Item #71770 THESE WERE THE HOURS. Nancy Cunard.
THESE WERE THE HOURS.
THESE WERE THE HOURS.

THESE WERE THE HOURS.

Carbondale: Southern University Press, 1969. First edition. Posthumously published memoir by the founder of the influential though short-lived Hours Press. Cunard recounts her memories of establishing and running the press and of her close personal relationships with the authors she published (Samuel Beckett, Ezra Pound, Laura Riding, et al). Edited and with a foreword by Hugh Ford. Work at the press came to an end in 1931 when Cunard, a poet and political activist, learning of the suppression of Black people in the U.S., turned her horror and disgust into action and began editing a monumental anthology published in 1934 which brought together writers of the day – “some 150 voices of both races – for the recording of the struggles and achievements, the persecutions and the revolts against them, of the Negro peoples" (from the foreword to NEGRO: Anthology Made by Nancy Cunard, 1931-1933). 8vo black cloth backed rust-colored cloth boards; gilt stamped spine; 216 pages including index and a bibliography of the publications of the press. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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