The substance of Mr. Tuttleton's compelling new collection of literary essays is the work of black writers and the representation of the black experience in America. He aims to approach the black poet Derek Walcott's ideal of a raceless critic, one who judges by the character of the work rather than by the skin color of its author. The Primate's Dream furthers Mr. Tuttleton's stature as one of our most respected critics. "He is a critic whose judgments can be trusted."-James Seaton, Hudson Review.
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James Tuttleton, who died in November 1998, was professor of English at New York University and author of A Fine Silver Thread and Vital Signs (both published by Ivan R. Dee) and of The Novel of Manners in America.
Sensible, readable, provocative, enlightening, challenging, and most of all, vital. * CHOICE *