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The Resource The street ; : the narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor

The street ; : the narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor

Label
The street ; : the narrows
Title
The street ;
Title remainder
the narrows
Statement of responsibility
Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor
Title variation
Narrows
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 ... 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 in the volume are three of Petry's previously uncollected essays related to the novels and a newly researched chronology of the author's life, prepared with the assistance of her daughter Elisabeth Petry
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1908-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petry, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3531.E933
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-1997
  • 1908-1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Petry, Ann
  • Petry, Ann
  • Griffin, Farah Jasmine
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
314
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Equality
  • Adultery
  • Interracial dating
  • Connecticut
  • United States
Label
The street ; : the narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 802-806)
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 street -- The narrows -- Other writings. The great secret ; Harlem ; The novel as social criticism -- Chronology -- Note on the texts -- Notes
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
806 pages
Isbn
9781598536010
Lccn
2018952815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1079188401
  • (OCoLC)1079188401
Label
The street ; : the narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 802-806)
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 street -- The narrows -- Other writings. The great secret ; Harlem ; The novel as social criticism -- Chronology -- Note on the texts -- Notes
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
806 pages
Isbn
9781598536010
Lccn
2018952815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1079188401
  • (OCoLC)1079188401

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