Books: Short Notices: May 6, 1966

HOME: SOCIAL ESSAYS by LeRoi Jones. 252 pages. Morrow. $4.

LeRoi Jones, 31, is no relation to the Emperor Jones. But he would like to be. He noisily nurses plans for a fascist Black Nation in Harlem; he howls destruction on all his foes, chief among whom are the Rev. Martin Luther King, the American Negro middle class, and absolutely all white men everywhere. In his 1964 play, The Toilet, Jones gave painful promise of developing gifts as a writer. In this disjointed collection of essays, the promise is flatly withdrawn. Jones clings raptly to his privileged role as victim, and has...

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