James Weldon Johnson

Standard Name: Johnson, James Weldon

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Education Maya Angelou
Marguerite Johnson had already become a voracious reader, both of Black writers and of canonical dead white males. Shakespeare , she wrote later, was my first white love.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Heinemann New Windmill Series, 1995.
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She also enjoyed and respected...
Education Maya Angelou
When at seven she moved from Stamps to St Louis and attended Toussaint L'Ouverture High School, Marguerite found the teachers more formal but the students comparatively backward. In a year there she felt she learned...
Intertextuality and Influence Una Marson
In the year leading up to this publication, UM was reading (mostly male) African-American writers—Booker T. Washington , James Weldon Johnson , and W. E. B. Du Bois—and taking an intense interest in...
Intertextuality and Influence Una Marson
UM started writing an autobiography, then entitled Autobiography of a Black Girl, by the age of twenty-five.
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press, 1998.
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Living in London in 1935, she retitled the manuscript Autobiography of a Brown Girl. Victor Gollancz
Literary responses Gertrude Stein
Reviewers of GS saw this work as embodying a new naturalism.
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.
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H. G. Wells read Three Lives with deepening pleasure & admiration,
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.
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and William James wrote to tell her that it was...

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