97. Romance in Marseille and postcolonial novels to expand your world

Today, Sara and Chelsey discuss Romance in Marseille by Claude McKay. We discuss the classic nature of this novel along with some of its modern elements, as well as our own personal impressions and individual reading experiences of the book.. This Harlem Renaissance novel touches on important themes that pushed the boundaries of its time: disability, the physical body, race, migration, post-colonialism, Marxism, economics. If you’re looking for a short classic novel that covers many important topics, consider this one alongside some of our pairings.  

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Books Mentioned 

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Romance in Marseille by Claude McKay (Penguin Classics) 

Listen to our pairings: [41:05]



Also Mentioned 

The Best New Novel Was Written 90 Years Ago by Molly Young (Vulture) 
A Book So Far Ahead of Its Time, It took 87 Years to Find A Publisher by Tayla Zax (NYTimes)

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