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Deep Are the Roots: Memoirs of a Black Expatriate

Heath, Gordon

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ISBN 10: 0870237780 / ISBN 13: 9780870237782
Published by Univ of Massachusetts Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Gray cloth, black titles. With an Introduction by Doris Abramson and an Afterword by E. Mike Thelwell. A memoir by the African-American actor who, in the 1940s moved to France to pursue his career. Various B&W photos in text. Book unread, near fine in like DJ. 200 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 5625

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Title: Deep Are the Roots: Memoirs of a Black ...

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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The distinguished actor relates his childhood in Manhattan; his education and training in music, art, voice, and dance; and his experiences on the stages of New York, London, and Paris

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This strongly written memoir is a welcome addition to the literature of a sad chapter in American arts. Heath, 1918-91, was a black, gay American actor. His deeply etched memories re-create a world of black New York in the 1920s and 1930s that is clear and passionate. Heath's family, friends, influences, ideas, tastes, and an awareness of self are fully drawn. The title comes from Heath's major success as an actor on Broadway: Elia Kazan's Deep Are the Roots. The production of Deep traveled to London in 1947, and Heath settled in Europe, whence he returned only occasionally. Talented black American actors, writers, and musicians all too often find no comfortable home in the U.S. arts. This memoir may help to explain why. For most theater and black study collections.
- Thomas E. Luddy, Salem State Coll., Mass.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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