Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

the harlem renaissance

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America witnessed great social transition between the end of its Civil War and the beginning of the First World War. Depictions of rural idyll and its regional traditions of ‘local color’ writing were carried forward, but a metropolitan mode of unforeseen scale was introduced to its literature, with descriptions of urbanity and culture, but also of a suburban, skyscraper scrawl. Social distress and a new politics came also with this vast lifestyle.

AR01 Sarah Orne Jewett The Country of the Pointed Firs
AR02 Alice Dunbar-Nelson The Goodness of St. Rocque
AR03 Mary Roberts Rinehart The Circular Staircase
AR04 O. Henry The Four Million
AR05 Jack London The Game & Other Writing on Boxing
AR06 Edna Ferber Buttered Side Down
AR07 Ring Lardner You Know Me Al
AR08 Sherwood Anderson The Triumph of the Egg
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