In early 1985, Ellen Gilchrist's short story collection, Victory over Japan, won a National Book Award, but just a few years earlier—say in 1980—it would have been difficult even to publish a book of short stories. Popular publishing wisdom sta [...]
Langston Hughes: Before and Beyond Harlem. By Faith Berry. Lawrence Hill. $19.95 cloth, $12.95 paper.
Langston Hughes, who died in 1967, is remembered as one of the great black American writers. His name is identified with the Harlem Renaissance, [...]