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Linden Hills

Author : Gloria Naylor
ISBN : 9781504043175
Genre : Fiction
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The National Book Award–winning author of The Women of Brewster Place explores the secrets of an affluent black community. For its wealthy African American residents, the exclusive neighborhood of Linden Hills is a symbol of “making it.” The ultimate achievement: a home on prestigious Tupelo Drive. Making your way downhill to Tupelo is irrefutable proof of your worth. But the farther down the hill you go, the emptier you become . . . Using the descent of Dante’s Inferno as a model, this bold, haunting novel follows two young men as they attempt to find work amid the circles of the well-off community. Exploring a microcosm of race and social class, author Gloria Naylor reveals the true cost of success for the lost souls of Linden Hills—an existence trapped in a nightmare of their own making.
Category: Fiction

Methods Of Intertextuality In Gloria Naylor S Linden Hills

Author : Christine G. Berg
ISBN : OCLC:38029546
Genre : Intertextuality
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This project complicates the distinctions between two often polarized visions in American literature: between legitimized canonical works and marginalized multicultural works. In Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills, multicultural experience and canonical text intersect in the characters of Lester Tilson and Willie K. Mason, the two young male African American protagonists who admire and even memorize the poetry of "dead white males" (among others) and are poets themselves. Naylor employs two intertextual strategies in the novel, one recognized by critics and another heretofore uncelebrated. First, Naylor alludes to Dante's Inferno, as she patterns the journey that Willie and Lester take into the community of Linden Hills against the descent that Dante and Virgil follow into Hell. Naylor herself calls attention to her borrowings from Dante, and several scholars have begun to analyze their literary relationship. Second, Naylor incorporates three canonical American poems by quoting them in the text of her narrative: "Whoever You are Holding Me Now in Hand" by Walt Whitman, "Cuisine Bourgeoise" by Wallace Stevens, and "Gerontion" by T.S. Eliot. Using the variety of textual approaches categorized under the umbrella term of intertextuality, I examine each of these references separately, for the individual importance of each in the novel, and together, for their collective effect overall. Ultimately, I am concerned with the implications of Naylor's revisions of works belonging to the canons of Western and American literature and of her version of the vitality of those works for her African American characters in Linden Hills.
Category: Intertextuality

Linden Hills

Author : Minneapolis (Minn.). City Planning Department
ISBN : OCLC:31613620
Genre : Linden Hills Neighborhood (Minneapolis, Minn.)
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Category: Linden Hills Neighborhood (Minneapolis, Minn.)

The Novels Of Gloria Naylor

Author : Gloria Naylor
ISBN : 9781504052740
Genre : Fiction
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Three lyrical and unforgettable novels from the National Book Award–winning author of The Women of Brewster Place. After winning both the National Book Award and the American Book Award for her now iconic debut novel, The Women of Brewster Place, which was later made into a TV miniseries starring Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Naylor continued to garner acclaim as one of the most original voices in twentieth-century American literature with novels such as Mama Day, Linden Hills, and Bailey’s Cafe. Mama Day: On Willow Springs, an island off the coast between Georgia and South Carolina, superstition is more potent than any trappings of the modern world. Here, the formidable Mama Day uses her powers to heal. But her great-niece, Cocoa, can’t wait to escape to New York City. When Cocoa returns to the island with her husband, George, darker forces challenge the couple—and their only hope may be the mystical matriarch. Steeped in the folklore of the South and inspired by Shakespeare, Mama Day is one of Naylor’s “richest and most complex” novels (Providence Journal). “[A] wonderful novel, full of spirit and sass and wisdom, and completely realized.” —The Washington Post Linden Hills: For its wealthy African American residents, the exclusive neighborhood of Linden Hills is a symbol of making it. But what happens when the dream of material success turns out to be an empty promise? Using Dante’s Inferno as a model, Naylor reveals the true cost of success for the lost souls of Linden Hills—a hell of their own making. “Every page contains a brilliant insight, a fine description, some petty and human, some grandiloquent.” —Chicago Tribune Bailey’s Cafe: This “moving and memorable” national bestseller is set in post–World War II Brooklyn, on a quiet backstreet, where Bailey’s Cafe serves as a crossroads for a broad range of patrons, a place of limbo for tortured souls before they move on—or check out (Boston Globe). “A virtuoso orchestration of survival, suffering, courage and humor.” —The New York Times Book Review
Category: Fiction

Gloria Naylor

Author : Charles E. Wilson
ISBN : 031331330X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines five novels by Gloria Naylor, showing the struggles faced by her African American characters, and presents biographical information showing her own struggles and successes.
Category: Literary Criticism

Missy Mouse Meets Thom Elf

Author : Marilyn Clare
ISBN : 9781450232951
Genre : Fiction
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All In A Day There was no advantage to ponder the next step. One day it came swift like a fluke of fortune pouring from a magic box when its lid flew ajar. Happenchance might not be per chance, but with purposeful intent and soon you will know through visions of once upon a time. There was a young woman who triflingly courted memories of one thing or another. Thinking, daydreaming; stopping everything that needed attention, her daydreaming was to ask the question; was it true that all at Lake Harriet in Linden Hills lived happily ever after? An unusual circumstance persisted; passionate feelings toward natures abundance and goodness were not accidental. When sunrise accented, some sort of energy propelled her against resistance of being contained within the house. Through an open window, springtime air, by virtue of its potency, drew her to where trees were leafing, flowers were budding, and where people, who were compelled the same as her were gathered. She had spent winter days in the house. Temptation overcame her. She left every must do, unlatched the door, and entered into a place of solitude. She went for a walk! Warm breezes passed over her face like a whiff of pure splendor. Obliterating thoughts of customary obligations for family, career, and extra activities, she looked toward the sky at the treetops and then down upon the cemented walkway where she stepped. What contradiction was this to stifle growth of grass and natural vegetations beneath an overlay of hardened man-made concrete, when above, the treetops beckoned release from all sense of duty with their swaying branches and green seedling leaves? Steadied and protected from the grounds unevenness; stone like material had a purpose, she supposed. Approaching the fenced gateway, bright color crimson and gold ignited the sky like flames of fire on the horizon. The suns rays were burning the morning dew and with it, thoughts of responsibilities dissipated. Walking where nature dictated tranquility, soon she was distanced from pending concerns. And unlike happenchance, calculated and intentional; her point of full departure was around the bend. Forty Second Street, located at the intersection of Broadway and Times Square in New York City and the topic for Forty Second Street, the movie, which told of its theaters; in Linden Hills, Forty Second Street, she knew, had not much to do about anything; no hoopla, no recognition, but led her to enchantments of many possibilities. Well, maybe, the idea of escape to the lake, with trees and flowers, birds, little ground animals, and baby fish swimming at the shoreline, fantasy thoughts took over. She stopped at a steep decline where the street and the golden sunrise met on Forty Second Street. The water and charm of sail boats and painted buildings and more trees and flowers was a place of transformation. She became one with nature. If she hurried, shed be at the waters edge in a blink. Aware that those sensations of exhilaration were not hers alone, but stupendous persons existed at Lake Harriet in Linden Hills and they walked and ran by her. Walk, walking, sunbeams burst as crystalline upon the lake; all things that required her concentration and focus had been left back there.
Category: Fiction

Memories Of Linden Hills

Author : Lake Harriet School (Minneapolis, Minn.)
ISBN : OCLC:51456923
Genre : East Harriet Neighborhood (Minneapolis, Minn.)
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Aia Guide To The Minneapolis Lake District

Author : Larry Millett
ISBN : 0873516451
Genre : Architecture
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Let architecture critic Larry Millett be your guide to one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, a treasure trove of architectural styles and storied homes. Whether you are discovering the Purcell-Cutts House near Lake of the Isles or the Suburban World Theater, this guidebook will satisfy your craving for details about the structures and the people who built them. AIA Guide to the Minneapolis Lake District offers up walking tours of Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun and Uptown, Lowry Hill, and Lake of the Isles. Each tour is copiously illustrated with current and historic photographs and paired with a detailed map. This deeply informative guidebook is perfect for tourists discovering the Twin Cities or residents exploring what is right next door. Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture, notably in AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Lost Twin Cities. His fascination for Speed Graphic photography is displayed in Murder Has A Public Face and Strange Days, Dangerous Nights.
Category: Architecture

Gloria Naylor

Author : Shirley A. Stave
ISBN : 0874137055
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This collection of essays treats Gloria Naylor's novels Mama Day and Bailey's Cafe, recognized by scholars and critics as her most significant works. Long understood to be a major African-American woman writer, Gloria Naylor is finally gaining recognition as a contemporary American writer who needs no qualifiers or adjectives before her name. One of the few critical studies of her work, this text represents the work of a group of scholars who are looking seriously and carefully at Naylor, attempting to determine her place, not within an intellectual tradition, but rather within several traditions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Literary Criticism

Between The Lakes

Author : Trolley Car Press (Minneapolis, Minn.)
ISBN : 0977791505
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry