Frank Kermode, 22 February 1996
Show More The Feminisation of American Culture by Ann Douglas.
Papermac, 403 pp., £10, February 1996, 0 333 65421 8Show More
Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the Twenties by Ann Douglas.
Picador, 606 pp., £20, February 1996, 0 330 34683 0Show More
“... the careers of such performers as Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker, and of many literary figures, some of whom, like Zora Neale Hurston, have more recently become famous again. Not that the pathology of apartheid had ceased to exist; after abolition there was a racist backlash, which intensified after the Great War and of ...”