Luis wrote a new post, Luis Zambrano: Response #2 (2/13) Introductions to… Dark Matters, S. Browne; The Other Blacklist, M. Washington; and Chp. 5, Freedom is a Secret, K. McKittrick., on the site Black Listed: African American Writers and the Cold War Politics of Integration, Surveillance, Censorship, and Publication 1 week, 2 days ago
In his film Red, the great Polish film auteur, Krzysztof Kieslowski, manages to collapse time in dramatizing the ineffable bond that materializes between an old judge’s past and a woman’s present, where the wom […]
Luis wrote a new post, Luis Zambrano: Blacklisted: Response to “Total Literary Awareness: How the FBI Pre-read African American Writing. ” American Reader. Maxwell, W.J., on the site Black Listed: African American Writers and the Cold War Politics of Integration, Surveillance, Censorship, and Publication 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Fiction itself would hardly be able to invent the scene of an eager FBI agent who, intent on assiduously analyzing and surveiling for Communist sympathies the theatrical premiere of a Black playwright’s dramatic w […]
Hi Luis, What a great writer you are! Even in a short post, your prose is really splendid and the thinking lively. I love this wry punch: “Government work can be risky indeed. ” I also agree that, being head of the FBI for fifty years, gave Hoover astonishing power, the “permanent government” through many changes in presidencies and many social changes. Yet it’s the artists who remain and endure. And how ironic to now have a government that is so right wing that it denounces the FBI. “Ironic” is too soft a word. And yet again, we are in an era where the art of people of color–African American, Latinx, Asian American–is absolutely stunning. Thanks for such a great blog.