Foreign News: Amid the Alien Corn

The U.S. expatriates of the '20s clung to Paris as long as their money—or their parents' money—held out against the Depression. Today, in duffel coats and beards, a new generation of expatriates throngs Le Select and Les Deux Magots. But a sizable number of the U.S. exiles, and the most stable group among them, are seldom seen in the Left Bank cafes. They are Negro artists and writers.

The Negro intellectuals usually live separated from one another, and most have settled into French life in a way that is rare for their white...

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