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ISBN-10: 0374526567

ISBN-13: 9780374526566

Edition: 1st

Authors: Pierre Alien, Carlene Hatcher Polite

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Feminist and civil rights activist Charlene Hatcher Polite interrogates the violent conflicts at the intersection of race and gender in her first novel, The Flagellants. Ideal and Jimson are a young black couple living in New York City, whose escalating verbal and physical clashes reflect the casual brutality inflicted on African Americans. Dismissed by some for its experimental, nonlinear style and dense dialect, The Flagellants was praised by others for its powerful voice of rage against an oppressive society. As The New York Times Book Review noted upon its publication, the book "was among the first fictional works by a black woman to focus directly on the theme of the sometimes bitter…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 12/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Carlene Hatcher Polite (1932-2009) worked as a professional dancer in Detroit and New York City and for several civil rights organizations before turning to writing. In 1964 she moved to Paris where she wrote two novels, The Flagellants and Sister X and the Victims of Foul Play. She later taught creative writing at the University of Buffalo until her retirement in 2000.