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A Different Drummer (Bog, Paperback)

Af: William Melvin Kelley

Forlag: Riverrun
Format: Paperback
Sprog: Engelsk
Sideantal: 336
Dato for udgivelse: 1-11-2018
Udgivelse: 2018.
ISBN-13: 9781787478039
Produkt type: Bog
År for denne udgave: 2018
Originalsprog: Sproget kan ikke bestemmes

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A lost masterpiece republished for 2018, A Different Drummer is for readers who have been waiting for the next rediscovered classic! In 1962, aged just 24, William Melvin Kelley's debut novel A Different Drummer earned him critical comparisons to James Baldwin and William Faulkner. Fifty-five years later, author and journalist Kathryn Schulz happened upon the novel serendipitously and was inspired to write the New Yorker article 'The Lost Giant of American Literature', included as a foreword to this edition. - June, 1957. One afternoon, in the backwater town of Sutton, a young black farmer by the name of Tucker Caliban matter-of-factly throws salt on his field, shoots his horse and livestock, sets fire to his house and departs the southern state. And thereafter, the entire African-American population leave with him. The reaction that follows is told across a dozen chapters, each from the perspective of a different white townsperson. These are boys, girls, men and women; either liberal or conservative, bigoted or sympathetic - yet all of whom are grappling with this spontaneous, collective rejection of subordination ...

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