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  Emily Bernard




  Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard reads from Remember Me to Harlem.
    Introduction:

    "In May of 1929, Hughes was in Westfield, New Jersey, wrestling with his novel, and Zora Neale Hurston arrived in town and took a room in a house just doors away. This was no coincidence..."

    Letter 1:

    Carl Van Vechten to Langston Hughes, January 19, 1931: "I read The Singing Dark some days ago but have not had time to write you about it. I may be wrong but I am not very enthusiastic about it...

    Letter 2:

    Langston Hughes to Carl Van Vechten, January 19, 1931: "Forgive me for worrying you to death, but once more, The Mulebone. Last night I talked to Zora by phone. She said she know nothing..."

    Letter 3:

    Carl Van Vechten to Langston Hughes, January 20, 1931: "I'm sure you'll understand that I cannot mix up in this any more..."

    Letter 4:

    Langston Hughes to Carl Van Vechten, January 22, 1931: "I hope never to worry you with this Mulebone business again. You have been more than kind about it already. A letter from Zora today assures me that she has reversed herself..."


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