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Description - The Splendid Drunken Twenties by Carl Van Vechten

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252074622
ISBN-10: 0252074629
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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