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By Hughes, Langston; Van Vechten, Carl; Bernard, Emily; Hughes, Langston; Van Vechten, Carl

Provides a set of letters exchanged over the process 4 many years among poet Langston Hughes and his mentor, Carl Van Vechten, supplying an incisive examine present occasions and issues.

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Van Vechten designated Ewing one of the “Famous Beauties of the XXth Century,” a title he bestowed on men he admired. Ewing’s 1933 novel, Going Somewhere, satirizes New York social life in the 1920s. He killed himself in 1934. JESSIE REDMON FAUSET (1882–1961) is sometimes called one of the “midwives” of the Harlem Renaissance. She was the literary editor at The Crisis from 1919 to 1926, as well as the author of four novels about the black bourgeoisie. Fauset was the first editor to appreciate the genius of Langston Hughes.

She was the literary editor at The Crisis from 1919 to 1926, as well as the author of four novels about the black bourgeoisie. Fauset was the first editor to appreciate the genius of Langston Hughes. She also helped nurture the work of George Schuyler, Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay. RUDOLPH FISHER (1897–1934) moved to Harlem in 1925, where he established outstanding careers in both literature and medicine. He published short fiction in the Atlantic Monthly, The Crisis, and Story magazine throughout the 1920s.

He loved the bitter old man as he had loved the younger, famous version who had gotten him published. He hoped that future readers would understand Carlo’s angry lines through the lens of his own fondness, respect, and compassion. Hughes wrote back the very next day. He made fun of Van Vechten’s attitude and teased him about the ugly undercurrents of his professed benevolence. ” Hughes included an addendum: “I was so glad to see you the other night. ” This book is a story about two people, one famous, one formerly famous but now mostly unknown, who lived during an extraordinary period in American history.

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