Now in November / Edition 1

Now in November / Edition 1

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by Josephine W. Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1558610359

ISBN-13: 9781558610354

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The


Brilliant, evocative, poetic, savage, this Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel (1934) depicts a white, middle-class urban family that is turned into dirt-poor farmers by the Depression and the great drought of the thirties.

Like Ethan Frome, the relatively brief, intense story evokes the torment possible among people isolated and driven by strong feelings

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Brilliant, evocative, poetic, savage, this Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel (1934) depicts a white, middle-class urban family that is turned into dirt-poor farmers by the Depression and the great drought of the thirties.

Like Ethan Frome, the relatively brief, intense story evokes the torment possible among people isolated and driven by strong feelings of love and hate that, unexpressed, lead inevitably to doom. Reviewers in the thirties praised the novel, calling its prose "profoundly moving music," expressing incredulity "that this mature style and this mature point of view are those of a young women in her twenties," comparing the book to "the luminous work of Willa Cather," and, with prescience, suggesting that it "has that rare quality of timelessness which is the mark of first-rate fiction."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558610354
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
844,313
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

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Now in November 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AlyceL More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from the first page. This book is written in such a lovely, lyrical manner it was a pleasure to read. It won the Pulitzer Prize -- there's nothing "average" about it.
puzzleman More than 1 year ago
Not as bad as Lamb in His Bosom, not as good as Grapes of Wrath. Similar story of hardships among Southern poor folks. Dwells too much on one daughter, who has her own growing-up issues. An average read.