William J. Maxwell is associate professor of English and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism between the Wars and the editor of Claude McKay’s Complete Poems.
ARTICLES FEATURING WILLIAM J.
G-Men as Literary Critics
"F.B. Eyes" shows the canon of modern black literature to have been powerfully — and dialogically — shaped by Hoover’s ghostreaders....