The New Negro: An Interpretation

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The New Negro: An Interpretation (1925) is an anthology of fiction, poetry, and essays on African and African-American art and literature edited by Alain Locke, who lived in Washington, DC and taught at Howard University during the Harlem Renaissance. As a collection of the creative efforts coming out of the burgeoning New Negro Movement or Harlem Renaissance, the book is considered by literary scholars and critics to be the definitive text of the movement.[1]

The New Negro is divided into two sections:[2]

The book contains several portraits by Winold Reiss and illustrations by Aaron Douglas. It was published by Albert and Charles Boni, New York, in 1925.[4]

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  1. ^ Arnold Rampersad, introduction to The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance, 1992
  2. ^ "The new Negro : an interpretation", WorldCat.
  3. ^ Richard A. Long, "New Negro, The", The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature. Ed. William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster, and Trudier Harris. Oxford University Press, 2001. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. [1]
  4. ^ Winold Reiss (illustrator) & Aaron Douglas (illustrator) (1925). Alain Locke, ed. The New Negro. New York: Albert and Charles Boni.