440 pp , About the author :: Frank Yerby Garby (* Augusta (Georgia ) , September 5, 1916 - Madrid ( Spain ) , November 29, 1991 ) American writer who emphasized especially in the historical novel , became the first African American to appear on the bestseller list and one of his books adapted for film ... Son of Rufus Yerby , African American and Wilhemenia Yerby , Scottish , miscegenation led to problems with the Ku Klux Klan from early age.2 graduated from the institute Haines ( a college of racial segregation) and then at Paine College, Augusta both . Then he went to college in Tennessee , where obtained his MA in 1938 and then to Chicago where he began his doctorado.1 His literary career began with the publication of his first story in Harper 's Magazine called Health card , which won the Award O'Henry Memorial in 1944.3 in 1946 , he published what would be the first of its successes While the city sleeps ( Foxes of Harrow) , which would catapult him to fame , becoming the first best seller published by José afroamericano.1 Manuel Lara , owner of the Editorial Planeta , said that while the city sleeps was the first great success of his publishing firm , even before the planet was called , and that this title that has now sold tens of thousands of copies in Spain , he helped his final takeoff as empresario.3 in the 50s , due to racial discrimination lies in Spain . However , he was criticized for not fighting for the rights of blacks and focus their work on blancos.4 protagonists in the 60s begin to modify this behavior, with books like The way of the Griffin and the honor of Garfield. In Negros are the gods of my Africa ( 1971 ) addressed the issue again , focusing on African slavery on Americas.1 Frank Yerby died on November 29, 1991 in Madrid , due to a heart failure at the age of 75 years .
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Descripción PLAZA & JANÉS EDITORES, S.A, 1978. Rústica. Estado de conservación: Usado. Nº de ref. de la librería 9788401432743