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The Resource The blacker the berry--, Wallace Thurman ; with an introduction by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

The blacker the berry--, Wallace Thurman ; with an introduction by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

Label
The blacker the berry--
Title
The blacker the berry--
Statement of responsibility
Wallace Thurman ; with an introduction by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip
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Language
eng
Summary
One of the most widely read and controversial works of the Harlem Renaissance, The Blacker the Berry ... was the first novel to openly explore prejudice within the Black community. This pioneering novel found a way beyond the bondage of Blackness in American life to a new meaning in truth and beauty. Emma Lou Brown's dark complexion is a source of sorrow and humiliation - not only to herself, but to her lighter-skinned family and friends and to the white community of Boise, Idaho, her hometown. As a young woman, Emma travels to New York's Harlem, hoping to find a safe haven in the Black Mecca of the 1920s. Wallace Thurman re-creates this legendary time and place in rich detail, describing Emma's visits to nightclubs and dance halls and house-rent parties, her sex life and her catastrophic love affairs, her dreams and her disillusions - and the momentous decision she makes in order to survive. A lost classic of Black American literature, The Blacker the Berry ... is a compelling portrait of the destructive depth of racial bias in this country. A new introduction by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, author of The Sweeter the Juice, highlights the timelessness of the issues of race and skin color in America
Summary
A young girl's dark black complexion is a source of humiliation to the lighter-skinned members of her social climbing family
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Character
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007291
Cataloging source
DLC
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1902-1934
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Thurman, Wallace
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Haizlip, Shirlee Taylor
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True
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  • African American women
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • African American women
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
The blacker the berry--, Wallace Thurman ; with an introduction by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33359829
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780684815800
Lccn
95043010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)33359829
Label
The blacker the berry--, Wallace Thurman ; with an introduction by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33359829
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780684815800
Lccn
95043010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)33359829

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