November 18, 1987 : Magazine : A Public Space

November 18, 1987

Letters James Alan McPherson

We are in obscene danger of becoming mass men (all right mass “people”) who will attempt to tear down anyone who is beyond us.

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James Alan McPherson (1943–2016) was the first African American writer to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which he was awarded in 1978 for his collection Elbow Room (Atlantic Monthly). He was also the author of a second collection, Hue and Cry (Ecco), as well as the memoir Crabcakes and the essay collection A Region Not Home (both Simon and Schuster).


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