"Home To Harlem" by Claude Mckay Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Home To Harlem" by Claude Mckay
A review of the characters, setting, theme and plot of the novel on life in 1920s Harlem.
# 21346 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (General)


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"Claude McKay's Home to Harlem, originally published in 1928, is possibly the most important novel to come out of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. It is thus a uniquely valuable window into that time and place, since its broad novelistic canvas presents us with a view of Harlem life that is both detailed and sweeping. As with any novel, it is probably an error to view Home to Harlem as primarily an example of social observation; McKay's picture of the Harlem social setting is not an end in itself, but a canvas upon which plot and character are played out.


Nevertheless, McKay may be said to bring to the book a distinct vision of the African-American experience, at least as that experience was lived in the Harlem of the 1920s. That vision, implied thoughout the book and made explicit at the very..."

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