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eBook Youngblood ePub

by John Oliver Killens

  • ISBN: 0820306029
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: John Oliver Killens
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr (April 1, 1982)
  • Pages: 512
  • ePub book: 1304 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1620 kb
  • Other: azw mbr lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 966

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John Oliver Killens (January 14, 1916 – October 27, 1987) was an American fiction writer from Georgia. His novels featured elements of African-American life.

John Oliver Killens (January 14, 1916 – October 27, 1987) was an American fiction writer from Georgia. He was also wrote plays, short stories and essays, and published articles in a range of outlets. Killens was born in Macon, Georgia, to Charles Myles Killens, Sr, and Willie Lee Killens. His father encouraged him to read Langston Hughes' writings, and his mother, who was president of the Dunbar Literary Club, introduced him to poetry

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John Oliver Killens's landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression.

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John Oliver Killens's landmark novel of social protest chronicles the li. .Youngblood is one hell of a good book. It traces the history of Joe and Laurie Lee Youngblood, their family, and how they change their world. The narrative voice takes a little bit to get used to, but is exactly the perfect choice to really take you into the world and characters of the book. After a few pages, I was completely encompassed by the world. The book is also beautifully structured, each event building on the next to bring you to a stunningly moving conclusion. This book also had a Youngblood is one hell of a good book.

Youngblood (Brown Thrasher Books Se. John Killens. Killens (And Then We Heard the Thunder, et. depicts a time when the effort to register to vote became, for black and white, an existential act fraught with imminent death and unlimited possibility.

John Oliver Killens on the racial injustice suffered by African-Americans. African American Literature Social Justice Racism. The Writer Talks: John Oliver Killens, 8/19/1970 by PEN America is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Used availability for John Oliver Killens's Youngblood. January 2000 : USA Hardback.

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Published by Trident Press, 1966. Condition: Used: Very Good Hardcover. From Sequitur Books (Boonsboro, MD, . Price: US$ 2. 0 Convert Currency. Our motto, "For every person, a good book!"

This novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression.

Comments

Mpapa Mpapa
I read this more than 25 years ago. My parents and I were neighbors of Mr. Killens and his family back then in Brooklyn New York. I enjoyed Youngblood finding it on point with life in the South at that time. IN my opinion the level of racism is not exaggerated nor understated. I could not give this book 5 stars as I found Mr. Killens writing style laborious. His constant use of the word "and" to connect ideas was difficult to endure in a book so long. The sentences were very long instead of separating them into shorter ones. I found myself rushing through the book to get to the end. I have to agree with the reviewer who said that it could have been shorter wit out all the filler and fluff. However, the characters were well developed and descriptions of environment were good.
Milleynti Milleynti
This is such an important novel. He should have gotten The PRIZE for it. He was my mentor and friend.
Goodman Goodman
The author has perfected keeping the reader's attention and maintaining the reader's urge to keep reading from one page to another and from one chapter to another.
BlackBerry BlackBerry
I read this fine novel almost half a century ago, when it was still fresh and new. It impressed me then, and it still does. For a non-American such as myself, it throws a spotlight on to a badly-understood aspect of American society -- so-called race relations and the echoes of slavery. The characters practically leap off the page at you and you laugh and cry with them. A pity it is not better known!
LoboThommy LoboThommy
A friend recommended this novel to me just recently. It was written in the '50's. John Killens is an excellent writer; he is in the same class as all the Harlem Renissance writers and yet his work is not well known. This novel is daring, epic and extremely moving. Killens ability to show the depth of race relations is stunning. If you care about humanity, read this book!
ZEr0 ZEr0
Don't get me wrong, this book has a great plot and interesting story line, but it can honestly be about 100-150 pages shorter. It is filled with "fluff" and becomes a burden, rather than pleasure to read. I would only recommend this if you have alot of spare time to devote to a slow, and in many instances, boring read.