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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Strivers Row

And here's another one (sorry, sometimes things just line up a certain way). Here's a brief description of the book:

"Kevin Baker plunges audaciously into the world of Harlem in the early 1940's to imagine the lives of two African-American men."

One of these men happens to be Malcolm Little, aka Malcolm X. So is it just me, or does the collage from the Times do a great job of evoking Harlem and black culture of the 1940s, while the book cover might simply be adequate?

The Times illustration is by Ed Lam; I think this is his stuff.

1 comment:

kitty said...

The first cover, with its 40s noir feel, grabs my attention; the second one (too cluttered) does not.