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Platitudes (Northeastern Library of Black Literature)

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  • Seller:nebookfair
  • Sales Rank:1,133,208
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:224
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):0.7 x 5.4 x 7.9
  • Publication Date:October 2, 2003
  • ISBN:1555535860
  • EAN:9781555535865
  • ASIN:1555535860
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Synopsis
Trey Ellis's uproariously funny debut novel Platitudes, first published in 1988, takes on conflicts within the African American literary community. Dewayne Wellington, a failing black experimental novelist, and Isshee Ayam, a radical feminist author, collaborate on Dewayne's latest sexist comedy. Alternately telling the story about the coming of age of Earle and Dorothy-two black middle-class teenagers, sex-starved in New York City-the battling writers sneak ever, and dangerously, closer to reconciling their literary disputes.

This edition of Platitudes also includes "The New Black Aesthetic," a groundbreaking essay by Ellis that appeared in the journal Callaloo.

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