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The Lonesome Boy Theme

by Arna Bontemps In the eighteenth century, I have been told, there was a popular saying to the effect that nobody would ever have fallen in love if he had not first read about it in the poets. Whether or not this is true, there is certainly something to be said for the proposition that […]

Arna Bontemps Letter to Bertha E. Mahony (February 26, 1938)

  Chicago, Illinois 26 February ’38 Miss Bertha E. Mahony The Horn Book Boston Dear Miss Mahony: Thanks very much for your pleasant note. I’ll be glad to write something for The Horn Book. So if you will send the copies you mentioned of back issues, I’ll do my best to suggest something suitable. Some […]