Last Leaf of Harlem:: Selected and Newly Discovered fiction by Dorothy West,Lionel Bascom

By Dorothy West,Lionel Bascom

because the youngest member of a gaggle of younger writers in Harlem throughout the Twenties, 30s and 40s, Dorothy West used to be also known as "the child" through Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston and her pal Richard Wright. whilst West left long island in 1940 to deal with an ailing relative on Martha's winery, her identify used to be seldom pointed out by means of the literary elite in big apple the place her paintings had as soon as been well known and reviewed. It was once lengthy rumored they West had stopped writing. It used to be a fake rumor. in reality, West had a writing profession that spanned throughout many many years, basically finishing together with her dying within the past due Nineteen Nineties. This booklet chanced on a wealth of her paintings in documents, newspaper morgues and anthologies, placing to leisure the rumor she ceased writing whilst she left long island in 1940. actually, it would be argued that she used to be one of the such a lot prolific Harlem Renaissance writer.

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