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Title:
Black no more : a novel
Author:
Schuyler, George S. (George Samuel), 1895-1977.
Edition:
1999 Modern Library edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Modern Library, 1999.
Physical Description:
xx, 180 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375753800
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Modern Library Harlem Renaissance

What would happen to the race problem in America if black people turned white? Would everybody be happy? These questions and more are answered hilariously in Black No More, George S. Schuyler's satiric romp. Black No More is the story of Max Disher, a dapper black rogue of an insurance man who, through a scientific transformation process, becomes Matthew Fisher, a white man. Matt dreams up a scam that allows him to become the leader of the Knights of Nordica, a white supremacist group, as well as to marry the white woman who rejected him when he was black. Black No More is a hysterical exploration of race and all its self-serving definitions. If you can't beat them, turn into them.
        Ishmael Reed, one of today's top black satirists and the author of Mumbo Jumbo and Japanese by Spring, provides a spirited Introduction.

The fertile artistic period now known as the Harlem Renaissance (1920- 1930) gave birth to many of the world-renowned masters of black literature and is the model for today's renaissance of black writers.


Author Notes

George S. Schuyler was an African American professional journalist of considerable distinction who served as an officer in the army in World War I and later made a name for himself as a satirical polemicist, attacking both white and black positions in the racial politics of this country. He carved out a position for himself as a conservative spokesman within the African American community, particularly as an ardent anti-Communist. His ingenious Swiftian fantasy, Black No More (1934), tells the story of a miracle cure for black skin color by means of which, to the great discomfort of the white population, the black and white "races" become indistinguishable. (Bowker Author Biography)


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