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E. Lynn Harris (1) (1955–2009)

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Born in Flint, Michigan and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, E. Lynn Harris graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1977, earning a degree in journalism with honors. After college, Harris sold computers for IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and AT&T for 13 years before quitting his job to näytä lisää write his first novel. The resulting book, Invisible Life, was self-published in 1992 and sold mostly at beauty salons and black-owned bookstores. After being published in trade paperback by Anchor Books, Invisible Life became the #1 book on the Blackboard Bestseller List of African-American Titles and spent a total of 25 consecutive months on the list. Harris was an openly gay African American and was best known for his depictions of African American men on the down low or in the closet. He won numerous awards for his work including two Novel of the Year Prizes by the Blackboard African-American Bestsellers, Inc. for Just As I Am and Any Way the Wind Blows, the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence for If This World Were Mine, and the Lambda Literary Award for the anthology Freedom in This Village. His other books include And This Too Shall Pass; Abide with Me; Not a Day Goes By; A Love of My Own; I Say a Little Prayer; What Becomes of the Brokenhearted; Just Too Good to Be True, and Basketball Jones. His work also appeared in American Visions, Essence, Washington Post Sunday Magazine, Sports Illustrated and the award-winning anthology Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America. He died on July 23, 2009 at the age of 54. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Invisible Life: A Novel (1991) 538 kappaletta
Just As I Am (1994) 420 kappaletta
Not a Day Goes By: A Novel (2000) 330 kappaletta
And This Too Shall Pass: A Novel (1996) 320 kappaletta
Any Way the Wind Blows (2001) 303 kappaletta
If This World Were Mine: A Novel (1997) 298 kappaletta
Abide With Me: A Novel (1999) 282 kappaletta
A Love of My Own (2002) 279 kappaletta
I Say a Little Prayer: A Novel (2006) 243 kappaletta
Just Too Good to Be True: A Novel (2008) 182 kappaletta
Basketball Jones (2009) 169 kappaletta
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
Got to be Real: Four Original Love Stories (2000) — Avustaja — 123 kappaletta
Mama Dearest (2009) 118 kappaletta

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I've always been a fan of E. Lynn Harris, devouring each book as soon as I could get my hands on them. Not so much this one. The story is average and predictable. Very disappointed!
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bookbutterfly | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 28, 2022 |
Depressing...gloomy...tragic... Constricted and confused...

Hopefully he experienced some level of happiness or peace during his final years.
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nfulks32 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 17, 2020 |
E. Lynn Harris was in Seattle recently promoting his latest book. I read a couple of interviews with him that peeked my interest so I got his first book - this one and read it. It's really an easy read and a really interesting view into the life of a black gay man. As a white straight woman, this is a world I honestly don't know at all and this small novel was a really interesting read.
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susandennis | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 5, 2020 |
Set (and written) in the late nineties, Not a Day Goes By follows Basil and Yancey as they navigate personal secrets and their love for one another. This is sometimes billed as a romance novel, and it's really not. It's a love story, but, spoiler alert? absent an HEA (this story does not have a happy ending), it isn't a romance. That's just a heads up, really, not any kind of criticism. I found the story and the writing fairly compelling despite (?) seriously disliking both of the main characters (they are so rotten to each other, and whatever their relationship is based on, it isn't trust). Basil, despite (because of?) his own bisexuality, treats gay men abysmally several times throughout the book, and a number of characters say things about bisexuality that grind my gears like whoa. In the end, all of this is in service of an exploration of the two main characters, their complicated pasts, and their resulting messy lives. For me, ultimately, it was an awful lot of cringey stuff to sit with for not enough pay off, but I'm also glad I had the experience of reading the book.… (lisätietoja)
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lycomayflower | 1 muu arvostelu | Jun 1, 2020 |


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