City of Refuge: The Collected Stories of Rudolph Fisher / Edition 2

City of Refuge: The Collected Stories of Rudolph Fisher / Edition 2

by Rudolph Fisher
ISBN-10:
0826218121
ISBN-13:
2900826218123
Pub. Date:
11/28/2008
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press

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City of Refuge: The Collected Stories of Rudolph Fisher / Edition 2

One of the premier writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Rudolph Fisher wrote short stories depicting the multifaceted black urban experience that are still acclaimed today for their humor, grace, and objective view of Harlem life. Through his words, wrote the New York Times Book Review, "one feels, smells, and tastes his Harlem; its people come alive and one cares about them."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900826218123
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Publication date: 11/28/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rudolph Fisher (1897-1934), a Phi Beta Kappan, was a dynamic force during the Harlem Renaissance, participating as an author, orator, and musician while also working full-time as a physician. He was the author of two novels, The Walls of Jericho and The Conjure Man Dies,as well as numerous short stories, book reviews, and scientific articles.

John McCluskey, Jr., is Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington and author of Look What They Done to My Song, Mr. America’s Last Season Blues, and Black Men Speaking.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

I The Quest

The City of Refuge 35

Ringtail 48

The South Lingers On 60

Ezekiel 70

Ezekiel Learns 74

The Promised Land 78

Guardian of the Law 89

Miss Cynthie 97

II The New Land

High Yaller 111

Dust 128

The Backslider 131

Fire by Night 142

Blades of Steel 159

Common Meter 172

John Archer's Nose 185

III The Unpublished Stories

The Lost Love Blues 223

The Man Who Passed 247

Skeeter 260

Across the Airshaft 277

The Lindy-Hop 287

One Month's Wages 300

A Perfect Understanding 317

Appendix 321

Works of Rudolph Fisher 341

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