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Strange Fruit by  Lillian Smith - Stated Sixth Printing Thus - 1944 - from Mary Riversong Books (SKU: 262SmithFruit)

Strange Fruit

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Strange Fruit

by Smith, Lillian

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Smith, Lillian: Strange Fruit. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1944 1st. Ed, Stated 6th Printing Thus. About this book: Strange Fruit is a 1944 bestselling novel debut by American author Lillian Smith that dealt with the then-forbidden and controversial theme of interracial romance. The title was originally "Jordan is so Chilly", with Smith later changing the title to Strange Fruit. In her autobiography, singer Billie Holliday wrote that Smith chose to name the book after her song "Strange Fruit" , which was about the lynching and racism against African Americans although Smith maintained that the book's title referred to the "damaged, twisted people (both black and white) who are the products or results of our racist culture." After the book's release, the book was banned in Boston and Detroit for "lewdness" and crude language. Strange Fruit was also banned from being mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, With the ban against the book being lifted by President Roosevelt after his wife Eleanor Roosevelt requested it of him." Used. VG/G original unclipped dust jacket $2.75 original price on front flap and author's photo on back panel. DJ now protected in a mylar wrap. A nice find.


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Smith, Lillian: Strange Fruit. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1944 1st. Ed, Stated 6th Printing. About this book: Strange Fruit is a 1944 bestselling novel debut by American author Lillian Smith that dealt with the then-forbidden and controversial theme of interracial romance. The title was originally "Jordan is so Chilly", with Smith later changing the title to Strange Fruit. In her autobiography, singer Billie Holliday wrote that Smith chose to name the book after her song "Strange Fruit" , which was about the lynching and racism against African Americans although Smith maintained that the book's title referred to the "damaged, twisted people (both black and white) who are the products or results of our racist culture." After the book's release, the book was banned in Boston and Detroit for "lewdness" and crude language. Strange Fruit was also banned from being mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, With the ban against the book being lifted by President Roosevelt after his wife Eleanor Roosevelt requested it of him." Used. VG/G original unclipped dust jacket $2.75 original price on front flap and author's photo on back panel. DJ now protected in a mylar wrap. A nice find.

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
262SmithFruit
Title
Strange Fruit
Author
Smith, Lillian
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
Stated Sixth Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Reynal & Hitchcock
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1944
Pages
371
Size
5 1/2 X 7 7/8
Keywords
United States History, Racism, 20th Century, Lynching, Hanging, Mob Rule, KKK,
Bookseller catalogs
For Sale; History; Black History; Books Into Film; Literature; Americana; Social Sciences; Anthropology; women's Studies; Crime; PSYCHOLOGY; Law; Justice; Horror; Government; Economic Thought; Dust Jacket; American South; Banned Books;
Size
5 1/2 X 7 7/8

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