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There Is a Tree More Ancient Than Eden
     

There Is a Tree More Ancient Than Eden

by Leon Forrest, Ralph Ellison (Foreword by)
 

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Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing. As Toni Morrison has said, "All of Forrest's novels explore the complex legacy of Afro-Americans. Like an insistent tide this history . . . swells and recalls America's past. . . . Brooding, hilarious, acerbic

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Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing. As Toni Morrison has said, "All of Forrest's novels explore the complex legacy of Afro-Americans. Like an insistent tide this history . . . swells and recalls America's past. . . . Brooding, hilarious, acerbic and profoundly valued life has no more astute observer than Leon Forrest." All of that is on display here in two novels that give readers a breathtaking view of the human experience, filled with humor and pathos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226257211
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Phoenix Fiction Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Born and raised in Chicago, Leon Forrest (1937-1997) taught English and African-American Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of a collection of essays entitled The Furious Voice for Freedom, as well as numerous novels, including Two Wings to Veil My Face, winner of four literary awards, Divine Days, and Meteor in the Madhouse.

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