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The Street Read à E-book, or Kindle E-pub Id the violence poverty and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwo. 27220What a ride Such a stellar and heartbreaking book I m so glad I got to read this with my book club It s now one of my all time favourites2720Reading this book with my patrons this month SO EXCITED28220Found this one during one of my book scavenging trips through London DYou can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website Teaching for Joy and Justice poverty and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s Originally Heart of Ash Blood and Salt #2 published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwo. 27220What a ride Such a stellar and heartbreaking book I m so glad I got to read this with my book club It s now one of my all time favourites2720Reading this book with my Eight Second Cowboy patrons this month SO EXCITED28220Found this one during one of my book scavenging trips through London DYou can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website

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The Street Read à E-book, or Kindle E-pub Rk The Street was Ann Petry's first novel a beloved bestseller with than a million copies in print Its haunting tale still resonates today. I m hesitant to give this four stars for a couple of reasons one because I know it was flawed in certain important ways but to me the stars have to do with how much I personally enjoyed a book not how technically good it was so I think that s okay The main reason I m afraid of singing this book s praises too loudly is that I really loved it and being able to see its problems and knowing other people might not think it s good really hurts my feelings I feel protective of this book and it upsets me to think about other people maligning it So please don t read this unless you re going to like it The Street is Ann Petry s 1946 novel about single mother Lutie Johnson s efforts to raise her son and escape poverty while living on 116h Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Harlem Young black beautiful poor and socially isolated Lutie is constantly and acutely aware of the ways in which her existence and her son s future are limited and crushed by the forces of racism and class I am sure that today s college students really freak out about this book for its sophisticated mid twentieth century examination of the paradigm of intersectionality race class gender It s all here in this artfully structured novel that moves easily among the perspectives of a handful of the Street s denizens I found the characters in this book to be brilliantly crafted Petry has us see through the eyes not just of Lutie but of her eight year old son their malevolent predatory mentally deranged super the super s pathetic oppressed but resilient companion the building s massive and fire scarred red kerchiefed madam and other characters whose individuality comes to life even as Petry lends them each the dignity of her distinctive and I thought uite beautiful voice That s really hard to do and this book accomplished it The characters make decisions and behave in ways that are often strange morally uestionable or undoubtably wrong but the author successfully makes them so human that we understand their reasoning and can t fully judge them The Street suffered from two major problems one social novel syndrome by which I mean that Petry s obvious efforts to show the effects of racism and injustice on individuals lives did often overwhelm the story and get too annoyingly obvious Every page has Lutie s meditations on the the effects of racism poverty and segregated urban slums and it did get tiresome and undermined the book s power But a lot of this might have been due to its other flaw first novel syndrome The Street was Petry s first book and it has many marks of that including unnecessary repetition a failure at crucial points to trust the reader and what I thought was a hasty melodramatic and unbelievable ending I m definitely interested in reading Petry s other books to see what she was like when she matured as a writer Her gifts of character and description are I thought sensational I can picture Lutie s apartment the building and her street nearly as vividly as I can see my own and all the characters were as physically and nearly as psychologically real to me as the people I encounter in daily life Since few books can convey a physical environment to me so well I really found this to be specialI definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in a depiction of Harlem in the days before drugs on a wide scale guns housing projects white gentrification and extensive social services and welfare benefits I m pretty familiar with the neighborhood she s talking about and it was very interesting to see how things have and have not changed since the 1940s This is one of the better novels I ve read about Black American urban life in the pre Civil Rights era and I might recommend it for that to some parties But the real reason I thought The Street was so good was on its merits as a work of fiction While I know the social novel stuff could turn off a lot of readers I felt the same delight from this as from a good children s storybook a very disturbing upsetting children s storybook with a lot of sex and violence and human suffering But it almost seemed illustrated that s how vivid it was I will definitely be reading by Ann Petry and I ll recommend this book despite my concerns though if you think it s bad I don t really want to hear about it The Relativity of Wrong print Its haunting tale still resonates today. I m hesitant to give this four stars for a couple of reasons one because I know it was flawed in certain important ways but to me the stars have to do with how much I Die Dämonenbraut personally enjoyed a book not how technically good it was so I think that s okay The main reason I m afraid of singing this book s Apt Pupil praises too loudly is that I really loved it and being able to see its Muffy the Demon Slayer problems and knowing other Pinstripe Empire people might not think it s good really hurts my feelings I feel Rastafari protective of this book and it upsets me to think about other Saphirblau people maligning it So Chancy and the Grand Rascal please don t read this unless you re going to like it The Street is Ann Petry s 1946 novel about single mother Lutie Johnson s efforts to raise her son and escape Anna hambad poverty while living on 116h Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Harlem Young black beautiful Under Western Eyes poor and socially isolated Lutie is constantly and acutely aware of the ways in which her existence and her son s future are limited and crushed by the forces of racism and class I am sure that today s college students really freak out about this book for its sophisticated mid twentieth century examination of the Canvas Sunsets Never Fade paradigm of intersectionality race class gender It s all here in this artfully structured novel that moves easily among the Sonderkommando Wehrmacht perspectives of a handful of the Street s denizens I found the characters in this book to be brilliantly crafted Petry has us see through the eyes not just of Lutie but of her eight year old son their malevolent Verhältnis mit dem eigenen Schwiegervater predatory mentally deranged super the super s A Hockey Tutor pathetic oppressed but resilient companion the building s massive and fire scarred red kerchiefed madam and other characters whose individuality comes to life even as Petry lends them each the dignity of her distinctive and I thought uite beautiful voice That s really hard to do and this book accomplished it The characters make decisions and behave in ways that are often strange morally uestionable or undoubtably wrong but the author successfully makes them so human that we understand their reasoning and can t fully judge them The Street suffered from two major Staub und Stolz problems one social novel syndrome by which I mean that Petry s obvious efforts to show the effects of racism and injustice on individuals lives did often overwhelm the story and get too annoyingly obvious Every Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings TörleßLernmaterialien page has Lutie s meditations on the the effects of racism Goldelse poverty and segregated urban slums and it did get tiresome and undermined the book s Hansel and Gretel Faerie Tale Collection #5 power But a lot of this might have been due to its other flaw first novel syndrome The Street was Petry s first book and it has many marks of that including unnecessary repetition a 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The Street Read à E-book, or Kindle E-pub THE STREET tells the poignant often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson a young black woman and her spirited struggle to raise her son am. The street could motivate or obliterate The street could consume and devour Here the street is a personified stronghold dreams come alive or they burn because of the streetSometimes I start the first few pages of a book and realize immediately that it will have a treasured rating on my physical and goodreads shelves Sometimes after the finality I sit in silence and thumb the highlighted pages of my copy flipping again through its contents physically and mentally attempting to pinpoint its uniueness allowing myself to once again become consumed by the singularity of a particular book The measured movement of the words in this novel captivates rhythm forming a parallel with a meaningful plot of heartbreak and pain Her voice had a thin thread of sadness running through it that made the song important that made it tell a story that wasn t in the words a story of despair of loneliness of frustrationListen to the tunes of a young black immigrant woman who moves to New York City to work and support a husband and child in Jamaica hear a refrain of disloyalty and toil a stanza of child rearing and long hours of work in a place where the neighbors are the worst enemies notice the repeated hook of a torturous street that can t be avoided when it is all a person can afford what you ll hear is a melancholic hymn of a dream displaced She had come this far poor and black and shut out as though a door had been slammed in her face Well she would shove it open she would beat and bang on it and push against it and use a chisel in order to get it open I suspect Petry became the first black woman to sell than a million copies of a novel not because she wrote like the Richard Wrights before her but because she did not From these words the real portrait of a hard working segment of women rarely illuminated emerges and if you ve ever spent a few years in inner city New York huddled in a small apartment fearful of spending too much time on the street you understand Lutie s despair over her son Dirty dark filthy traps Upstairs Downstairs In my lady s chamber Click goes the trap when you pay the first month s rent Walk right in It s a free country Dark little hallways Stinking toiletsI read Petry and I see the words of Buchi Emecheta and Fumiko Enchi I see the Lutie Johnsons of this world who must balance long work hours with proper childcare and in the interim be classified as bad mothers I see the women who must escape the prison of prostitution that looms around them I see unmarried mothers engaged in the struggle to get paid eually so that they too can manage their households I see the women who raise men I see women of the city who spend hours getting from home to work and back women whose children lose their childhoods those women who can never seem to find their way out of the poverty cycle I read Petry and I see the street clearly


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    [PDF KINDLE] The Street Author Ann Petry Ann Petry Ó 9 Free read Read The Street The Street to Lutie Johnson meant 116th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues New York City For those who don’t know that’s Harlem Lutie is looking here for an apartment for her and her son Bub She wants her own apa

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    Read The Street review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ó Ann Petry Ann Petry Ó 9 Free read The street could motivate or obliterate The street could consume and devour Here the street is a personified stronghold; dreams come alive or they burn because of the streetSometimes I start the first few pages of a book and realize immediately that it will have a treasured rating on my physical and goodreads shelves Sometimes aft

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    Read The Street [PDF KINDLE] The Street Author Ann Petry Ann Petry Ó 9 Free read 27220What a ride Such a stellar and heartbreaking book I'm so glad I got to read this with my book club 😭It's now one of my all time favourites2720Reading this book with my patrons this month SO EXCITED28220Foun

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    [PDF KINDLE] The Street Author Ann Petry Ann Petry Ó 9 Free read This book treats with unflinching clarity the poverty racism and sexism that trap the young black woman Lutie Johnson Her husband is unable to find work so she takes a job as a maid in the suburbs This separates her from her husband and son for weeks at a time leading to the destruction of the marriage She and her 8 year old son Bub wind up living in the only apartment she can afford on 116th Street in Harlem Every st

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    Read The Street [PDF KINDLE] The Street Author Ann Petry I haven't felt so mindfucked from an ending since Bend Sinister Yet whereas Nabokov does it simply because he can in The Street it serves to underline the message and I would say message rather than plot because Petry was a politic

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    [PDF KINDLE] The Street Author Ann Petry review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ó Ann Petry Lutie Johnson does everything 'right' She works hard struggles to save puts her son first tries to protect him from loneliness discom

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    [PDF KINDLE] The Street Author Ann Petry What an ending I didn’t see it coming but it did feel like Lutie Johnson the main character was teetering on the edge since page

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    [PDF KINDLE] The Street Author Ann Petry I'm hesitant to give this four stars for a couple of reasons one because I know it was flawed in certain important ways but to me the stars have to do with how much I personally enjoyed a book not how technically good it wa

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    Ann Petry Ó 9 Free read review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ó Ann Petry Read The Street A blurb on the back cover of my edition calls The Street as much a historical document as it is a novel I think that is accurate The novel records the corrosive effects of racism poverty and sexism on Lutie Johnson a single mother living in Harlem in the mid 1940s The grim existence of Lutie and others on the street is unrelenting and left

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  • Paperback
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  • The Street
  • Ann Petry
  • English
  • 11 October 2019
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