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The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man

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First published anonymously in 1912, this resolutely unsentimental novel gave many white readers their first glimpse of the double standard — and double consciousness — that ruled the lives of black people in modern America. Republished in 1927, at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, with an introduction by Carl Van Vechten, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man became a groundbreaking document of Afro-American culture; the first first-person novel ever written by a black, it became an eloquent model for later novelists ranging from Zora Neale Hurston to Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison.

Narrated by a man whose light skin enables him to "pass" for white, the novel describes a journey through the strata of black society at the turn of the century — from a cigar factory in Jacksonville to an elite gambling club in New York, from genteel aristocrats to the musicians who hammered out the rhythms of ragtime. The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man is a complex and moving examination of the question of race and an unsparing look at what it meant to forge an identity as a man in a culture that recognized nothing but color.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxv]-xxix).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679727538
Introduction:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR.
Introduction:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Introduction by:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Introduction:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. JR. JR. JR.
Introduction:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Introduction:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR.
Introduction:
Gates, Henry Louis
Author:
Johnson, James Weldon
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Afro-american men
Subject:
Afro-American men -- Fiction.
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;african american;autobiography;race;literature;biography;novel;non-fiction;20th century;american;harlem renaissance;racism;passing;classics;history;memoir;race relations;african americans;american literature;1910s;african-american literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
T-330
Publication Date:
19891231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.26x.68 in. .58 lbs.

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