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Frye Street Environs: The Collected Works of Marita Bonner

Bonner, Marita) Flynn, Joyce and Stricklin, Joyce Occomy (editors)

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ISBN 10: 0807063002 / ISBN 13: 9780807063002
Published by Beacon Press (1987), Boston, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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286 pages. This book is part of the Black Women Writers Series. Bonner's collected works presented for the first time, including stories, essays, and plays, describing Black working-class life in Chicago. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 132825

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Title: Frye Street Environs: The Collected Works of...

Publisher: Beacon Press (1987), Boston

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Marita Bonner's fictional Frye Street is a cramped, ethnically diverse Chicago neighborhood where black immigrants from the South struggle to achieve middle-class respectability. Bonner (1899-1971) wrote most of the 20 short stories, three plays and two essayssome previously unpublishedin this anthology during the 1920s and '30s. Short and sketchlike, these works illuminate with terse, angry strokes the deadening effects of poverty and racism on the spirit and family life of urban blacks. Bonner's characters often hurt one another, both physically and emotionally, as they strike out against suffocating hopelessness. But on Frye Street, both the brutal aggressors and the humble sufferers are innocent victims of an oppressive ghetto environment. Flat and frequently nameless, like actors in a medieval morality play, these Depression-era characters exude an air of universality that makes them pungently relevant for our times. This is the latest volume in the Black Women Writers series.
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