by Arnold RampersadPerhaps the best of the books that condemn the Harlem Renaissance as a failure.Ironically, this book's extremely negative view of Claude McKay's novels (especially Banjo) inspired me to devote my entire senior year to researching McKay's life and works.One of the most perceptive critics of the Harlem Renaissance, Huggins' aesthetic standards unfortunately cause him to see the most innovative and interesting aspects of black modernist art as decadent flaws.
Read him for his amazing critical insights, not for his conclusions.
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