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  • Black Deutschland

    By Darryl Pinckney

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250117977
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2017
  • Black Deutschland

    By Darryl Pinckney

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374113810
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: February 2016
    "Jed--young, gay, black, out of rehab and out of prospects in his hometown of Chicago--flees to the city of his fantasies, a museum of modernism and decadence: Berlin. The paradise that tyranny created, the subsidized city isolated behind the Berlin Wall, is where he's chosen to become the figure that he so admires, the black American expatriate. Newly sober and nostalgic for the Weimar days of Isherwood and Auden, Jed arrives to chase boys and to escape from what it means to be a black male in America. But history, both personal and political, can't be avoided with time or distance. Whether it's the judgment of the cousin he grew up with and her husband's bourgeois German family, the lure of white wine in a down-and-out bar, a gang of racists looking for a brawl, or the ravaged visage of Rock Hudson flashing behind the face of every white boy he desperately longs for, the past never stays past even in faraway Berlin. In the age of Reagan and AIDS in a city on the verge of tearing down its walls, he clambers toward some semblance of adulthood amid the outcasts and expats, intellectuals and artists, queers and misfits. And, on occasion, the city keeps its Isherwood promises and the boy he kisses, incredibly, kisses him back.An intoxicating, provocative novel of appetite, identity, and self-construction, Darryl Pinckney's Black Deutschland tells the story of an outsider, trapped between a painful past and a tenebrous future, in Europe's brightest and darkest city"--
  • Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy

    By Darryl Pinckney

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590177693
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: September 2014
    "Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney's meditation on a century and a half of Black participation in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for Black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement, leading up to the election of Barack Obama as president. Interspersed throughout the historical narrative are Pinckney's own memories of growing up during the civil rights era, his unsure grasp of the events he saw on television or heard discussed, and the reactions of his parents to the social changes that were taking place at the time and later to Obama's election. He concludes with an examination of the current state of electoralpolitics, the place of Blacks in the Democratic coalition, and the ongoing efforts by Republicans to suppress the Black vote, with particular attention to the Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and what it may mean for the political influence of Black voters in future elections. Blackballed also includes 'What Black Means Now,' an essay on the history of the Black middle class, stereotypes about Blacks and crime, and contemporary debates about 'post-Blackness' and breaking free of essentialist notions of being Black"--
  • High Cotton

    By Darryl Pinckney

    Our Price: $5.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140175035
    • Publisher: PENGUIN USA
    • Published: February 1993
    The narrator engages in an existential search for the meaning of his Black identity--from his Indianapolis roots to his taste of the expatriate life in Paris--in a novel that addresses the issues of upper-middle-class Blacks
  • High Cotton

    By Darryl Pinckney

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312420222
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2017
  • Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature

    By Darryl Pinckney

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780465057603
    • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
    • Published: April 2002
    An appreciation of three writers - J.A. Rogers, Vincent O. Carter, & Caryl Phillips - originally presented as the inaugral Alain LeRoy Locke Lecture Series at Harvard's DuBois Institute. Pinckney, the acclaimed author of the novel 'High Cotton,' in these essays, reminds us that marginal or neglected writers have a lot to say about those citizens marginalized as 'outsiders.' 160p.
  • Pudd'nhead Wilson and 'Those Extraordinary Twins'

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $4.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593082550
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
    • Published: July 2005
  • The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

    By Elizabeth Hardwick

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781681371542
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: October 2017
  • The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick

    By Elizabeth Hardwick

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590172872
    • Publisher: NYRB
    • Published: May 2010
    (NYRB Classics). This first collection of short stories by America's great post-WWII woman of letters reveals her brilliance as a stylist and as an observer of contemporary life. A young woman returns from New York to her childhood Kentucky home and discovers the world of difference within her. A girl's boyfriend is not quite good enough, his 'silver eyes, light and cool, revealing nothing except pure possibility, like a coin in hand.' A magazine editor's life falls strangely to pieces after she loses both her husband and her job. Hardwick's 'razor-sharp prose' is in evidence everywhere. 224p.

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