"The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" (1912), James Weldon Johnson's first book and the first modernist novel written by an African American, is a groundbreaking and subtle account of racial passing, initially published as an anonymous memoir. Its veracity?many believed it to be a genuine autobiography?has made it one of the undisputed masterpieces of African American literature and established Johnson in the African American literary vanguard of the first half of the twentieth century. He was also one of the central ...

James Weldon Johnson: Writings 2004, Library of America, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781931082525

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