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John Henry: Roark Bradford's Novel and Play
By Roark Bradford and Steven C. Tracy (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 26, 2011
Pages 210
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199766505
ISBN-10 0199766509
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $31.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Roark Bradford's 1931 novel and 1939 play dealing with the legendary folk-hero John Henry (both titled John Henry) were extremely influential in their own time, but have since then been nearly forgotten. Steven C. Tracy has united these hard-to-find works in a single critical edition that helps contextualize-and revive-both texts. An expansive introduction explores Bradford's life; recounts critical responses to his works; and surveys John Henry's pervasive influence in folk, literary, and popular culture. The volume also features a wide array of supplementary materials including a selected bibliography and discography, transcriptions of folksong texts and recordings available during the 1930s, and a chronology of the lives of both Bradford and Henry. As Tracy's introduction makes clear, such a consideration of Bradford--set in the context of writers, both black and white, drawing upon African American folklore and using dialects along with stereotypical and non-stereotypical portrayals--is long overdue. This new edition is a windfall for scholars and students of folklore and African American literature.


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Hardcover
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from Oxford Univ Pr (October 23, 2008)
9780195371048 | details & prices | 210 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $89.00
About: Roark Bradford's 1931 novel and 1939 play dealing with the legendary folk-hero John Henry (both titled John Henry) were extremely influential in their own time but have long been unavailable or extremely hard to find.
Paperback
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With Roark Bradford | Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 26, 2011); titled "John Henry: Roark Bradford's Novel and Play"
9780199766505 | details & prices | 210 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $31.95
About: Roark Bradford's 1931 novel and 1939 play dealing with the legendary folk-hero John Henry (both titled John Henry) were extremely influential in their own time, but have since then been nearly forgotten.

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