The Dorothy West Martha s Vineyard

Written By James Robert Saunders
The Dorothy West Martha s Vineyard
  • Publsiher : McFarland
  • Release : 06 July 2017
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
  • Pages : 168 pages
  • Rating : /5 from reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Dorothy West Martha s Vineyard by author: James Robert Saunders which was release on 06 July 2017 and published by McFarland with total page 168 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This book is a compilation of selected stories, essays, and reminiscences that Dorothy West wrote for the Vineyard Gazette from the 1960s to the early 1990s. In these entries, West retraces life on the island as she experienced it from 1908, when she was an infant, to 1993 when she wrote her final column. Born in 1907 in Boston, Dorothy West went on to develop into a prize-winning author by the time she was in her teens. The 1926 award she received in New York, and the lure of the city itself, inspired West to leave Boston and join what was then a fledgling literary movement that would evolve into the Harlem Renaissance. She circulated among what in essence was the black literary "royalty" of her times, of which she was a signal member. By the mid-1940s West had returned to Massachusetts, to Martha's Vineyard. She began to write a column for the local paper about the comings and goings of island residents and visitors. It was her column in the Gazette that drew the attention of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who, on one of her island visits, met the author and expressed her admiration. Onassis, at the time, just happened to be an editor at Doubleday. When Onassis learned of a decades-old manuscript that had been laid aside, she urged West to pick up the work again. West later dedicated this book "To the memory of my editor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Though there was never such a mismatched pair in appearance, we were perfect partners." The authors selected from the Gazette columns that West wrote over the three decades, those on people, events, and nature seemed to have the greatest historic, artistic, or philosophical import.

The Dorothy West Martha s Vineyard

The Dorothy West Martha s Vineyard
  • Author : James Robert Saunders,Renae Nadine Shackelford
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : This book is a compilation of selected stories, essays, and reminiscences that Dorothy West wrote for the Vineyard Gazette from the 1960s to the early 1990s. In these entries, West retraces life on the island as she experienced it from 1908, when she was an infant, to 1993 when she wrote her ...

The Dorothy West Martha s Vineyard

The Dorothy West Martha s Vineyard
  • Author : Dorothy West,James Robert Saunders,Renae Nadine Shackelford
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 154
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Dorothy West s Paradise

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  • Author : Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : Dorothy West is best known as one of the youngest writers involved in the Harlem Renaissance. Subsequently, her work is read as a product of the urban aesthetics of this artistic movement. But West was also intimately rooted in a very different milieu—Oak Bluffs, an exclusive retreat for African ...

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The Wedding
  • Author : Dorothy West
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-08-22
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : With a new introduction by DIANA EVANS 'A writer of huge compassion and acute observation, and also of dazzling style . . . Her work is more relevant than ever' Diana Evans 'Timelessly cinematic, with painterly visual descriptions and pitch-perfect dialogue that ranges across class, region, race, age, and gender' Emma Garman, Paris ...

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The Harlem Renaissance  Authors I Z
  • Author : Janet Witalec
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 667
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : Presents writings by and criticism on seventeen Harlem Renaissance authors, including Claude McKay and Jean Toomer. This volume covers I-Z....

African Americans on Martha s Vineyard

African Americans on Martha s Vineyard
  • Author : Thomas Dresser
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : African Americans of Martha's Vineyard have an epic history. From the days when slaves toiled away in the fresh New England air, through abolition and Reconstruction and continuing into recent years, African Americans have fought arduously to preserve a vibrant culture here. Discover how the Vineyard became a sanctuary for ...

Finding Martha s Vineyard

Finding Martha s Vineyard
  • Author : Jill Nelson
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : A portrait of the thriving African-American community on the island of Martha's Vineyard describes the various groups who settled in Oak Bluffs, including vacationing families, local domestics, and multi-generational professionals....

The Black Women Oral History Project

The Black Women Oral History Project
  • Author : Ruth Edmonds Hill
  • Publisher : K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 10
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Summary : Oral memoirs of a cross section of American women of African descent, born within approximately 15 years before and after the turn of the century....

Vineyard Confidential

Vineyard Confidential
  • Author : Holly Nadler
  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Total pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : In the author's words, her book includes the island's fabulous collection of historic and contemporary tidbits, including those about people who come to the island in secret; celebrity scandals, as seen from the point of view of people who live on Martha's Vineyard; unsolved murders; sea monster sightings; paranormal events; ...

The Living is Easy

The Living is Easy
  • Author : Dorothy West
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2013-09-15
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : This stunning first novel by the author of The Wedding is one of only a handful of novels published by black women during the 1940s. It tells the story of Cleo Judson—daughter of southern sharecroppers and wife of "Black Banana King" Bart Judson. Cleo seeks to recreate her original ...

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  • Author : Hans A. Ostrom,J. David Macey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : Designed to meet the needs of high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference available on African American literature from its origins to the present. Other works include many brief entries, or offer extended biographical sketches of a limited selection of writers. This encyclopedia ...

The Richer The Poorer

The Richer  The Poorer
  • Author : Dorothy West
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-08-22
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : 'A writer of huge compassion and acute observation, and also of dazzling style . . . Her work is more relevant than ever' DIANA EVANS An incredible collection of writing - both essays and short stories - spanning the long career of Dorothy West. Includes a new introduction by Diana Evans. 'West's work ...

The African American National Biography Uggams Zuber

The African American National Biography  Uggams Zuber
  • Author : Henry Louis Gates,Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 663
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : An 8-volume reference set containing over 4,000 entries written by distinguished scholars, 'The African American National Biography' is the most significant and expansive compilation of black lives in print today....

Literary Sisters

Literary Sisters
  • Author : Verner D. Mitchell,Cynthia Davis
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-18
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : Harlem Renaissance writer Dorothy West led a charmed life in many respects. Born into a distinguished Boston family, she appeared in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, then lived in the Soviet Union with a group that included Langston Hughes, to whom she proposed marriage. She later became friends with Jacqueline ...

Historic Tales of Oak Bluffs

Historic Tales of Oak Bluffs
  • Author : Skip Finley
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-08-05
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780786450756
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Summary : Skip Finley's Town of Oak Bluffs columns in the Vineyard Gazette were widely popular thanks to his breezy style and historical content. In this curated collection, he presents a chronological telling of how the community became the welcoming seaside resort for a uniquely diverse group of residents and visitors, including ...