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Infants of the spring : a novel / by Wallace Thurman ; afterword by John A. Williams.

Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1979] .
ISBN 0809308649, 9780809308644

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PS3539.H957 I6 1979 Available Request
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Subjects African American artists -- Fiction.
African American artists.
African American authors -- Fiction.
African American authors.
African Americans -- Fiction.
African Americans.
Artists -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Harlem Renaissance -- Fiction.
Harlem Renaissance.
New York (State) -- New York -- Harlem.
Series Lost American fiction series.
Description 312 pages ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1979]
Notes Reprint of the edition published by Macaulay Company, New York.
Summary 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
Genre Fiction.
Romans à clef.
Geographic Area New York (State)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4004204
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Thurman, Wallace, 1902-1934.
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