Romance in Marseilles - Introduction - A Note on the Text Summary & Analysis

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The novel is prefaced by an introduction written by Gregory Edward Holcomb and William J. Maxwell. Claude McKay was a Jamaican-American writer who was a part of the Harlem Renaissance artistic movement. He was mostly known for his poetry, and he died in 1948. However, decades later, people have begun publishing previously unpublished novels by McKay. Romance in Marseilles was written in the late 1920s and early 1930s and has been published for the first time in 2020. McKay gave the novel several different titles as he worked on it over the years. At multiple points, he lost interest in the manuscript, only to return to it later. The story is notable not only for its specific black American perspectives, but also due to the fact that the main character, Lafala, is an amputee with prosthetic legs. He is originally...

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