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Publisher Comments:

On the heels of the bestseller success of hernovel The Wedding, Dorothy West,the last surviving member of the HarlemRenaissance, presents a collection of essays and stories thatexplore both the realism of everyday life, and thefantastical, extraordinary circumstances of onewoman's life in a mythic time. Traversing theuniversal themes and conflicts between poverty andprosperity, men and women, and young and old, andcompiling writing that spans almost seventy years,The Richer, The Poorer not onlyaffords an unparalleled window into theAfrican-American middle class, but also delves into therichness of experience of "one of the finest writersproduced in this country during the RoaringTwenties"(Book Page).

Synopsis:

Presents the collected short stories and autobiographical writings of the last survivor of the Harlem Renaissance of the twenties and thirties

About the Author

Dorothy West founded the Harlem Renaissance literary magazine Challenge in 1934, and New Challenge in 1937, with Richard Wright as her associate editor. She was a welfare investigator and WPA relief worker in Harlem during the Depression. Her first novel, The Living Is Easy, appeared in 1948 and remains in print. He second novel, The Wedding, was a national bestseller and literary landmark when published in the winter of 1995. A collection of her stories and autobiographical essays, The Richer, The Poorer, appeared during the summer of 1995. She lives on Martha's Vineyard.

Table of Contents

Stories : The typewriter — The five-dollar bill — Jack in the pot — Mammy — The richer, the poorer — Funeral — The penny — The bird like no other — The happiest year, the saddest year — The envelope — Fluff and Mr. Ripley — Odyssey of an egg — About a woman named Nancy — The roomer — The maple tree — An unimportant man — To market, to market — Sketches and reminiscences : Rachel — Fond memories of a black childhood — The gift — The purse — The sun parlor — Remembrance — An adventure in Moscow — The cart — Elephant's dance — A day lost is a day gone forever — The legend of Oak Bluffs — Love — The flight.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307754912
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Authors, American
Author:
Dorothy West
Author:
West, Dorothy
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Afro-american authors
Subject:
Afro-American women authors -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African American women authors
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19960601
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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