View:

  • Black Deutschland

    By Darryl Pinckney

    Our Price: $12.95 - $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"--
  • Black Deutschland

    By Darryl Pinckney

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

    By Darryl Pinckney

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312420222
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2017
  • My Soul Has Grown Deep: Black Art from the Rural South

    By Cheryl Finley

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781588396099
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Published: June 2018
  • 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.
  • 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.

View: