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Platitudes: & the New Black Aesthetic (Northeastern Library of Black Literature)

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Publisher Comments:

Reprints Ellis's highly acclaimed playful, irreverent, and uproariously funny debut novel that has a black feminist fiction writer and a black male postmodern novelist creating dueling narratives about the coming of age of two sex-starved teenagers in New York City.

Synopsis:

Trey Ellis's uproariously funny debut novel Platitudes, first published in 1988, takes on conflicts within the African American literary community. Dewayne Wellington, a failing black experimental novelist, and Isshee Ayam, a radical feminist author, collaborate on Dewayne's latest sexist comedy. Alternately telling the story about the coming of age of Earle and Dorothy-two black middle-class teenagers, sex-starved in New York City-the battling writers sneak ever, and dangerously, closer to reconciling their literary disputes.

This edition of Platitudes also includes The New Black Aesthetic, a groundbreaking essay by Ellis that appeared in the journal Callaloo.

Synopsis:

A playful, irreverent look at the African-American literary community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555535865
Foreword:
Ashe, Bertram D.
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Foreword by:
Ashe, Bertram D.
Foreword:
Ashe, Bertram D.
Author:
Ellis, Trey
Location:
Boston Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Writer's block.
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
African American women novelists
Subject:
African American novelists
Subject:
Humor : General
Series:
Northeastern Library of Black Literature
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
203
Dimensions:
8.42x5.56x.68 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 203 pages Northeastern University Press - English 9781555535865 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Trey Ellis's uproariously funny debut novel Platitudes, first published in 1988, takes on conflicts within the African American literary community. Dewayne Wellington, a failing black experimental novelist, and Isshee Ayam, a radical feminist author, collaborate on Dewayne's latest sexist comedy. Alternately telling the story about the coming of age of Earle and Dorothy-two black middle-class teenagers, sex-starved in New York City-the battling writers sneak ever, and dangerously, closer to reconciling their literary disputes.

This edition of Platitudes also includes The New Black Aesthetic, a groundbreaking essay by Ellis that appeared in the journal Callaloo.

"Synopsis" by , A playful, irreverent look at the African-American literary community.
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