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One of only a handful of novels published by black women during the forties, the story of ambitious Cleo Judson is a long-time cult classic. The Living Is Easy is delightfully wry and ironic humor—even bitchiness—of the novel coexists with a challenging moral and social complexity.

"A powerful work."—Essence

"Dorothy West is a brisk storyteller with an eye for ironic detail...a deft stylist and writer of ...

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Overview


One of only a handful of novels published by black women during the forties, the story of ambitious Cleo Judson is a long-time cult classic. The Living Is Easy is delightfully wry and ironic humor—even bitchiness—of the novel coexists with a challenging moral and social complexity.

"A powerful work."—Essence

"Dorothy West is a brisk storyteller with an eye for ironic detail...a deft stylist and writer of social satire."—Ms.

"Long beloved for its wry and ironic humor, this novel continues to delight and challenge readers."—Feminist Bookstore News

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Suggested for course use in:
African-American studies
20th-century U.S. literature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558611474
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Series: American Negro: His History and Literature Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,043,476
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

    The book to Read !!!!

    This book is excellent to read. Its kinda about the struggle of living back 1940's. and venturing out to start their own business.It gives one reson to hope, or at least a understanding of another side of black experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2003

    Truly American Literature!

    There are so few books that African Americans can claim as literature. This is definitely literature. Her words create such a vivid mental picture. She truly uses her talent to take you on an emotional roller coaster. One minute you loathe Cleo(the main character) for her conniving and manipulation and the next you feel utter compassion for her. Amazing!

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