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George S. Schuyler (1895–1977)

Auteur de Black No More

13+ oeuvres 702 utilisateurs 25 critiques

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George S. Schuyler was an African American professional journalist of considerable distinction who served as an officer in the army in World War I and later made a name for himself as a satirical polemicist, attacking both white and black positions in the racial politics of this country. He carved afficher plus out a position for himself as a conservative spokesman within the African American community, particularly as an ardent anti-Communist. His ingenious Swiftian fantasy, Black No More (1934), tells the story of a miracle cure for black skin color by means of which, to the great discomfort of the white population, the black and white "races" become indistinguishable. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Comprend les noms: George Samuel Schuyler

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Œuvres de George S. Schuyler

Oeuvres associées

Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction From the African Diaspora (2000) — Contributeur — 538 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Reporting World War II Part One : American Journalism, 1938-1944 (1995) — Contributeur — 441 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (1994) — Contributeur — 409 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 1: American Journalism 1941-1963 (2003) — Contributeur — 236 exemplaires
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Contributeur — 121 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Voices from the Harlem Renaissance (1976) — Contributeur — 108 exemplaires
Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s (2011) — Contributeur — 102 exemplaires
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Contributeur — 66 exemplaires
Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Fiction by African-American Writers (2009) — Contributeur — 53 exemplaires, 1 critique
Harlem Renaissance Novels: The Library of America Collection (2011) — Contributeur — 48 exemplaires, 1 critique
Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance 1920-1940 (1996) — Contributeur — 17 exemplaires
Ebony Rising: Short Fiction of the Greater Harlem Renaissance Era (2004) — Contributeur — 16 exemplaires
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire


Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Schuyler, George Samuel
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Pays (pour la carte)
Lieu de naissance
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Lieu du décès
New York, New York, USA
Lieux de résidence
Syracuse, New York, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
Schuyler, Josephine (wife)
Schuyler, Philippa (daughter)
U.S. Army



Cette critique a été écrite dans le cadre des Critiques en avant-première de LibraryThing.
A nice re-presentation/print/publishing of a classic, thought provoking text. Schulyer's witty satire often seems ahead of its time. Would be best to read this if and when you have someone who you can discuss it with!
esnanna | 18 autres critiques | Jun 13, 2024 |
Just fantastic. Love the story arc and the writing! Sharp and witty and absolutely on point almost 100 years later.
gonzocc | 18 autres critiques | Mar 31, 2024 |
Comédia sobre o racismo
HelioAdrianus | Jul 16, 2023 |
Cette critique a été écrite dans le cadre des Critiques en avant-première de LibraryThing.
George S. Schuyler's Black Empire may have been a genre-buster when it was originally published in the Pittsburgh Courier as a serial in the mid-1930s, an Afrofuturist epic before Afrofuturism was a word. A satirical take on the Back to Africa movement and black nationalism, Black Empire is the saga of genius/mad scientist Dr. Henry Belsidus, as told by his secretary Carl Slater, as Belsidus recruits the world’s Black excellence to build a Black Empire in Africa by whatever means necessary, mainly by eliminating white people. Part sci-fi, part melodrama, the story unfolds rapid-fire, and includes prophetic technological innovations (helicopters, solar energy and hydropower, to name a few) and even describes the creation of the Black Empire as the “Second World War” several years before a war to be so named began.

The book is entertaining, the pace is quick, but the satire has faded a little. It’s worth reading, particularly if there is a more recent edition available. It seems as if this Mint edition was scanned from original publications and no one proofread the output. The errors and typos in the book were distracting at best. It made for some annoying reading.
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leisure | 3 autres critiques | May 25, 2023 |


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