Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance by Emily Bernard
A Portrait in Black and White

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Carl Van Vechten's novel about life and love in Harlem in the 1920s is an awkward item to ask for in a library or a bookstore, a difficult book to republish, and for some people a painful subject even to talk about.
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This groundbreaking book is the first to focus on the flamboyant Carl Van Vechten, his notoriety as a white man with a passion for black people and culture, and his still-debated contributions to the Harlem Renaissance
 

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Emily Bernard is associate professor, English Department and ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program, University of Vermont. She is the author of several award-winning books, including Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in Burlington, VT.
 
Published February 28, 2012 by Yale University Press. 376 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by JAMES CAMPBELL on Mar 03 2012

Carl Van Vechten's novel about life and love in Harlem in the 1920s is an awkward item to ask for in a library or a bookstore, a difficult book to republish, and for some people a painful subject even to talk about.

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