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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

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ISBN-13: 978-0882581521
ISBN-10: 088258152X
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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Univ Pr (November 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088258152X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882581521
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #937,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This collaborative book between Hughes and De Carava is small and wonderful. The story by Hughes is a gentle tale of one woman's life in Harlem in 1955. It is richly illustrated with the beautiful photographs of Harlem family life by De Carava.
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Roy DeCarava is the master! This is a basic must read for serious students, and lovers of this genre in photography.
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First published in 1955, The Sweet Flypaper of Life, is a deft depiction of life in Harlem as seen through the eyes of Sister Mary Bradley.

Sympatheyically juxtaposed with stunning black & white photographs captured by master photographer Roy DeCarava, and astute text written by renowned poet Langston Hughes, it adroitly conveys the struggles, triumphs, and relationships of every day black people.

The marriage of these two genres birthed a photo-story that has reached lengedary status amongst both photographers and poets alike. Being a first of its time collaboration, DeCarava and Hughes, elite masters of their craft, unapologetically affirmed a gentler side of Harlem life of which was scarcely or never before documented.

Last re-printed in 1984, I wholeheartedly recommend you purchase a copy of this hard to find out of print masterpiece of if ever the chance arises. It is only then that you will truly appreciate what it means to be bathed fully by "The Sweet Flypaper of Life".

Jamusu.
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Priceless.
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great
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