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Author Sherrard-Johnson, Cherene, 1973-

Title Dorothy West's Paradise : a Biography of Class and Color
Published Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents They lost us the beach: A legend of Oak Bluffs -- Childhood sketches -- Dorothy West's typewriter -- To Russia with love -- New challenges -- The living is easy -- Cottager's corner -- Two weddings
Summary Dorothy West & rsquo;s Paradise captures the scope of the author & rsquo;s long life and career, reading it alongside the unique cultural geography of Oak Bluffs and its history as an elite African American enclave & mdash;a place that West envisioned both as a separatist refuge and as a space for interracial contact. An essential book for both fans of West & rsquo;s fiction and students of race, class, and American women & rsquo;s lives, Dorothy West & rsquo;s Paradise offers an intimate biography of an important author and a privileged glimpse into the society that shaped her work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject West, Dorothy, 1907-1998.
African American authors -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813552249 (electronic bk.)
9780813552248 (electronic bk.)