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The Dorothy West Marthas Vineyard: Stories, Essays And Reminiscences By Dorothy West Writing In The Vineyard Gazette
by Dorothy West, Renae Nadine Shackelford and James Robert Saunders

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    List Price: $39.95 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Page Count: 154
    ISBN13: 9780786408924
    Imprint: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub
    Publisher: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub
    Parent Company: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub

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    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.

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