Infants of the spring : a novel / by Wallace Thurman ; afterword by John A. Williams.
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|PS 3539 .H957 I54 1979 (show me on map)||Available||Request|
Mullen Library stacks
|PS3539.H957 I6 1979||Available||Request|
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Founders Library stacks
|PS3539 H957 I74 1979||Available||Request|
African American artists -- Fiction.
African American artists.
African American authors -- Fiction.
African American authors.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Harlem Renaissance -- Fiction.
New York (State) -- New York -- Harlem.
Lost American fiction series.
312 pages ; 23 cm.
Reprint of the edition published by Macaulay Company, New York.
A thinly disguised memoir of Thurman's own experiences in the 1920s. [This novel] centers on the larger-than-life denizens of a Harlem mansion called "Niggeratti Manor": Stephen Jorgensen, the recently arrived Canadian; Paul, the ambivalent, uptown social critic; Pelham, the struggling poet; and Eustace Savoy, an entertainer disdainful of his Afro-American musical heritage. In this volatile gumbo of complex characters--which also pokes fun at a few famous writers, including Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, and Langston Hughes--Thurman weaves a hilarious story that critiques the paternalistic Negro author/white patron relationship, uncovers the social-class antagonisms in the Afro-American community, and foreshadows the sexual and social themes of James Baldwin and E. Lynn Harris. Thurman's elegant and elastic prose adds more illumination to this bright period in African American literature. --Eugene Holley Jr.at Amazon.com.
Romans à clef.
New York (State)
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|WorldCat Identities||Thurman, Wallace, 1902-1934.
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