First published in 1950, Beetlecreek stands as a moving condemnation of provincialism and fundamentalism. Both a critique of racial hypocrisy and a new direction for the African American novel, it occupies fresh territory that is neither the ghetto realism of Richard Wright nor the ironic modernism of Ralph Ellison.

Beetlecreek 1998, University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-13: 9781578061068

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Beetlecreek 1950, Chatham Bookseller

ISBN-13: 9780911860122

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