Dorothy West Oral History
Dorothy West | Writing is a Compulsion
Dorothy West (1907-1998) was an author and Vineyard Gazette columnist. In an excerpt from a 1983 interview and a 1985 talk, Dorothy West tells of how she was determined to be a writer from early in her childhood. Despite some family pressure, Dorothy followed her own path; writing and becoming involved with the cultural activities of the Harlem Renaissance. She is the author of The Living is Easy, The Wedding, and other well-received writings that explore the lives of upper-middle-class African Americans.
|Title||Writing is a Compulsion|
|Thematic Collection||Oral History|