Imitation of Life has ratings and 40 reviews. Graceann said: If you haven’t seen either the or versions of Imitation of Life, this review w. Brief biography of Fannie Hurst (), American novelist best known for Imitation of Life. Hugely successful in her time, yet no longer. Imitation of Life struck a chord in the s, and it continues to resonate powerfully Fannie Hurst was a major celebrity in the first half of the twentieth century.
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Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February At the time, Peola was described as a “light-skinned black”; people imiration not refer to the history of relations between Europeans and Africans that produced such mixed-race descendants [ citation needed ].
Views Read Edit View history. It was a poor “gotcha” plot twist that was obvious ever since Jessie returned home. Another great classic book read regarding race and the American dream.
The book was written in and had an old style uhrst was fun, but kind of hard to read. The book also going on and on about Bea’s work, which got to be a little laborious after a while. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: From the turn of the 20th century until the Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. In the movie, they wisely cut out all the endless unnecessary pages before Bea meets Delilah.
She is also a stereotype: I am trying to be cagey yurst the details, but I’m sure something will slip through that might impact your enjoyment, so read on at your own risk. Mon Aug 24th by abagond.
As a result, Bea, the white businesswoman, becomes rich. Return to Book Page. Aug 13, Patricia rated it really liked it.
Bea is a genius in exploiting American racial perceptions to market products. Has minor soiling to cover and pages and page ends, with creases.
Hurst’s best seller bravely tackles both race relations and women’s issues. The novel suffers in comparison in just about every way.
Imitation Of Life
Imitation of Life Fannie Hurst Limited preview – I understand that these movies existed to discourage interracial relationships or flings but still…. A bestseller inand subsequently adapted into two beloved imitafion controversial films, Imitation of Life has played a vital role in ongoing conversations about race, femininity, and the American Dream.
I really understood the title with the book. Umitation, look at the issues it addresses: Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. The book sounds great. The movie is a lot better don’t waste your time reading thank God I seen the imitatoon first. Bea falls in love with Flake, who is eight years her junior. This was a great story. Duke University Press Amazon.
Feb 10, Sherese rated it liked it. Ships same or next business day! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Preview — Imitation of Life by Fannie Hurst. Comb A bestseller inand subsequently adapted into two beloved and controversial films, Imitation of Life has played a vital role in ongoing conversations about race, femininity, and the American Dream.
I suggest that anyone reading this novel take the time to read foreword as well as the criticisms and praise for Mrs.
Oct 31, Fanni rated imittaion it was ok.
It wouldn’t even be in print if it wasn’t for the movies. Don’t read the book, watch the movie. Hurst helped sponsor Hurston in her first year at Barnard College and employed Hurston briefly as an executive secretary. Reading a novel written over 70 years ago is bound to cause some uneasiness but also causes one to ponder and reflect on how things have changed lif also just how much thi I’ve seen both film adaptations of this novel; each have their pros and their cons.
Becoming a writer was her ambition from childhood. Hurst should be remembered as a Great American Storyteller, and one who did extraordinary things with imitstion form.
Frank Flake, a young man intent on entering medical school, becomes Bea’s business manager. Imitation of Life has its flaws, but I finished it thinking it should be taught more regularly in college-level English classes. Nov 24, Jon rated it really liked it. Nov 30, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: