Building a city with words. Multi-perspective.
The Underground Railroad, published in 2016, is the sixth novel by American author Colson Whitehead. The alternate history novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves in the southeastern United States during the 19th century, who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad, which the novel depicts as primarily a rail transport system in.
Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities. A masterful evocation of the city that never sleeps, The Colossus of New York captures the city’s inner and outer landscapes in a series of vignettes, meditations, and personal memories. Colson Whitehead conveys with.
Kyle William Bishop is an associate professor of English and film studies and serves as the Honors Program director at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. He has presented and published on a number of zombie-related texts and has authored two other monographs with McFarland. Angela Tenga is an assistant professor at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.
Novelist Colson Whitehead has won his second Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this time for his book, “The Nickel Boys.” With this win, he has become the fourth novelist after Booth Tarkington, William Faulkner, and John Updike to ever win two Pulitzers for fiction.
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Colson Whitehead writes novels that break the traditional rules of fiction writing. His works defy classification into the standard categories. His works defy classification into the standard.
I've always had a love of cards, ever since I was a little kid. I think poker, as a system, describes the chaos of the world. Our sudden reversals, our freak streaks of fortune. The belief that the next hand can save you, and the inevitable failure of the next hand to save you. I think that describes my world view pretty well. Colson Whitehead.