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The blacker the berry ...

A novel of Negro life.

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This edition was published in by Collier Books in [New York].

Written in English

231 pages

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 home-town. 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.

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1929, The Macaulay Company
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The blacker the berry

a novel of Negro life.

First published in 1929



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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 home-town. 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.

The blacker the berry ...

A novel of Negro life.

This edition was published in by Collier Books in [New York].


Table of Contents

Emma Lou
Harlem
Alva
Rent party
Pyrrhie victory.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
African/American library
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.5/2
Library of Congress
PZ3.T4258 Bl9, PS3539.H957 Bl9,

The Physical Object

Pagination
xix, 231 p. ;
Number of pages
231

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4756708M
Internet Archive
blackerberrynove00thur
ISBN 10
0020547501
ISBN 13
9780020547501
LC Control Number
78102975
OCLC/WorldCat
95896
Library Thing
76568

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