Charles W. Chesnutt : Stories, Novels, and Essays (Hardcover)

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This collection of essential writings from a pioneer of African-American literature features two stories newly restored to print. Eight essays highlight Chesnutt's prescient views on the paradoxes of race relations in America and the definition of race itself.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781931082068
SKU 30850531
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1931082065
Release Date 1/1/2002
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 1.25T
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Annotation Among the first African-American writers was Charles W. Chesnutt, who was writing about racism and African identity at the turn of the 20th century. This volume includes his seminal collection of tales, THE CONJURE WOMAN, as well as two important novels, many short stories, and eight of his powerful essays on race in America.
Editors Note A collection of the best fiction and nonfiction from the literary genius who defied social conventions with his groundbreaking explorations of racial identity and the use of African-American speech and folklore includes The Conjure Woman and The House Behind the Cedars, and is accompanied by a detailed chronology of his life.
Editors Note 2 A collection of the best fiction and nonfiction from the literary genius who defied social conventions with his groundbreaking explorations of racial identity and the use of African-American speech and folklore includes The Conjure Woman and The House Behind the Cedars, and is accompanied by a detailed chronology of his life.

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