As part of a forthcoming history of the radio feature Michele Hilmes shares her discovery of the supposedly lost Langston Hughes radio play, “The Man Who Went to War.”
Looking beyond the content of Michele Hilmes’s work to its structure and form, Shawn VanCour discusses the larger goals and techniques of Hilmesian historiography.
The obvious critical question is this: which Matthew Graham do we get here? The Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes scribe? Or the ‘Fear Her’ and Bonekickers doppelganger?
‘The Curse of the Black Spot’ serves up warmed-over intertextualities with gusto. But such manic repetition of generic fare seems to over-ride considerations of authorial distinction.