“Meticulously annotated…a textured, ribald and frequently poignant interracial friendship between two remarkable talents.” (New York Times Book Review on Remember Me to Harlem )
“You can’t afford to miss this book.” (Vibe on Remember Me to Harlem )
“Heartfelt essays [exploring] ...what makes some [friendships] last a lifetime and others collapse at the first sign of strain.” (Booklist )
“What a wonderful and much-needed contribution to the great American conversation.” (Danzy Senna, author of Caucasia and Symptomatic )
About the Author
Emily Bernard was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She has a B.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. She teaches in the English Department and ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Vermont. Bernard is editor of Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 19251964.