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Author Locke, Alain, 1885-1954,
Title Works. 2012
The works of Alain Locke / edited, with an introduction by Charles Molesworth ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]

Author Locke, Alain, 1885-1954,
Series The collected Black writings series
Collected Black writings series.
Subject African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
African American arts.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Race identity.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Alt Name Molesworth, Charles, 1941-
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.,
Description 1 online resource (583 pages).
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Summary "With the publication of The New Negro in 1925, Alain Locke introduced readers all over the U.S. to the vibrant world of African American thought. As an author, editor, and patron, Locke rightly earned the appellation "Godfather of the Harlem Renaissance." Yet, his intellectual contributions extend far beyond that single period of cultural history. Throughout his life he penned essays, on topics ranging from John Keats to Sigmund Freud, in addition to his trenchant social commentary on race and society. The Works of Alain Locke provides the largest collection available of his brilliant essays, gathered from a career that spanned forty years. They cover an impressively broad field of subjects: philosophy, literature, the visual arts, music, the theory of value, race, politics, and multiculturalism. Alongside seminal works such as "The New Negro" the volume features essays like "The Ethics of Culture," "Apropos of Africa," and "Pluralism and Intellectual Democracy." Together, these writings demonstrate Locke's standing as the leading African American thinker between W.E.B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King, Jr."--Publisher's website.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Literature -- Art, Drama and Music -- Esthetics -- Race -- Value and Culture -- Democracy.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199795093 (electronic bk.)
0199795096 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 794226665
Additional Format Print version: Locke, Alain, 1885-1954. Works. 2012. Works of Alain Locke. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012 9780199795048 (DLC) 2011013073 (OCoLC)711864677