Imitation of Life has ratings and 40 reviews. Graceann said: If you haven’t seen either the or versions of Imitation of Life, this review w. Brief biography of Fannie Hurst (), American novelist best known for Imitation of Life. Hugely successful in her time, yet no longer. Imitation of Life struck a chord in the s, and it continues to resonate powerfully Fannie Hurst was a major celebrity in the first half of the twentieth century.

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In the end she sees the error of her ways and comes home to make up with her mother — only to find that her mother has just died!

Imitation of Life by Fannie Hurst

Dec 19, Jacqueline Adams rated it it was ok. One has to prepare themselves to read novel in which are a reflection of one’s history and experience as minority or disenfranchised member of any fannoe whether be as a woman, person of color, mentally, physically or economically disabled etc.

I was hoping for better.

Renewed interest in Fannie Hurst has focused on her Jewish background and social consciousness. Another great classic book read regarding race and the American dream. Have seen both versions of the movie plenty of times over the years and was quite surprised at the differences found within this book. Imitahion 05, Jennifer Murphy rated it did not like it.

You make it sound that it is necessary to write a book or make a film so that it can resonate with white audiences. Hurst, while popular in her day, has largely been forgotten, despite her championing of women’s rights and racial equality, particularly during the Harlem Renaissance and through her friendship with Zora Neale Hurston.


Becoming a writer was her ambition from childhood. However, I admire Ms.

We cannot put the full blame on her. The book and the two film versions were beloved lie well as controversial. Feb 10, Diane rated it liked it. Sep 20, Krystina Ramos rated it really liked it. Ships with Tracking Number! Your email address will not be published. Imitation of Life Author s: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

So I understand the poster. She married a Russian emigre named Jacques Danielson who died young. She was active in a variet Fannie Hurst was born in Ohio, grew up in St.

It was just offensive. Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. She was a delegate to the U.

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See what I mean about this book inviting discussion and debate? Or, in this case, movies. Scott Fitzgerald remarked that nothing Hurst wrote would last 10 years.

Among her best-known works are Back Street and Lummox Imiration are multiple ways to interpret the story and characters.

The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. Hurst depiction of urban life, women in the early 20th century, race relations and the plight of the “tragic mulatto”.

Imitation of Life

However, fans of the color film should be prepared that this story is about success in the food business and not about show business at all. It also has a more powerful ending. The ending was really good. As black women I understand the pain that Sarah-Jane went through not saying that I don’t want to fannie black. Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress.


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Audiences can only relate to characters they like. A Squared Books Published: It wouldn’t even be in print if it wasn’t for the movies.

A bestseller inand subsequently adapted into two beloved and controversial films, Imitation of Life has fanie a vital role in ongoing conversations about race, femininity, and the American Dream. Zora was always stretched financially. To ask other readers if about Imitation of Lifeplease sign up. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Spine has creasing and some surface damage.

This edition brings a classic of popular American literature back into print.