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The Resource The city of refuge : the collected stories of Rudolph Fisher, edited with an introduction by John McCluskey, Jr

The city of refuge : the collected stories of Rudolph Fisher, edited with an introduction by John McCluskey, Jr

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The city of refuge : the collected stories of Rudolph Fisher
Title
The city of refuge
Title remainder
the collected stories of Rudolph Fisher
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by John McCluskey, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
"One of the premier writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Rudolph Fisher wrote short stories depicting the multifaceted black urban experience that are still acclaimed today for their humor, grace, and objective view of Harlem life. Through his words, wrote the New York Times Book Review, 2one feels, smells, and tastes his Harlem; its people come alive and one cares about them.3 A definitive collection of Fisher{u2019}s short stories, The City of Refuge offers vibrant tales that deal with the problems faced by newcomers to the city, ancestor figures who struggle to instill a sense of integrity in the young, problems of violence and vengeance, and tensions of caste and class. This anthology has now been expanded to include seven previously unpublished stories that take up such themes as marital infidelity and passing for black and also relate the further adventures of Jinx and Bubber, the comic duo who appeared in Fisher{u2019}s two novels. This new edition also includes two unpublished speeches and the popular article 2The Caucasian Storms Harlem,3 describing the craze for black music and dance. John McCluskey{u2019}s introduction has been updated to place the additional works within the context of Fisher{u2019}s career while situating his oeuvre within the broader context of American writing during the twenties. Fisher recognized the dramatic and comic power in African American folklore and music and frequented Harlem{u2019}s many cabarets, speakeasies, and nightclubs, and at the core of his work is a strong regard for music as context and counterpoint. The City of Refuge now better captures the sounds of the city experience by presenting all of Fisher{u2019}s known stories. It offers a portrait of Harlem unmatched in depth and range by Fisher{u2019}s contemporaries or successors, celebrating, as Booklist noted, 2the complexity of black urban life in its encounter with the dangers and delights of the city.3 This expanded edition adds new perspectives to that experience and will enhance Fisher{u2019}s status for a new generation of readers."--Publishers website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1897-1934
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Fisher, Rudolph
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • McCluskey, John
  • University of Missouri Press
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  • Fisher, Rudolph
  • Authors, American
  • Physicians
Label
The city of refuge : the collected stories of Rudolph Fisher, edited with an introduction by John McCluskey, Jr
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Bibliography note
"Works of Rudolph Fisher": pages 195-196
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14165531
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxix, 196 pages
Isbn
9780826206305
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86019314
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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portrait
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(WaOLN)959099
Label
The city of refuge : the collected stories of Rudolph Fisher, edited with an introduction by John McCluskey, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
"Works of Rudolph Fisher": pages 195-196
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14165531
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxix, 196 pages
Isbn
9780826206305
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86019314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(WaOLN)959099

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