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Clotel

Or, The President's Daughter

Clotel( )
Author: Brown, William Wells
Introduction by: Als, Hilton
Series title:Modern Library Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-679-78323-7
Publication Date:Dec 2000
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

The first novel published by an African American, Clotel takes up the story, in circulation at the time, that Thomas Jefferson fathered an illegitimate mulatto daughter who was sold into slavery. Powerfully reimagining this story, and weaving together a variety of contemporary source materials, Brown fills the novel with daring escapes and encounters, as well as searing depictions of the American slave trade. An innovative and challenging work of literary invention, Clotel is receiving...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.3 x 20.3 x 1.4 cm
Book Weight:0.216 Kilograms
Author Biography
Brown, William Wells (Author)
Hilton Als is an American writer and theater critic born in New York City, New York in 1960. He began contributing pieces to The New Yorker magazine in 1989 and later worked as a staff writer and theater critic. He worked as a staff writer for The Village Voice, an Editor-at-large at Vibe and wrote articles for The Nation. He collaborated on film scripts for "Swoon" and "Looking for Langston." He edited the exhibition catalog for The Whitney Museum of American Art, "Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art," His first book, The Women, was published in 1996. His awards included, the New York Association of Black Journalists first prize in both Magazine Critique/Review and Magazine Arts and Entertainment. He was awarded a Guggenheim for Creative Writing in 2000 and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for 2002-03. He won the 2016 Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in nonfiction for White Girls (2013) and The Women (1996). The 2016 Lambda literary awards presented him The Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature

He has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan, and Smith College.

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