The best short stories by Black writers : the classic anthology from 1899 to 1967

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Summary
A classic anthology of short stories by Black writers including James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright -- edited and with an introduction by Langston Hughes.



Originally published in 1967, The Best Short Stories by Black Writers offers a timeless and unforgettable portrait of the tragedy, comedy, triumph, and suffering that were part of African American life from 1899 to 1967.
Contents
The sheriff's children / by Charles W. Chesnutt
The scapegoat / by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Fern / by Jean Toomer
Miss Cynthie / by Rudolph Fisher
The wharf rats / by Eric Walrond
A summer tragedy / by Arna Bontemps
Thank you, M'am / by Langston Hughes
The gilded six-bits / by Zora Neale Hurston
The revolt of the evil fairies / by Ted Poston
Almos' a man / by Richard Wright
Marihuana and a pistol / by Chester B. Himes
The beach umbrella / by Cyrus Colter
The richer, the poorer / by Dorothy West
The almost white boy / by Willard Motley
Afternoon into night / by Katherine Dunham
Flying home / by Ralph Ellison
Come home early, Chile / by Owen Dodson
Santa Claus is a white man / by John Henrik Clarke
The stick up / by John Oliver Killens
Health card / by Frank Yerby
We're the only colored people here / by Gwendolyn Brooks
The pocketbook game / by Alice Childress
The checkerboard / by Alston Anderson
This morning, this evening, so soon / by James Baldwin
See how they run / by Mary Elizabeth Vroman
The blues begins / by Sylvester Leaks
Son in the afternoon / by John A. Williams
Singing Dinah's song / by Frank London Brown
Duel with the clock / by Junius Edwards
Barbados / by Paule Marshall
The day the world almost came to an end / by Pearl Crayton
An interesting social study / by Kristin Hunter
A new day / by Charles Wright
Quietus / by Charlie Russell
Mother to son / by Conrad Kent Rivers
A long day in November / by Ernest J. Gaines
Miss Luhester gives a party / by Ronald Fair
The death of Tommy Grimes / by R.J. Meaddough III
Old blues singers never die / by Clifford Vincent Johnson
The only man on Liberty Street / by William Melvin Kelley
Beautiful light and black our dreams / by Woodie King, Jr.
Red bonnet / by Lindsay Patterson
The burglar / by Lebert Bethune
Junkie-Joe had some money / by Ronald Milner
Direct action / by Mike Thelwell
The engagement party / by Robert Boles
To hell with dying / by Alice Walker.

Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
Short stories, American.
American fiction -- African American authors.
Short stories.
Publisher Boston ; New York :Back Bay Books :1997
Little, Brown,
Contributors Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967, editor.
Language English
Notes "Previously published as The best short stories by Negro writers"--T.p. verso.
Biographical notes updated in 1997.
"Fiction/Black studies"--P. [4] of cover.
Description xvii, 508 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780316380317
0316380318
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