Letters of Carl Van Vechten
During a long life in American arts & letters, Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) was a music-dance-literary critic, novelist, photographer, jazz enthusiast, popularizer of black writers and promoter of the avant garde. Now another facet of his remarkable talent is available through this selection of letters to 150 people -- culled from among the thousands he wrote. The 20th...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published September 28th 1987 by Yale University Press
(first published 1987)
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A sensational Ralph Barton cover caricature of CVV preps 50 years of a "cultural index" to the 20thC. Email now kills the keeping of historic Letters. CVV loved to send and receive letters and herein are missives to Gert Stein, Mabel Dodge, Lillian Gish, H L Mencken, Alfred & Blanche Knopf, Dreiser, Sinclair Lewis, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, Virgil Thomson, Alec Woollcott about the new music, art, dance, theatre, lit that once made America GGGGreat--. There's plenty of the personal too as CV...more