Comedy: American Style (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas (MELA) Series)

Comedy: American Style (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas (MELA) Series)

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Overview

Comedy: American Style, Jessie Redmon Fauset's fourth and final novel, recounts the tragic tale of a family's destructionùthe story of a mother who denies her clan its heritage. Originally published in 1933, this intense narrative stands the test of time and continues to raise compelling, disturbing, and still contemporary themes of color prejudice and racial self-hatred. Several of today's bestselling novelists echo subject matter first visited in Fauset's commanding work, which overflows with rich, vivid, and complex characters who explore questions of color, passing, and black identity.

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson's introduction places this literary classic in both the new modernist and transatlantic contexts and will be embraced by those interested in earlytwentieth-century women writers, novels about passing, the Harlem Renaissance, the black/white divide, and diaspora studies. Selected essays and poems penned by Fauset are also included, among them "Yarrow Revisited" and "Oriflamme," which help highlight the full canon of her extraordinary contribution to literature and provide contextual background to the novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813546322
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 10/05/2009
Series: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas (MELA) Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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