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.

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Title Writing is a Compulsion
Date 1983, 1985
Type Oral History
Thematic Collection Oral History
Interviewer Linsey Lee
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