The Splendid Drunken Twenties : Selections from the Daybooks, 1922 - 30
A startling record of the Jazz Age through the eyes of one of its memorable figuresBetween 1922 and 1930, Carl Van Vechten--one of the most significant figures of the Harlem Renaissance--kept a daily record of his activities. The records recount his day-to-day life, as well as the alliances, drinking habits, feuds, and affairs of a wide number of the period's luminaries, providing a rich resource for reconstructing the culture of 1920s New York and the social milieu during Prohibition. Bruce Kellner has provided copious informative notes identifying central figures and clarifying details.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 139.7 x 218.4 x 20.3mm | 521.63g
- 01 Jun 2007
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States