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by Arna Bontemps,James Weldon Johnson

Download The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man (American Century Series) ePub
  • ISBN 0809000326
  • ISBN13 978-0809000326
  • Language English
  • Author Arna Bontemps,James Weldon Johnson
  • Publisher Hill and Wang; Reprint edition (March 1, 1991)
  • Pages 212
  • Formats txt lit lrf lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory United States
  • Size ePub 1985 kb
  • Size Fb2 1832 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 797


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James Weldon Johnson's emotionally gripping novel is a landmark in black literary history and, more than eighty years after its original anonymous publication, a classic of American fiction. And, as Arna Bontemps pointed out decades ago, "the problems of the artist seem as contemporary as if the book had been written this year. We must begin to tell our young, There's a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that's just begun. James Weldon Johnson.

James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1871

James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1871. James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, depicts the fictional narration of a journey experienced by an Ex-Colored man, living in the late 19th Century in America.

Start reading The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man on your Kindle in under a minute. Much of the story draws from Johnson's personal life as a Civil Rights activist. Not until the "Ex-colored man" returns to the South knowing he could pass for white, did he begin to deal with the "race problem.

James Weldon Johnson's emotionally gripping novel is a landmark in black literary history and, more than eighty years .

James Weldon Johnson's emotionally gripping novel is a landmark in black literary history and, more than eighty years after its original anonymous publicatio. The first fictional memoir ever written by a black, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man influenced a generation of writers during the Harlem Renaissance and served as eloquent inspiration for Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, and Richard Wright. In the 1920s and since, it has also given white readers a startling new perspective on their own culture, revealing to many the double standard of racial identity imposed on black Americans.

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man influenced a generation of writers during the Harlem Renaissance and served as eloquent inspiration for Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, and Richard Wright. James Weldon Johnson's emotionally gripping novel is a landmark in black literary history and, more than 90 years after its original anonymous publication, a classic of American fiction. People Who Liked The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Also Liked These Free Titles

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of an Ex-Colored Man influences Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Langston Hughes. James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871–June 26, 1938) was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, early civil rights activist, and prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson is best remembered for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore.

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Gaua
'The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man' is not a real memoir or non-fiction. It is a fictionalized autobiography written in 1912. Despite that it is fiction, it has a strong feel of true authenticity. What is truly wondrous and sad about the book is how the questions, disputes and agonies over race in 1912 have little changed since this novel was written.

The narrator's story is a coming-of-age one. He experiences unusual adventures because although his mother was a light-skinned black, he himself looks completely white. He describes his birth, education and travels throughout America and Europe. Sometimes he lives like a wealthy white man with wealthy white men, and sometimes he endures the poverty and discrimination of Southern American blacks. He also lived for a time amongst the criminal elements of New York City. His white skin allows him to move freely wherever he chooses, depending on what identity he wants to explore. He is fortunate to be a musical prodigy and he easily learns languages.

The crisis begins when he falls in love with a white woman...
Daiktilar
James Weldon Johnson first published this book anonymously in 1912, to avoid any controversy that might endanger his diplomatic career. And it is actually not an autobiography, but rather historical fiction.

As he wrote this book anonymously, he created characters who were also anonymous. Of all the dozens of characters in the story there were only about four who had names, some of them nick-names. Even the young man who tells his story has no name.

Much of the story draws from Johnson's personal life as a Civil Rights activist. But unlike Johnson who Attended Atlanta University, the protagonist in the story spent many years in a variety of jobs where he learned various trades and several foreign languages.

Not until the "Ex-colored man" returns to the South knowing he could pass for white, did he begin to deal with the "race problem." But rather than involve himself in the issues of racism, Jim Crow, and the rights of black people, he spent much of his time learning the music and vernacular of the early 20th century.

It is an easy book to read, probably moreso due to the anonymous characterizations which would not point to the identity of the author.
Marr
I chose 5 stars for a number of reasons. The first is the joy of reading a beautifully crafted and honest piece of writing. The poetic style elevated the narrative which is another reason for my rating. I appreciated the complex description of the perceptions of colored and whiteness versus the actual state of both groups of people. Third, the author introduced new and important nuances defying the stereotypical way of understanding history. He negated commonly held beliefs for both the white and the Negro and invited the reader into an honest and intimate exploration of personal and communal identity. Fourth, I believe this is a necessary resource for addressing the "negro question", a reference made by the author to what, why, and how to make progress in racial tolerance and human regard. Finally, I appreciate that this autobiography did not end as a spectacular tragedy or happy ending. There was no cleverly crafted moral statement. The account stands on it's own and from it I take many lessons to apply to my own consideration of white and colored, the cultural biases, and what role do I play in the continuing of history.
Elildelm
To have the choice of choosing which "race" you'd rather be regardless of the neglected dna crying within to be recognized, to be respected comes easy for some while for others a difficult position to make that choice to fit in with what's convenient or to give honor to or the acknowledging of self hate. I wouldn't want to be in that position to save my life. I come from this history, I've heard the why it's important to pass or marry light damn-near-white and I've seen the arrogance and the fear of being found out that one is of the dna that would be frowned upon by the masses. He was born in the era where he literally saw the atrocities put upon the colored folks, the poverty and the classes, yet he made the decision to go the way he thought would bring some sense of satisfaction and to ease his conscience .... nevertheless beautifully written.
Delirium
I think I was supposed to read this in High School or College but did not. This is a must read and helps shed light on many of the problems that continue to pleague our society today.

Ignoring the social commentary, this is just a well written “page turner,” I did not want to stop listening!

If you are new to this book, do not read any reviews or analysis until after you read the book which is what I did so I had no preconcieved notions about the characters.