Maggie, Porgy and Bess: The Un-American Dream – Books

DuBose Heyward was one of the best-known American writers of the early 20th century. Born in 1885, it was with this book, which he launched in 1925, at the age of 40, that he experienced the success that enabled him to emancipate himself professionally (he was an insurance broker) and to devote himself to writing.

The book is an immersion in the black community of Charleston, South Carolina, the city where he was born. Which, being the white author, was an innovative starting point….

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