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Author McKay, Claude, 1890-1948 author.

Title Amiable with big teeth : a novel of the love affair between the communists and the poor black sheep of Harlem / Claude McKay ; edited with an introduction by Jean-Christophe Cloutier, Brent Hayes Edwards.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]

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 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F McKay    ---  Available
Description xlv, 302 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "A monumental literary event: the newly discovered final novel by seminal Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay, a rich and multilayered portrayal of life in 1930s Harlem and a historical protest for black freedom The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed manuscript of Claude McKay's final novel was celebrated as one of the most significant literary events in recent years. Building on the already extraordinary legacy of McKay's life and work, this colorful, dramatic novel centers on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. At once a penetrating satire of political machinations in Depression-era Harlem and a far-reaching story of global intrigue and romance, Amiable with Big Teeth plunges into the concerns, anxieties, hopes, and dreams of African-Americans at a moment of crisis for the soul of Harlem--and America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Harlem Renaissance -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Political fiction.
Subject FICTION / African American / Historical.
FICTION / Classics.
FICTION / Political.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Satire.
Added Author Cloutier, Jean-Christophe, editor, writer of introduction.
Edwards, Brent Hayes, editor, writer of introduction.
Other Form: Online version: McKay, Claude, 1890-1948 author. Amiable with big teeth New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017] 9781101628195 (DLC) 2016044655
ISBN 9780143107316

 
    
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