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The Bloodworth Orphans book. Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing

The Bloodworth Orphans book. Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing. As Toni Morrison has said, "All of Forrest's novels explore the complex legacy of Afro-Americans. Like an insistent tide this history. swells and recalls America's past. Brooding, hilarious, acerbic and profoundly Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing.

The Bloodworth orphans : a novel. The Bloodworth orphans : a novel. Forest County (Imaginary place), African Americans, Witherspoon, Nathaniel (Fictitious character). New York : Random House.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Leon Forrest (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0226257228. Employing the remarkable verbal intensity for which he is known, Leon Forrest tells the story of young Nathaniel Witherspoon and his friends-all of whom are orphans and most of whom are descendents of a Mississippi slave owner-in this haunting novel. With the help of a local preacher, the children discover their roots as well as what it means to experience human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality.

The bloodworth orphans. The rest of the book belongs to the intangible Ford, as his evil infects the innocent-chiefly Amos-Otis Thigpen (yet another sibling) and naive Nathaniel Witherspoon-and as he is talked about, endlessly, by the inmates of the music-rich asylum where unlucky Nathaniel lands. Forrest's prose is as thick as molasses and just as sticky-image after image that won't let go-and blends revival meeting rhythms (""Lord, Lord, LORD"") with a vocabulary attuned to the probing minds of the black achievers included in the immense cast.

Leon Richard Forrest (January 8, 1937 – November 6, 1997) was an African-American novelist. His novels concerned mythology, history, and Chicago. Forrest was born into a middle-class family in Chicago. His mother was Catholic and from New Orleans, while his father's family was Baptist. His paternal great-grandmother had a role in his early upbringing. Forrest later attended a racially integrated high school after winning an award, but he was a generally mediocre student except for writing.

Home FORREST, Leon THE BLOODWORTH ORPHANS; A novel. THE BLOODWORTH ORPHANS; A novel. ISBN 10: 0394499115, ISBN 13: 9780394499116. Brooding, hilarious, acerbic and profoundly valued life has no more astute observer than Leon Forrest.

Information about the book, The Bloodworth Orphans (Phoenix Fiction): the Fiction, Paperback, by Leon . Book Description: Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing

Information about the book, The Bloodworth Orphans (Phoenix Fiction): the Fiction, Paperback, by Leon Forrest (University of Chicago Press, Dec 01, 2001). Book Description: Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing. As Toni Morrison has said, "All of Forrest’s novels explore the complex legacy of Afro-Americans. swells and recalls America’s past.

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Leon Forrest books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. The Bloodworth Orphans. Two Wings to Veil My Face.

Leon Forrest (1937-1997) was among the most innovative and ambitious African American fiction writers of the .

Leon Forrest (1937-1997) was among the most innovative and ambitious African American fiction writers of the twentieth century. His books-which include novels There Is a Tree More Ancient than Eden, Divine Days, The Bloodworth Orphans, and Two Wings to Veil My Face, and the posthumously published novella Meteor in the Madhouse-fused classical mythology, realism, and African American history and culture. Largely set in his native Chicago, Forrest's novels comprise an oeuvre of powerful urban modernism. Conversations with Leon Forrest collects interviews ranging from 1975 to 1997.

a novel, foreword by John G. Cawelti
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