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The Street: A Novel - Ann Petry
The Street: A Novel
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THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street... show more
THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780395901496 (0395901499)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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So.... Nicky?
So.... Nicky? rated it
4.0 The Street: A Novel
Raw, riveting, and sadly still reflective of our own times, this novel describes life on a street in Harlem in 1945. I found the pacing a bit slow and some text a bit repetitious, but maybe that was needed to drive home the point that poverty and lack of opportunity are a crucible melting the hardie...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
5.0 The Street
Ann Petry's The Street bears considerable resemblance to Wright's Native Son or Ellison's Invisible Man. All three tell a tale of a young black person and their struggle to achieve more. All three were written in the same era. All three are heartbreaking and haunting. I've loved all three, but each ...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
2.0 The Street: A Novel
Another one I read during graduate school. I read it twice back then, once for a class, and then around the date I am noting now for a paper I had to write on it. It was kind of forced reading by then, which probably puts a bit of bias into my impression of it. I made a some good notes on my journal...
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