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Beetlecreek.

William Demby

Beetlecreek.

Afterword by Herbert Hill.

by William Demby

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Published by Bard Books in [New York] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesBard books
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3554 E465 B4 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination190p.
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18300230M

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Book Edition: PDF Single. Beetlecreek by William Demby. Demby, who spent his teen years in Clarksburg, West Virginia, won the Ainsfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award in He was born in Pittsburgh and spent much of his life in Italy and Sag Harbor, New York.

First published inBeetlecreek stands as a moving condemnation of provincialism and fundamentalism. Both a critique of racial hypocrisy and a new direction for the African-American novel, it occupies fresh territory that is neither the ghetto realism of Richard Wright nor the ironic modernism of Ralph Ellison.

Bard book, YN Edition/Format: Print book: Fiction: English: First Avon Library edition, January, View all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: African Americans -- Fiction. Blacks -- Fiction. African American teenage boys -- Fiction.

View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. Get this from a library. Beetlecreek. [William Demby] -- After several years of silence and seclusion in Beetlecreek's black quarter, a carnival worker named Bill Trapp befriends Johnny Johnson, a Pittsburgh teenager living with relatives in Beetlecreek.

Book Description: After several years of silence and seclusion in Beetlecreek's black quarter, a carnival worker named Bill Trapp befriends Johnny Johnson, a Pittsburgh teenager living with relatives in Beetlecreek.

Bill is white. Johnny is black. Both are searching for acceptance, something that will give meaning to their lives. A Different Drummer / Beetlecreek Paperback – January 1, by William Kelley, William Melvin / Demby (Author) out of 5 stars 29 ratings.

See all 13 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from /5(18). First published inBeetlecreek stands as a moving condemnation of provincialism and fundamentalism. Both a critique of racial hypocrisy and a new direction for the African American novel, it occupies fresh territory that is neither the ghetto realism of Richard Wright nor the ironic modernism of Ralph Ellison.

There's a deceptive simplicity in the telling of a story that somehow cuts at the roots of the tragedy of loneliness. Bill Trapp, a childish, inhibited old white man has &#; for fifteen years- kept himself apart from the world represented on the one side of his farm by a white community, on the other by the Negro settlement of Beetlecreek.

Then, with his catching young Johnny in the. Beetlecreek is divided into four sections, all told by an omniscient third-person narrator whose focus shifts from one main character to another.

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Ivan Doig () was a third-generation Montanan and the author of sixteen books, including the classic memoir This House of Sky and most recently Last Bus to was a National Book Award finalist and received the 4/4(7). Beetlecreek has often been out of print, and William Demby is practically unknown.

It was published before many important advances in civil rights. Book Four: The Raven Strange things happen in Skeleton Creek - and when they do, Ryan writes them down and Sarah captures them on video.

They've solved old mysteries. They've followed clues all over the country and underground. They've investigated secret societies. They've found their answers. Or so they thought.

That novel, “The Catacombs,” was published 15 years after “Beetlecreek.” It was an experimental blend of fiction and nonfiction in which one Author: William Yardley. See more of Turtle Creek Books, The Beloit College Bookstore on Facebook/5(12).

Though he was living in Italy when it was written, William Demby’s first novel, Beetlecreek (), is set in the West Virginia of his childhood.

Expanding on “St. Joey,” a short story Demby had first written while a student at Fisk, Beetlecreek is a novel. In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley is left heartbroken when her fiancE breaks up with her just as the Great Depression forces her out of a job. To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky.

There she discovers that God still has a plan for her after all.Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Between the creeks by Crockette W. Hewlett,Printed by Wilmington Print. Co. edition, in EnglishPages: William Demby (Decem – ) was an African-American writer, whose works include Beetlecreek (), The Catacombs (), Love Story Black () and King Comus (, published posthumously in November ).Nationality: American.