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Living Is Easy / Edition 1
     

Living Is Easy / Edition 1

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by Dorothy West, Adelaide M. Cromwell
 

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ISBN-10: 0912670975

ISBN-13: 9780912670973

Pub. Date: 01/01/1982

Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York

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

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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 social satire."-Ms.

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

* Alternate of the Book-of-the-Month and Quality Paperback Book Clubs *

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912670973
Publisher:
Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Pages:
376

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Living Is Easy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sallie More than 1 year ago
Phenomenal book. This truly should be consider an American classic. Cleo Jericho is the original Scarlet O'Hara. It is also an extraordinary portrait of African-American life in Boston at the turn of the 20th century, one that is woefully missing from so much literature.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!