Questioning the Borders of Nonfiction to Tell the Story of an Exceptional Life

In 2014, book critic Dwight Garner published a lament in the New York Times for a seemingly forgotten literary masterpiece, the oral history All God’s Dangers. Published in 1974 by then-Harvard doctoral candidate Theodore Rosengarten, the autobiography was narrated by Nate Shaw, an illiterate “black tenant farmer from east-central Alabama.” It was a collaboration as […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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