Finally available after three decades, a lost classic of the Harlem Renaissance that Langston Hughes acclaimed for its "hard poetic beauty."
Eric Walrond (1898-1966) moved from the Caribbean to New York, where he became a notable writer and journalist of the Harlem Renaissance. He spent much of the rest of his life in London. Arnold Rampersad (Ph.D. Harvard) is the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Stanford University. He is co-editor (with Deborah E. McDowell) of Slavery and the Literary Imagination, and editor of the definitive Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. He is the author of the two-volume biography The Life of Langston Hughes, Jackie Robinson: A Biography, and co-author (with Arthur Ashe) of Days of Grace: A Memoir. He is also editor of "The Harlem Renaissance."
Takes rank with Jean Toomer's Cane as a bravely beautiful collection of short stories.