The Splendid Drunken Twenties: Selections from the Daybooks, 1922-30
Between 1922 and 1930, Carl Van Vechtenone of the most significant figures of the Harlem Renaissancekept 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 periods luminaries, providing a rich resource for reconstructing the culture of 1920s New York and the social milieu during Prohibition.
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