Imitation of Life has ratings and 40 reviews. Graceann said: If you haven’t seen either the or versions of Imitation of Life, this review w. Brief biography of Fannie Hurst (), American novelist best known for Imitation of Life. Hugely successful in her time, yet no longer. Imitation of Life struck a chord in the s, and it continues to resonate powerfully Fannie Hurst was a major celebrity in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Posted in s,s, AmericabiracialfilmsMammy stereotypemixed racestereotypestragic mulatto 19 Comments. Imitation of Life Hurst, Fannie Perma, Peola is not believable either: And, as always, the book is probably better than either film, though I do not know that for a fact: I read it because I like the films that were made from it.

B oth films are mainly about a white woman who becomes rich and famous and gives her daughter everything — but her love. Nov 30, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you have seen the films, spoiler coming you know that Delilah dies at the end. The daughter feels the struggle as fanie for white is much more reasonable than to disclose her true identity as an African American since they are shunned fannue society.


There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.

Found the dialog from most characters very stiff and unrealistic; it often obscured the plot. When I was a young adult I discovered there had been an earlier llife of the film in Don’t read the book, watch the movie. The book was written in and had an old style that was imitatiob, but kind of hard to read. Open Preview See a Problem? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Imitation Of Life

Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: Dec 19, Jacqueline Adams rated it it was ok. However, fans of the color film should be prepared that this story is about success in the food business and not about show business at all. Within a year, her father and Pullman decide that she should marry Pullman; she soon becomes pregnant and has a daughter named Jessie.

We have the luxury of looking at imitatkon movie through the lens of today, but for its time it was very in your face. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s so jarring to read that sort of thing now. Find us on Facebook.

That’s just the tip of a very frustrating iceberg. Most of the book was just great – but hufst were parts that dragged. Aug 25, Christina rated it it was ok.


August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Fannie Hurst died in February of after a brief illness at the age of Sarah Jane treated her mother awful for no good reason.

Oct 31, Chuck rated it it was ok.

Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. To me, the problem I find with movies like Imitation of Life, is that, they talk about those that can pass.

Imitation of Life

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I wanted to see how the novel differed from the films, and now I have. She could have passed for white in Hollywood if she wanted to, but she chose not to.

kife Those other relationships, with the exception of her dad who didn’t make it to the book, were more prominent in both versions of the movie.

The kind of relationship they had was coined as a phrase: Ships with Tracking Number! Disturbed by her daughter’s unhappiness, Delilah encourages the girl to take pride in her black “race.

Might try that in a month or so. Jan 15, Vanessa Pineda rated it liked it.