donderdag 26 december 2013

Een greep uit de boekenkast - The Cool World

Over de auteur, met dank aan Wikipedia :

Warren Miller (1921–1966) was an American writer. Although he gained some notoriety for his books dealing with issues of race, as in The Cool World and The Siege of Harlem, and for his more political books such as Looking for The General and Flush Times, because of his early death due to lung cancer and his outspoken political views he has remained relatively unknown.

Miller received his Bachelors and Masters from the University of Iowa, and was an instructor of literature there during the 1950s. He wrote several novels during the 1950s and early 60's. His novel Love Me Little was originally published under the pseudonym Amanda Vail.

Volgens James Baldwin was The Cool World één van de sterkste boeken die hij ooit over Harlem gelezen had.

Hieronder de verfilming van het boek uit 1964 door Shirley Clarke.

Een film die me op bepaalde momenten aan een vroege Kids (1995) van Larry Clarke deed denken.

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