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The Last Leaf of Harlem: Selected and Newly Discovered Fiction by the Author of The Wedding

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A literary event—selected and previously uncollected fiction by the woman who was the last surviving member of the Harlem Renaissance.

When Dorothy West died in 1998, she was the last surviving member of the Harlem Renaissance, a contemporary of Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright. Popular history holds that between the publication of her two novels (The
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by St. Martin's Press (first published February 5th 2007)
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Fascinating to read the introduction about Dorothy West. The collected short stories vary widely in quality, reminding me of women's magazine stories,
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Pertinent Story, THE WEDDDING.
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Dorothy West was a novelist and short story writer who was part of the Harlem Renaissance. She is best known for her novel The Living Is Easy, about the life of an upper-class black family.

West's principal contribution to the Harlem Renaissance was to publish the magazine C
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