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Claude McKay

Novelist, Poet (15-Sep-1890 — 22-May-1948)


Wayne F. Cooper. Claude McKay: Rebel Sojourner in the Harlem Renaissance: A Biography. Louisiana State University Press. 1987. 441pp.

Emmanuel Egar. The Poetics of Rage: Wole Soyinka, Jean Toomer, and Claude McKay. University Press of America. 2005. 62pp.

James Richard Giles. Claude McKay. Twayne. 1977. 170pp.

Josh Gosciak. The Shadowed Country: Claude McKay And the Romance of the Victorians. Rutgers University Press. 2006. 205pp.

Heather Hathaway. Caribbean Waves: Relocating Claude McKay and Paule Marshall. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1999. 232pp.

Winston James. Fierce Hatred of Injustice: Claude McKay's Jamaican Poetry of Rebellion. Verso Books. 2001. 160pp.

Tyrone Tillery. Claude McKay: A Black Poet's Struggle for Identity. University of Massachusetts Press. 1994. 235pp.


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  5. Webster's American Biographies (p.672)

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.280)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.162)

  8. Twentieth Century Authors (p.880)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.459)

  10. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.126)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.630)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.488)

  13. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.219-23)

  14. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.442)

  15. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.327)

  16. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.215)

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