225 pages ; 23 cm. "Colter illuminates familiar things and people - 63rd street and Martin Luther King Highway, wives and common-law mates, a teenager hooked on drugs and retired old men subsisting on pensions.
225 pages ; 23 cm. A man in the house - A chance meeting - The rescue - The lookout - Girl friend - Rapport - Mary's convert - Black for dinner - Moot - Overnight trip - An untold story - After the ball - A gift - The beach umbrella. Commitment to retain 20151208.
Set mostly on Chicago's South Side, these eighteen stories describe ordinary people whose lives are transformed by small acts of chance or will.
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Beach Umbrella by Colter, Cyrus (2002) Paperback. Set in a Chicago seething with physical and psychological violence, Cyrus Colter's The Hippodrome is an examination of power and exploitation and their entanglement with sexuality. Yeager has murdered his wife and her white lover. Fleeing the police, he is both offered refuge and held captive in the Hippodrome, a ghetto house where a troupe of blacks stage sexual theater for white audiences. Colter's subtle treatment of the subject matter, and his careful delineation of his character's motives, make The Hippodrome a classic of modern fiction.
The Beach Umbrella was selected by novelists Vance Bourjaily and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. to receive the first Iowa . to receive the first Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, without permission in writing from the publisher. Recommended Citation. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1970.
Cyrus Colter's fourth novel is a cautionary tale of revolutionary dreams, bitter realities . His first book, The Beach Umbrella, won the Iowa School of Letters Award for First Fiction in 1970
Cyrus Colter's fourth novel is a cautionary tale of revolutionary dreams, bitter realities, and the persistence of both hope and falsehood. No reader will forget the tale Meshach Barry tells of the rebellion led by Rollo Ezekiel Lee-known as Cager -on the campus of a small black college. Cyrus Colter tackles epic themes as though they were wild horses-and he tames them. He has the power of a roundhouse puncher. His first book, The Beach Umbrella, won the Iowa School of Letters Award for First Fiction in 1970. TriQuarterly Books and Northwestern University Press have reprinted his earlier novel, The Hippodrome.
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The Beach Umbrella by Cyrus Colter. com will help you with any book or any question. By Monday evening Elijah has found an umbrella that would fulfill his dream, but he has less than half of the money that it costs. After dinner, his son Randy goes back to work at a store, and Myrtle again berates Elijah for not earning more money. The children, she tells him, will soon need clothes for school.