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[Mystery] Mosley, Walter.
Devil in a Blue Dress, White Butterfly, and A Red Death. The First Three Volumes in the Easy Rawlins Series.
All three volumes are Fine tight copies in Fine unclipped dust jackets. Each volume is Signed by Mosley. Walter Mosley broke new ground as a mystery writer by incorporating issues of race into novels that stand on their own as gripping detective fiction. Critics have praised Mosley's writing for its realistic portrayal of street life in African-American neighborhoods of post-World War II Los Angeles. Mosley's success has been due to the powerful recurring character of Ezekiel ("Easy") Rawlins, one of the most innovative private investigators to appear in fiction. Unlike many detectives who populate the pages of hard-boiled prose, Rawlins is a multidimensional character who stumbled into his sleuthing career as a means to pay mounting debts. Mosley has used Rawlins to expose the problems of getting by in a world where only a thin line lies between crime and business as usual.

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[Essays] Ellison, Ralph.
Shadow & Act: Essays.
A Near Fine copy in a Fine extremely bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy is from the library of noted film director George Cukor with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Not only is Ellison a great writer of fiction but he truly excels as an essayist as he displays in this fine collection of some of his best work in a non-fiction role. He is one of the most cogent and articulate writers in the arena of ideas and assessments of culture and the arts.

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[Modernist Literature] North, Michael.
The Dialect of Modernism. Race, Language & Twentieth Century Literature.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. The Dialect of Modernism uncovers the crucial role of racial masquerade and linguistic imitation in the emergence of literary modernism. Rebelling against the standard language, and literature written in it, modernists, such as Joseph Conrad, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams reimagined themselves as racial aliens and mimicked the strategies of dialect speakers in their work. In doing so, they made possible the most radical representational strategies of modern literature, which emerged from their attack on the privilege of standard language.At the same time, however, another movement, identified with Harlem, was struggling to free itself from the very dialect the modernists appropriated, at least as it had been rendered by two generations of white dialect writers. For writers such as Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, and Zora Neale Hurston, this dialect became a barrier as rigid as the standard language itself. Thus, the two modern movements, which arrived simultaneously in 1922, were linked and divided by their different stakes in the same language.

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[Harlem Renaissance] Bascom, Lionel C.
A Renaissance in Harlem: Lost Voices of an American Community.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This books compiles oral histories, recollections and stories about the Harlem Renaissance, all told in interviews and first person narratives. A dynamic anthology of Harlem in the 1920s brings together unpublished material by Ralph Ellison and Dorothy West as well as the stirring voices of ordinary people, including peddlers, prostitutes, Pullman porters, and domestic workers.

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