20th Century 1900-1999 United States - New York Harlem Renaissance United States-Washington DC Occupation-Writer Gender - LGTBQ. Edited and with an introduction by Thomas H. It is also one of the periods few significant lost novels and best satires one that only saw publication in 2008 thanks to Nugents friend and editor Thomas Wirth. Richard Bruce Nugents Gentleman Jigger Da Capo Press 2008 remains a curious product from the greater Harlem or New Negro Renaissance era ca. Indeed the editor of the Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader characterized Wallace Thurmans fiction Infants of the Springa work written at the same time as Nugents which often incorporates scenes similar to Gentleman Jigger in a biopic about Nugent Brother to Brother friends even accuse Thurman of copying from Nugents manuscriptin terms that might equally apply to Nugents writing. Wirth Editor Arnold Rampersad Foreword by edited by Thomas H. Richard Bruce Nugent. By Richard Bruce Nugent. Parts of the two novels contain slightly different versions of the very same incidents. Gentleman Jigger Richard Bruce Nugent Author Thomas H. Richmond Barthé Athlete Stretching 1933Richard Bruce Nugent Judas and Jesus 1947. Theres a good reason this book was not published when written during the Harlem Renaissance. Gentleman Jigger is an unpublished novel on which Nugent was working at the same time Wallace Thurman was writing Infants of the Spring. Actually artist is too restrictive a word. Foreword by Arnold Rampersad. Photographs consist of portraits and snapshots of Nugent his love interests friends and family. In the first the light-skinned scion of the Negro elite Stuartt Nugent moves from Washington DC. There Stuartt overcomes his disdain for those with very black skins when he meets Rusty the intellectual and organization leader of the New Negroes Wallace Thurman. Of all the writers of the Harlem Renaissance Richard Bruce Nugent is among the lesser known but he was perhaps the most brazen and bold. Richard Bruce Nugent is then 22 years old.