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The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life
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The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life

by THURMAN, Wallace

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New York: Macaulay, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 262pp. Brown cloth with title stamped in black. Professionally recased and rebacked, preserving most of the original spine, the corners neatly refurbished, and the hinges seamlessly tightened, thus a presentable very good copy, lacking the dust jacket; housed in a lightly worn custom clamshell case. A very nice presentation copy, Inscribed by Thurman to silent film actor and director James Cruze: "To James Cruze - In anticipation of another story being especially written for submission to him. Sincerely, Wallace Thurman." Both Thurman and Cruze were from Utah, outsiders in their communities. In *Down in the Dumps: Place, Modernity, American Depression*, Thurman is quoted as writing to playwright and producer William Jourdan Rapp in June, 1929: "Met James Cruze, who is quite anxious to see a script of Harlem... [Cruze] has long wanted to do a first class colored movie and showed me countless stories he has considered. He wants to… Read More
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