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    Free read The Street PDF READ The Street Free download ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ Ann Petry The Street to Lutie Johnson meant 116th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues New York City For those who don’t know that’s Harlem Lutie is looking here for an apartment for her and her son Bub She wants her own apartment away from h

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    PDF READ The Street The street could motivate or obliterate The street could consume and devour Here the street is a personified stronghold; dreams come alive or th

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    PDF READ The Street Ann Petry æ 7 Free read Free download ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ Ann Petry Don't talk to me about Germans They're only doing the same thing in Europe that's been done in this country since the time it started Since a grand jury ruled that Daniel Pantaleo should not be indicted for the murder of Eric Garner a murder committed via an unlawful chokehold that was deemed a homicide and published as a Youtube video a day

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    PDF READ The Street 27220What a ride Such a stellar and heartbreaking book I'm so glad I got to read this with my book club 😭It's now one of my all time favourites2720Reading this book with my patrons this month SO EXCITED28220Found this one during one of my book scavenging trips through London DYou can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website

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    PDF READ The Street This book treats with unflinching clarity the poverty racism and sexism that trap the young black woman Lutie John

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    PDF READ The Street I haven't felt so mindfucked from an ending since Bend Sinister Yet whereas Nabokov does it simply because he can in The Street it serves to underline the message and I would say message rather than plot because Petry was

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    Free download ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ Ann Petry PDF READ The Street Ann Petry æ 7 Free read Lutie Johnson does everything 'right' She works hard struggles to save puts her son first tries to protect him from loneliness discomfort and the influences of the street full of poor struggling folks While working for a white family as a live in housekeeper she absorbed the philosophy the men espoused – wealth is available to any

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    Free download ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ Ann Petry Ann Petry æ 7 Free read Free read The Street What an ending I didn’t see it coming but it did feel like Lutie Johnson the main character was teetering on the edge si

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    Free read The Street Free download ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ Ann Petry Ann Petry æ 7 Free read I'm hesitant to give this four stars for a couple of reasons one because I know it was flawed in certain important ways but to me the stars have to do with how much I personally enjoyed a book not how technically good it w

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    PDF READ The Street Free download ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ Ann Petry Ann Petry æ 7 Free read A blurb on the back cover of my edition calls The Street as much a historical document as it is a novel I think that is accurate The novel records the corrosive effects of racism poverty and sexism on Lutie Johnson a single mother

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Free read The Street

Characters ó The Street ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free read The Street THE STREET tells the poignant often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson a young black woman and her spirited struggle to raise her son am. The street could motivate or obliterate The street could consume and devour Here the street is a personified stronghold dreams come alive or they burn because of the streetSometimes I start the first few pages of a book and realize immediately that it will have a treasured rating on my physical and goodreads shelves Sometimes after the finality I sit in silence and thumb the highlighted pages of my copy flipping again through its contents physically and mentally attempting to pinpoint its uniueness allowing myself to once again become consumed by the singularity of a particular book The measured movement of the words in this novel captivates rhythm forming a parallel with a meaningful plot of heartbreak and pain Her voice had a thin thread of sadness running through it that made the song important that made it tell a story that wasn t in the words a story of despair of loneliness of frustrationListen to the tunes of a young black immigrant woman who moves to New York City to work and support a husband and child in Jamaica hear a refrain of disloyalty and toil a stanza of child rearing and long hours of work in a place where the neighbors are the worst enemies notice the repeated hook of a torturous street that can t be avoided when it is all a person can afford what you ll hear is a melancholic hymn of a dream displaced She had come this far poor and black and shut out as though a door had been slammed in her face Well she would shove it open she would beat and bang on it and push against it and use a chisel in order to get it open I suspect Petry became the first black woman to sell than a million copies of a novel not because she wrote like the Richard Wrights before her but because she did not From these words the real portrait of a hard working segment of women rarely illuminated emerges and if you ve ever spent a few years in inner city New York huddled in a small apartment fearful of spending too much time on the street you understand Lutie s despair over her son Dirty dark filthy traps Upstairs Downstairs In my lady s chamber Click goes the trap when you pay the first month s rent Walk right in It s a free country Dark little hallways Stinking toiletsI read Petry and I see the words of Buchi Emecheta and Fumiko Enchi I see the Lutie Johnsons of this world who must balance long work hours with proper childcare and in the interim be classified as bad mothers I see the women who must escape the prison of prostitution that looms around them I see unmarried mothers engaged in the struggle to get paid eually so that they too can manage their households I see the women who raise men I see women of the city who spend hours getting from home to work and back women whose children lose their childhoods those women who can never seem to find their way out of the poverty cycle I read Petry and I see the street clearly

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Characters ó The Street ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free read The Street Rk The Street was Ann Petry's first novel a beloved bestseller with than a million copies in print Its haunting tale still resonates today. Lutie Johnson does everything right She works hard struggles to save puts her son first tries to protect him from loneliness discomfort and the influences of the street full of poor struggling folks While working for a white family as a live in housekeeper she absorbed the philosophy the men espoused wealth is available to anyone who works for it in this country She studies gets a respectable white collar job and keeps studying so that she can some day get a piddling promotion She isn t color struck She takes responsibility for her own success or lack of it keeps healthy and has an innate store of self respect If anyone can pull herself up by her bootstraps it s Lutie and for me the most vivid takeaway from this story is that bootstraps theory is a barbed cruel trapFor Lutie her family and all tge residents of the street one weighty materialisation of this trap is RENT Living in London I can relate but the opening of the book in which Lutie contemplates the horrible living conditions she is about to pay such an extortionate price for showed how much uglier the word looms for people trying to make the frayed ends of small salaries and low wages meet In such grinding poverty conditions the motivation to seek any kind of hustle is intense and affects Lutie s eight year old son who tries to take up shining shoes like other boys on the streetLutie s description of the division between her and white people as a wall erected by them not her but visible to her not them reminded me of Sara Ahmed s work she often writes about walls that obstruct some bodies and not others Lutie is baffled by the fact that white women are worried she might have an affair with one of their thin unhappy husbands she wondered why they had the idea that all colored girls were whores The looks full of contempt and assumptions from white people make her never feel human until she reaches Harlem At the time formal segregation confined black people to the neighbourhood though of course white people own the properties rented out so expensively as well as the shops They also take the jobs one of the voices Petry takes on is that of a disinterested lazy white teacher who works in a Harlem school full of hate for her charges and so ashamed to work in such poor conditions that she keeps her workplace secret Lutie also sees the neighbourhood as a bad environment but her attitudes contrast with the white teacher s who sees black people inherently as the problem Lutie sees clearly what is wrong there are no jobs for black men so the women go out to work in low paying domestic service and the men become idle Why is there no outside work for the men and why don t they take on the burden of house work and child care Simple white supremacist capitalist patriarchyTo broaden the perspective the other main characters include the superintendant of the building Lutie moves into who has become malevolent and obsessive from spending too much time living in cellars and a middle aged domestic service worker who now that she has found a way of living rent free will do almost anything to maintain the situation These characters have highly developed idiosyncratic voices Petry calls them startlingly into being Mrs Hedges who sits watching the street and makes an adeuate living from the sex workers who make use of her apartment is a complex interesting character seen very differently by Lutie the super and other people on the street She is kind and protective but at times reveals an exploitative attitude to other people that is reflected in her unfeeling eyesLutie s attractiveness to black men who are meant to be helping her because they have taken on positions that place this obligation on them and white men who are gatekeepers to all the exit routes from her oppressive situation has a huge weight in the narrative At times I felt this was too important but I started to uestion my white feminist perspective and to think that this was deliberate not just a prop to make the plot work but important for two reasons firstly because the attractiveness of black women is maligned by white supremacist media and advertising which positions the white woman as the ideal of attractiveness and femininity Here Lutie is considered beautiful by everyone and desired by black and white men belying the trope Secondly white supremacist capitalist patriarchy defines how Lutie s attractiveness will function men long to own her body and constantly leverage their different forms of power over her to try to fulfil their desire The reflection she wondered why they had the idea that all colored girls were whores becomes increasingly ironic as the constantly arising pressures created by the actions or complicity of those whites pushing Lutie into sex work stack upAs well as being of great social and political import this novel was nearly impossible for me to put down despite its simple plot I just had to know what would happen next If I were writing the blurb I d call it compulsive and compulsory

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Characters ó The Street ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free read The Street Id the violence poverty and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwo. I haven t felt so mindfucked from an ending since Bend Sinister Yet whereas Nabokov does it simply because he can in The Street it serves to underline the message and I would say message rather than plot because Petry was a political writer and this novel certainly is that besides being a wonderful piece of fiction Some books shouldn t have happy endings life in 1940 s Harlem as a single mother didn t often have a happy ending and some types of books should just completely break you because maybe it wouldn t get through otherwise In Petry s novel the characters are not simply good or bad they are just people acting according to the natural logical conseuences of their conditions the result of genocidal economics in action Yet even the character Junto who comes to embody the crudest kind of predatory capitalism much in the way Ben Harrison embodies dickface trolling is still a pawn in the socialeconomic conditions of which he is largely unaware I see Petry often compared to Richard Wright and there is certainly a compassion to be made with this novel and Native Son yet for me as much as I did understand what Wright was saying and the significance of his protagonist becoming a murderer on a rational level I just never really bought it as a narrative Petry I buy and based on this novel I say she is far talented than Wright best Wright storyThe Man Who Lived Underground The paradox of Lutie s very resistance to the pressures of the unrelenting ontological angst of living in such dehumanizing conditions leading her to commit a horrendous act is illuminated in a way Wright never captured My only complaint of this novel is the noticeable lack of unicorns

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  • The Street
  • Ann Petry
  • English
  • 13 October 2020
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