New York. 1983. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 249 pages. hardcover. CECIL BROWN was born in North Carolina in 1943. He attended Columbia University and the University of Chicago. Mr. Brown has taught film and writing, most recently at the University of California at Berkeley. He has written numerous plays, short stories, and films scripts-including Which Way Is Up? , which he co-authored. His first novel, THE LIFE AND LOVES OF MR. JIVEASS NIGGER, was published in 1969. Mr. Brown Lives in Berkeley, California. Jacket design by Bob Cato. Jacket photo by Jerry Bauer. 0374135304. keywords: 41009. inventory # 20083. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Cecil Brown's new novel, DAYS WITHOUT WEATHER, portrays the experiences of black comedians, writers, actors, and singers in the cutthroat world of Hollywood-an irresistible phantasmagoria whose characters argue, fight, lie, love, and struggle to get ahead, sometimes at all costs. DAYS WITHOUT WEATHER is a wonderful mixture of bitterness, anger, and genuine good humor. Its hero, Jonah, is a stand-up comic who moves to Hollywood from North Carolina in search of his true identity. In riveting, funny, fast-paced language, Cecil Brown depicts Gadge, Jonah's rich, overweight uncle, who has sold out to the white world of movie producers, writing and editing scripts to their specifications; Jonah's scriptwriter friend Randell, in love with superstar singer Ritual Bondage; and Jonah's white girlfriend Clea Menchan, who betrays both Jonah and Randell. These events and more bring Jonah to the painful realization that at least he must expose the black celebrities who say one thing and do another, and the white producers who do the same. Of course, Jonah is taking a big chance in the choice of his mission, as mutiny scenes on movie sets turn into real-life confrontations between black and white actors. When Jonah's anger finally gets the better of him onstage at a nightclub, he lashes out at all of Hollywood. ‘Cecil Brown has written a moving and terrifying allegory concerning the various prices of art, love, and life: and, most specifically, the black American's struggle not to be an accomplice to his own destruction. '-JAMES BALDWIN. ‘There is nothing corrupt about his pride. I have never met a writer who loved his work as much as Cecil Brown. The humor, the warmth, and even the smell are beautiful. The gentleness with which he handles the memories of his characters is great. I have had many Days Without Weather too. ' – RICHARD PRYOR.
None. Very Good in J Very Good jacket. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. 1983. F First Edition. H Hardcover. Very Good. Very good to fine (sl rubbing to DJ). 8vo with DJ +249+ Author's second book (his Hollywood novel).
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