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Black No More

(1931)
A novel by

 
 
This satirical Harlem Renaissance-era novel by black conservative intellectual George S. Schuyler (1895-1977), who wrote for the Pittsburgh Courier and contributed to the NAACP's influential Crisis magazine, is a hilariously insightful treatise on the absurdities of racial identity. Dr. Junius Crookman, a Harlem-based African American physician, mysteriously returns from Germany with a formula that can transform black people into whites. "It looked," Schuyler deadpans, "as though science was to succeed where the Civil War failed." One of the first to enlist Dr. Crookman's services is an insurance salesman named Max Disher, who as the white Matthew Fisher is now free to pursue the white women who once rejected him and otherwise bask in Euro-American social privilege (including a top position in a hate group called the Knights of Nordica). Schuyler unveils the futility of this electro-chemical form of "passing" through the emptiness the Disher/Fisher character encounters in the white cultural world, which doesn't measure up to the Harlem nightlife--revealing the poison behind the notion of wanting to be something you're not. --Eugene Holley Jr.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black No More (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): George S Schuyler
ISBN: 0-14-313188-5 / 978-0-14-313188-5 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black No More: Being an Account of the Strange and Wonderful Workings of Science in the Land of the Free, A.D. 1933-1940
Author(s): George S Schuyler
ISBN: 1-61427-785-0 / 978-1-61427-785-9 (USA edition)
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July 2013 : Paperback
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Title: Black No More
Author(s): George S Schuyler
ISBN: 8087830547 / 978-8087830543
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black No More
Author(s): George S Schuyler
ISBN: 0-486-48040-2 / 978-0-486-48040-4 (USA edition)
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June 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black No More : A Novel (Modern Library (Paperback))
Author(s): George S Schuyler
ISBN: 0-375-75380-X / 978-0-375-75380-0 (USA edition)
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June 1971 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black No More
Author(s): George S Schuyler
ISBN: 0-02-053650-X / 978-0-02-053650-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
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Title: Black No More
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Title: Black No More
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September 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Black No More
Author(s): George S Schuyler
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Title: Black No More: A Novel: A Library of America eBook Classic
Author(s): George S Schuyler
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January 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black No More (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): George S Schuyler
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March 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black No More
Author(s): George S Schuyler
Publisher: Dover Publications
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