Black Noir Doc Þ 336 pages ↠ Randarenewables

Mobi ✓ ↠ Otto Penzler

Black NoirUniue viewpoints and styles Contributors to the collection include Robert Greer Chester Himes Walter Mosley Cary Phillips Frankie Bailey and Richard Wrigh A great little collection I particularly liked Talma Gordon

Otto Penzler ↠ Black Noir Doc

Wlins or the mean streets of Harlem at the hands of Chester Himes the stories and characters in this anthology have shaped the mystery genre with their own COUNTDOWN Mid 20th Century North American Crime BOOKShort 34 of 250On Saturday the Siren Sounds at Noon by Ann Lane Petry is my favorite short story hereOtto Penzler does a sensational job of collecting mysterycrime works by black authors which are hard or impossible to find elsewhere Ann Lane Petry is of huge importance in American literature she is the first African American woman to sell a million copies of a book The StreetBut to SirenHook3 stars Standard as this work opens with a group of people at a train station waiting for the next train Something bad is about to happenPace4 After the first page you'll not be able to stop reading Plot5 Sensational horrific a crime and then another Like the old saying If you seek revenge dig two gravesPeople4 You can't forget 2 charactersPlace4 We are in a certain time and place in America It's unmistakable but this story is all plotSummary 40 The plot is a punch to the gut I hope to find works by this author

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Black Noir Doc Þ 336 pages ↠ Randarenewables ¹ Some of the best known and most influential pieces of crime fiction have been from African American writers Be it Walter Mosley’s great detective Easy Rawlins or the mean streets of Harlem at the hands of Chester Himes the stories and characters in this anthology have shapedSome of the best known and most influential pieces of crime fiction have been from African American writers Be it Walter Mosley’s great detective Easy Ra This was a solid collection which I liked for several reason1 One of the theme was role of the PI in investigating crimes in communities that mistrust the police due to racism on the part of the police violence by the police etc The book also explored the interesting space occupied by African American cops Both themes are extremely relevant currently2 An writing motif common to the noir mystery genre is the use of the twist and this book makes use of it in spades with several stories in the collection employing one Some of the ones that didn't you wished they did3 It included stories which I would term country noir I think too often noir is thought of as an urban genre This article on the topic looks interesting4 The inclusion of older works The earliest in this book The Sheriff's Children by Charles Waddell Chesnutt was published in 1889 and was probably my favorite piece in the book Waddell would later going on to be an civil rights activist serving on the General Committee of the NAACP5 Like most anthologies I read this one with an eye toward exposure to authors I'd want to read of and it didn't fail me on that score due to their sadness without one Pieces I particularly enjoyed and want to read of the authorOld Boys Old Girls byEdward P Jones is notable for it's stark simple language which builds and winds up packing uite a punchI'll Be Doggone by Paula L Woods She has a series and also edited the first anthology devote exclusively to the work of African American crime writes Spooks Spies Private Eyes Black Mystery Crime Suspense Fiction of the 20th CenturyOn the Saturday the Siren Sounds at Noon by Ann Petry has a sad ending which you can spot a mile away but still aren't ready forThe Sherrif Children by Charles W Chesnutt discussed aboveThe Canasta Club by Eleanor Taylor BlandEleanor Taylor Bland teaches us that old ladies can be hella dangerousSummer Session by Alice Dunbar Nelson was a slight story What I mean by that is it was exactly what it was supposed to be without trying to do too much Dunbar Nelson was married for 4 years to the famous Paul Dunbar They divorced in part to her lesbian affairs I most definitely want to read her autobiography Give Us Each Day The Diary of Alice Dunbar Nelson Her short story collection The Goodness of St Rocue is regarded as the first short story collection by an African American woman She is known for her reviews and essays which influenced famous Harlem Renaissance writersPieces which I also really enjoyed but for which didn't necessarily make me want to checkout work by the authorCorollary by Hughes Allison was his only detective storyJohn Archer's Nose by Rudolph Fisher had an interesting twist at the end and was about good solid detective work but it dragged a bit in placesBlack Dog by Walter Mosley