The Sweet flypaper of life

Roy DeCarava,The Sweet flypaper of life

Roy DeCarava
The Sweet flypaper of life

Photographs: Roy DeCarava

Text: Langston Hughes

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

98 pages

Year: 1955

Comments: Softcover. First edition, first printing, 1995. Black & white photographs. Well printing. Text in english. Owner's name dated 1955. Faded due to time, some wear on spine otherwise fresh copy. Collectible book.

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life describes, in words and pictures, what the authors have seen and known and felt deeply about their people. Life in Harlem may be hard : getting up each morning and going to work, knowing that today will be like yesterday and tomorrow. Yet there are rewards, moments - a man walking in the sun, a woman laughing, couples in the park, the watering of a garden on a window sill, a father's touch a child's glance. "We've had so many books about how bad life  is", Langston Hughes says. "Maybe it's time to have one showing how good it is."


Roy DeCarava,The Sweet flypaper of life

Roy DeCarava,The Sweet flypaper of life

Roy DeCarava,The Sweet flypaper of life

Roy DeCarava,The Sweet flypaper of life

Roy DeCarava,The Sweet flypaper of life

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