Eugene D. Genovese

  • Harlem on His Back

    PERVERSE FASCINATION FOR THE OPPRESSED and beleaguered has always run strong among Americans, and the temptation to defend Mr. Hoving against the current critical onslaught is therefore hard to control. Besides, any man who could combine so many political and esthetic atrocities in one effort surely deserves the thanks of a people in danger of being suffocated by ennui. Apparently upset by the tranquility that has descended on Fun City, especially in the realm of race relations, Mr. Hoving boldly set forth to shake things up and make us think. What else, after all, are the bourgeois gentilshommes