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Eric Walrond : a life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Eric Walrond : a life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Author: James C Davis
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Eric Walrond (1898-1966) was a writer, journalist, and caustic critic. His short story collection, 'Tropic Death', was one of the first by a black author to depict Caribbean lives and voices in American fiction. Restoring him to his proper place as a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance, this biography situates 'Tropic Death' within Walrond's broader corpus and positions it as a catalyst and driving force behind the  Read more...
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Davis, James.
Eric Walrond : A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2015
Named Person: Eric Walrond; Eric Walrond
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James C Davis
ISBN: 9780231538619 0231538618 9780231157841 0231157843
OCLC Number: 902416428
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Short-listed for Phyllis Wheatley Book Award 2017
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 418 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: a Harlem story, a diaspora story --
Guyana and Barbados (1898-1911) --
Panama (1911-1918) --
New York (1918-1923) --
The new Negro (1923-1926) --
Tropic death --
A person of distinction (1926-1929) --
The Caribbean and France (1928-1931) --
London I (1931-1939) --
Bradford-on-Avon (1939-1952) --
Roundway hospital and The second battle (1952-1957) --
London II (1957-1966) --
Responsibility: James Davis.
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The first biography of a fascinating Caribbean-born writer, unraveling the mystery behind his disappearance from New York at the end of the Harlem Renaissance and recognizing his contribution to the  Read more...


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A great read, even for readers who do not know about the Harlem Renaissance and Eric Walrond. The book tells a fascinating and moving story of a literary talent's demise, or what it takes to nurture Read more...

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