Posted on February 5, 2024 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The New York Times recently wrote about two new works that are calling attention to literature of the past.
One of them is a movie adaptation: American Fiction, the Oscar-nominated film, is based off Percival Everett’s 2001 novel Erasure.
Erasure satirizes the way in which the publishing industry treated and categorized — and still treats and categorize, some would say — works written by non-white authors.
See what publishing industry figures had to say about Erasure's message, twenty-three years later, in the NYT.
The other flashback goes back further, but also addresses issues of identity and acceptance.
But almost no one knew that until Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter's death, as she's credited on Mann's work as H.T. Lowe-Porter.
Read more about Lowe-Porter's life and legacy in the NYT.
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