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Carl Van Vechten


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Carl Van Vechten : Nigger Heaven

'Harold gave me the ?Definitive Edition? of the Week-end Book for Xmas. It has drawings by Rutherston, and will be very precious I understand as a first edition. Will Wood left me a Tauchnitz edition of ?Nigger Heaven? by a coloured writer Carl Van Vechten. ?Nigger Heaven? is Haarlem ? a New York district mostly inhabited by coloured people. One does not like American ?last living? any the better for being black rather than white ? and there is very little else to it, except one or two less mentionable points of biological interest whose significance, if grasped, might shake the complacency of the more stupid whites.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Winifred Agnes Moore      Print: Book


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