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Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

James Davis

Abstract

This book profiles Eric Walrond (1898–1966), the writer, journalist, and critic, whose short story collection, Tropic Death, was one of the first efforts by a black author to depict Caribbean lives and voices in American fiction. It restores Walrond to his proper place as a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance, situates Tropic Death within the author's broader corpus, and positions the work as a catalyst and driving force behind the New Negro literary movement in America. The book follows Walrond from the West Indies to Panama, New York, France, and finally England. It recounts his relationships ... More

Keywords: Eric Walrond, Tropic Death, West Indies, Panama, New York, France, Countée Cullen, Charles Johnson, Gwendolyn Bennett, Carl Van Vechten

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231157841
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Davis, author
Brooklyn College