From the Ashes: The Voices of Watts - Budd Schulberg (Rare 1969 First Meridian Printing)

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Condition:  Good condition for a used book! Some wear. See images for the condition of this book. This is a rare yet important book. Voices often not heard but still even 50 years later rattling the cages of Americana.


An anthology of the best short stories, plays, essays, poetry, and novels-in-progress to emerge from Budd Schulberg's famed Watt Writers' Workshop, founded after the 1965 riots.

"What a beautiful realization of the Negro's cry for dignity, a cry not only from the mind but from the soul...  From the Ashes is a monumental work... in its depiction of the agony and frustration and destruction that have stricken our land." - Piri Thomas, Saturday Review

About the Author:
Budd Schulberg (1914–2009) was a screenwriter, novelist, and journalist who is best remembered for the classic novels What Makes Sammy Run?, The Harder They Fall, and the story On the Waterfront, which he adapted as a novel, play, and an Academy Award–winning film script. Born in New York City, Schulberg grew up in Hollywood, where his father, B. P. Schulberg, was head of production at Paramount, among other studios. Throughout his career, Schulberg worked as a journalist and essayist, often writing about boxing, a lifelong passion. Many of his writings on the sport are collected in Sparring with Hemingway (1995). Other highlights from Schulberg’s nonfiction career include Moving Pictures (1981), an account of his upbringing in Hollywood, and Writers in America (1973), a glimpse of some of the famous novelists he met early in his career. He died in 2009.

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