportunity to read these two books previously missing from Chesnutt's oeuvre but also the chance to appreciate better the intellectual progress of this literary pioneer. Chesnutt was the author of many other works, including The Conjure Woman & Other Conjure Tales, The House Behind the Cedars, The Marrow Tradition, and Mandy Oxendine. Princeton University Press recently published To Be an Author: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905 (edited by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., and Robert C. Leitz, III)
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P@U
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1858-1932
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Chesnutt, Charles W.
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1292.C6
LC item number
Q37 2014
Literary form
fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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McWilliams, Dean
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Princeton legacy library
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  • Harlem Renaissance
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  • African Americans
  • Adoptees
  • African Americans
  • Group identity
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • United States
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The quarry, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams
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Reprint of 1999 paperback printing
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-298)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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899266943
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1 online resource (1 PDF (xvii, 298 pages).).
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online
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9781400851614
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electronic
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isbdmedia
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(OCoLC)899266943
Label
The quarry, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams
Publication
Note
Reprint of 1999 paperback printing
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-298)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
899266943
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xvii, 298 pages).).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400851614
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899266943

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