Holiday by Waldo David Frank
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Holiday by Waldo David Frank

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The novel "Holiday" is a compelling account of a southern lynching in which the simmering sexual and religious fervor and the violent act to which they inexorably lead are depicted in a modernist, experimental style. Although "Holiday" was promoted alongside Harlem Renaissance works, Waldo Frank was not a natural fit for the New Negro movement. Born into an upper-middle-class Jewish family in New Jersey and educated at Yale, Frank traveled around the South in 1922 with his friend, the Harlem Renaissance writer Jean Toomer, collecting observations for what was to become "Holiday". The events of the novel take place on a single day in the southern town of Nazareth, a day so punishingly hot that Virginia Hade gives her father's black workers a holiday from work at the request of the black overseer, John Cloud. Meanwhile, a Revival tent is set up in the town, and a wave of religious passion spreads among the townsfolk, culminating in the novel's final, brutal act. Waldo Frank (1889-1967) was a journalist and the author of "The Unwelcome Man", "Our America", "Dawn in Russia", and "In the American Jungle", among other works. Kathleen Pfeiffer is an associate professor of English at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. She is the author of "Race Passing and American Individualism".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252071331
ISBN-10: 0252071336
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States


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