By: Williams, Susan Millar. (Julia Peterkin.)
Price: $17.50 USD
Athens, Georgia, University of Georgia Press: 1997
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 30075
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
343 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Julia Peterkin revolutionized American literature by writing seriously about the lives of plain black farming people. In five bold, lyrical books she pushed the bounds of realism to earn the startled praise of such intellecturals and literary artists as W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes. A plantation mistress who vowed to 'write what is, even if it is unpleasant', she took up writing at the age of forty, produced two best-selling novels, and won a Pulitzer Prize before mysteriously abandoning writing twelve years later. Peterkin's fiction chronicl... View More...