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The Paul Green Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Paul Green's epic novel
THIS BODY THE EARTH
a republication of the 1935 edition by Harper & Brothers Publishers.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green (1894-1981) used his powerful pen to chronicle the lives of ordinary people. Marked by a deep moral seriousness, his plays, novels, and stories reveal the wastefulness and injustice of racial inequality, the frustration of unfulfilled dreams, the manifestations of hatred, the costs of heroic social action.
"In his own day (1894-1981) Paul Green was known, perhaps famous, as a crusader for the common man. Long before such matters became intelligentsia fashion, Green was, in the words of a tribute by the late Walter Spearman, 'poet, playwright, pioneer and prophet . . .in the cause of justice, democracy and dignity.'" Jim Wise DURHAM HERALD-SUN, April 25, 2003
This Body the Earth chronicles the dreams and ambitions, the burdens and struggles of Alvin Barnes and his family, sharecroppers in North Carolina, 1885 - 1920. It remains one of the great tragic stories of the old South.
The 2003 soft cover reprint contains the unabridged text of the original and adds a biography of the author, an introduction by Laurence Avery, and an afterword by Avery Russell.
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