October 8, 2012
'It's Almost as if Max Eastman Quoted From the Novel ... So That We'd Have This Great Proof'
Robert Caplin, The New York Times
In 2009, Jean-Christophe Cloutier, a graduate student in English and comparative-literature at Columbia University, discovered what other scholars only dream about: a hitherto unknown manuscript by a famous writer. Working as an intern at the university's Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Mr. Cloutier found a 1941 manuscript, "Amiable With Big Teeth," by the Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay. He had been sorting through a collection of the publisher
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