William Maxwell

Independent Journalist


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By William Maxwell

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04/30/15When Black Writers Were Public Enemy No. 1politico.com
As the textbooks tell it, 1922 was the annus mirabilis—the “wonderful year” of modernist literature in English. James Joyce’s Ulysses, the novel that changed everything but the Ireland it dissected, was published in Paris; T.S. Eliot revealed in The Waste Land that April, despite appearances, is the “cruelest month”; and Claude McKay announced the arrival of the Harlem Renaissance with the movement’s first book of poetry, Harlem Shadows. In the mind of the young FBI, however, McKay’s 1922 was most notable as a year of re...