Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World
Amitava Kumar is Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College. He is the author of
Bookstores of New York
In this chapter, the author engages in performance art: he visits bookstores in New York and asks: “Where is your ‘White Literature’ section?” The responses, ranging from skeptical to hilarious, provide a guide to booksellers’ understanding of street-level multiculturalism.