“What does any human being want?”

December 1, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

In the Times, Dwight Garner reviews the new edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations, a compendium of quotes from notable black writers dating from ancient times to the present. Among other figures, Thurgood Marshall, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston and Cory Booker all have quotes in the book.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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