Lillian Smith – Strange Fruit

Into this novel of the love of a white man and a beautiful, educated Negro girl, and of the violence that was only in one sense the outcome of their love,Lillian Smith has woven all the agony and frustration, the fear and guilt, which so disturb and degrade not only the relationships of Negro and white, but the individual soul as well. Rebecca West called the Greenville, South Carolina, lynching party „important as an indication of misery.” Lillian Smith too has seen this misery, and seen it deeply. In Strange Fruit she lays open the heart of a Southern town, and penetrates to the secret core of its people—their hidden pride and prejudicę, their emotional distortions and perversions, their bewilderment, their unreasoning love and hate, their blind cruelty. Her spectrum of characters is wide; even the minor characters are clearly seen, precisely defined, so that each adds a tone, a value, in the complex social fabric she describes.

Data wydania
1950-01-01
Liczba stron
260
Język
Angielski
Kategoria
Literatura obyczajowa, romans
Data wydania
1950-01-01
Liczba stron
260
Język
Angielski
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