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January 31 , 2010

The Richer, the Poorer


On the heels of the bestseller success of hernovel The Wedding, Dorothy West,the last surviving member of the HarlemRenaissance, presents a collection of essays and stories thatexplore both the realism of everyday life, and thefantastical, extraordinary circumstances of onewoman's life in a mythic time. Traversing theuniversal themes and conflicts between poverty andprosperity, men and women, and young and old, andcompiling writing that spans almost seventy years,The Richer, The Poorer not onlyaffords an unparalleled window into theAfrican-American middle class, but also delves into therichness of experience of "one of the finest writersproduced in this country during the RoaringTwenties"(Book Page).
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