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This Child's Gonna Live (Contemporary Classics by Women) [Paperback]

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Pages   310
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.53" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2002
Publisher   The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN  1558613978  
EAN  9781558613973  

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"Sarah Wright's triumph in this novel is a celebration of life over death. It is, in every respect, an impressive achievement."--"The New York Times," 1969

"Often compared to the work of Zora Neale Hurston, the novel was unusual in its exploration of the black experience from a woman's perspective, anticipating fiction by writers like Toni Morrison and Alice Walker."--"The New York Times," 2009

Sarah Wright's searing yet lyrical story of a Southern black woman's life during the Depression--a period seldom accounted for in African-American literature-- is as compelling as her protagonist's insistence that "this child's gonna live." In this lost literary masterpiece by a seminal figure in the Black Arts movement, a husband and wife struggle amidst the poverty of Maryland's Eastern Shore during the 1930s. "Saturated in harsh beauty," declares Tillie Olsen, "this book has been and still is for me one of the most important and indispensable books published in my lifetime."

Sarah E. Wright, novelist and poet, was a former vice president of the Harlem Writers Guild and coauthor of "Give Me a Child." She died at age 80 in New York City.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Novelist, poet, essayist and social activist, Sarah E. Wright (1928-2009) was born in the Village of Wetipquin, on the Eastern Shore of Jim Crow Maryland. She helped organize the First and the Second National Conference of Black Writers and the Congress of American Writers. She was the president of Pen & Brush, Inc., the oldest professional organization of women in the United States, and a member of the Harlem Writer's Guild, PEN, the Authors Guild, and the International Women's Writing Guild. Wright received numerous awards, including two MacDowell Colony fellowships for creative writing, the 1975 CAPS Award for Fiction, the 1976 Howard University Novelist-Poet Award, the Middle Atlantic Writers Association Award, and the Zora Neale Hurston Award.
Wright's first book, "Give Me a Child," coauthored by Lucy Smith, is a collection of poetry designed to make poetry accessible to the general public. Her first novel, "This Child's Gonna Live" was chosen by the "New York Times" as one of 1969's most important books and by the "Baltimore Sun" for the 1969 Readability Award. Her third book, "A. Philip Randolph: Integration in the Workplace," was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the Best Books for Young Adults published in 1990.

Sarah E. Wright currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.

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A superbly written and heartrending tale  Nov 11, 2002
Set in a Maryland fishing village in the early 1930's, This Child's Gonna Live by Sarah E. Wright is the harshly candid story of Mariah Upshur, the African-American wife of a poor oysterman, and who is struggling to keep her family together despite smothering press of poverty and despair. This Child's Gonna Live is the superbly written and heartrending tale of a monumental effort for family survival under the harsh realities of rural poverty. Of special interest in this Feminist Press edition of an African-American literary classic is the inclusion of the Sarah E. Wright's essay, "The Writer's Responsibility".

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