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178747805X
Book:Dancers on the shore; William Melvin Kelley:2020:New edition Book Dancers on the shore; William Melvin Kelley
Dancers on the shore; William Melvin Kelley
Author: Kelley, William Melvin
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: New edition
Class Number: F
Publisher: riverrun, 2020
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781787478053
Notes:
Previous edition: New York: Doubleday, 1964
In 1964, two years after the critically lauded release of his debut novel 'A Different Drummer', William Melvin Kelley published his first collection of short stories, 'Dancers on the Shore'. Reissued in a new edition by riverrun, these seventeen stories expand Kelley's literary world, showcase his limitless imagination and spotlight his inimitable talent.
Extent: xiii, 271 pages, 20 cm, pbk
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1787478033
Book:A different drummer:2018 Book
Author: Kelley, William Melvin
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: riverrun
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Illustration on inside cover Originally published: Garden City: Doubleday, 1962 The month is June 1957. The setting is Sutton, a backwater town in a southern US state. One afternoon, 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 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 white townsperson. These range from boys, girls, men, women; who are either liberal, conservative, bigoted or sympathetic - yet who are all grappling with this spontaneous, collective rejection of subordination. 'A Different Drummer' is an exploration of what it is like to live in a white-dominated society. It's a transparent, brutally honest portrayal of the impact and repercussions of systematised oppression.
xxxiv, 302 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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