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The Resource The street ; : and, The Narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor

The street ; : and, The Narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor

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The street ; : and, The Narrows
Title
The street ;
Title remainder
and, The Narrows
Statement of responsibility
Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Published in 1946 to widespread critical and popular acclaim -- it was the first novel by an African-American woman to sell over a million copies -- The Street follows Lutie Johnson, a young, newly single mother, as she struggles to make a better life for her son, Bub. An intimate account of the aspirations and challenges of black, female, working-class life, much of it set on a single block in Harlem, the novel exposes structural inequalities in American society while telling a complex human story, as overpriced housing, lack of opportunity, sexual harassment, and racism conspire to limit Lutie's potential and to break her buoyant spirit. Less widely read than her blockbuster debut and still underappreciated, The Narrows (1953) is Petry's most ambitious and accomplished novel -- a multi-layered, stylistically innovative exploration of themes of race, class, sexuality, gender, and power in postwar America. Centered around an adulterous interracial affair in a small Connecticut town between the young black scholar-athlete Link Williams and white, privileged munitions heiress Camilo Sheffield, it is also a fond, incisive community portrait, full of unforgettable minor characters, unexpected humor, and a rich sense of history. Also included are three essays by Petry on the art of fiction and the vibrant Harlem life that inspired her
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Explores the life and dreams of a young woman who struggles to raise her son in a suffocating ghetto world of racism, human degradation, and uncontrolled violence
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
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049785
Cataloging source
SALS
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1908-1997
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Petry, Ann
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
mixed forms
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1908-1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Petry, Ann
  • Griffin, Farah Jasmine
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True
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
314
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  • Single mothers
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The street ; : and, The Narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Novel as Social Criticism
  • 1950
  • The Street
  • 1946
  • The Narrows
  • 1953
  • The Great Secret
  • 1948
  • Harlem
  • 1949
Control code
000065057614
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
806 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781598536010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • .b57981401
  • (OCoLC)1079188401
Label
The street ; : and, The Narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Novel as Social Criticism
  • 1950
  • The Street
  • 1946
  • The Narrows
  • 1953
  • The Great Secret
  • 1948
  • Harlem
  • 1949
Control code
000065057614
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
806 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781598536010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • .b57981401
  • (OCoLC)1079188401

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