- File Size: 440 KB
- Print Length: 594 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1718678274
- Publisher: Reading Essentials (February 9, 2019)
- Publication Date: February 9, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07NKBXJ3G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,934 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lewis’s depictions—as it was written in 1947—of Negro culture, white (and black) racism and the interaction between the races is as relevant today as it was then. Indeed, in the conversations Neil has with his new black friends, within his white social circle and his family are probably among the most honest I’ve ever read. The gradations of white racism that Lewis sums up in Chapter 31 are masterful highlights.
Lewis’s writing reveals idiosyncratic northern and southern racial stereotypes that hadn’t (and haven’t) changed much since the writing of Mark Twain’s classic Pudd’nhead Wilson. Considering the time since novel was written more than 75 years ago and taken together with the recent resurgence of vocal bigotry and racism in the U.S., an apt subtitle for it today might be: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Lewis has created some of the most iconic fictional figures in American literature—Carol Kennicott, George Babbitt, Martin Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, and Sam Dodsworth. Neil Kingsblood is less-known, but deserves his place alongside them. This great book is convincingly constructed on a foundation of moral clarity and human tension.
Neil Kingsblood is a hero . He comes to terms with what he has learned of his ancestry not in an epiphany but in a slow struggle within himself that is human, rational and relatable. The same is true for Vestal.
At the end, I was waiting for the next chapter. I didn’t want it to end , the story was that compelling.