Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The New Negro: An Interpretation
Alain Locke


Edited by the first African American Rhodes Scholar, this landmark anthology of fiction, poetry, essays, drama, music and illustration is widely regarded as the key text of the Harlem Renaissance. Exploring social, political, and artistic change, the works include Locke’s titular tract, as well as contributions by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, James Weldon Johnson, and other luminaries.

A reprint of the Albert and Charles Boni, New York, 1925 edition.

Paperback, 464pp
Dover Publications, 2021 (1925)
ISBN 9780486845616