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Quest For Selfhood In Gloria Naylor S The Women Of Brewster Place

Author : 葉曳芳
ISBN : OCLC:963813373
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Black American women have often been victimized by perpetrators of racism and sexism. They experience existential angst and have no clearer place in society than black men. As outsiders, they are silenced and have few rights to speak for themselves. In their struggle for their rights, the marginalized group must take on racial and sexual forms of oppression. This thesis aims to analyze the racism and the sexism black women suffer in Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place (1983) and how they construct their selfhood and survive in a tight corner through the power of community. The concepts drawn from the black feminism of bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Barbara Christian are adopted to analyze the above-mentioned themes in the novel. Audre Lorde's theory "lesbianism" is also applied to explore the confinement of lesbians. In the novel, the female characters confront racial and sexual hegemonies which relegate their social status to society's bottom. To overcome their plight and to assist in the search for their identity, black women tell readers how they were encouraged and empowered through the strength of sisterhood and the unity of the community..

The Critical Response To Gloria Naylor

Author : Sharon Felton
ISBN : UOM:39015040351135
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Comprehensive collection of literary criticism on Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place, Linden Hills, Mama Day, and Bailey's Cafe.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438113968
Genre : Chinese Americans in literature
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-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature. -- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism. -- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index
Category: Chinese Americans in literature

Ethnicity And The American Short Story

Author : Julie Brown
ISBN : 9781134822225
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How do different ethnic groups approach the short story form? Do different groups develop culture-related themes? Do oral traditions within a particular culture shape the way in which written stories are told? Why does "the community" loom so large in ethnic stories? How do such traditional forms as African American slave narratives or the Chinese talk-story shape the modern short story? Which writers of color should be added to the canon? Why have some minority writers been ignored for such a long time? How does a person of color write for white publishers, editors, and readers? Each essay in this collection of original studies addresses these questions and other related concerns. It is common knowledge that most scholarly work on the short story has been on white writers: This collection is the first work to specifically focus on short story practice by ethnic minorities in America, ranging from African Americans to Native Americans, Chinese Americans to Hispanic Americans. The number of women writers discussed will be of particular interest to women studies and genre studies researchers, and the collections will be of vital interest to scholars working in American literature, narrative theory, and multicultural studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Readers Of The Quilt

Author : Joanne Kilgour Dowdy
ISBN : 1572736089
Genre : Literary Collections
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This collection of essays is a documentation of the many ways in which black women see themselves as literate, productive citizens. Their stories, as well as their writing of these documents, represent another phase in the journey of black women's literacy evolution in this country.
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The Oxford Companion To Women S Writing In The United States

Author : Cathy N. Davidson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009691770
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Provides a comprehensive, authoritative survey of women's writing, history, and concerns covering four centuries of literature, examining various regions, ethnic focuses, and genres, and including voices as diverse as Kate Chopin, Annie Dillard, Wendy Wasserstein, Rachel Carson, and Susan B. Anthony. UP.
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The Fiction Of Shobha De

Author : Jaydipsinh Dodiya
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025027280
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Shobha De Has Emerged As A Major Novelist On The Indian Literary Scene. From Her First Novel, Socialite Evenings, To The Recently-Published Autobiographical Work Speedpost, She Has Evolved As A Sensitive Writer. The Book, Comprising More Than Thirty Critical Essays, Makes A Pioneering Attempt Ar Exploring De`S Fictional World That Has Aroused So Much Curiosity And Interest Amongst The Readers.
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Gloria Naylor

Author : Virginia C. Fowler
ISBN : UOM:39015037303156
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the short period of time since Gloria Naylor published her first novel, The Women of Brewster Place (1982), to wide acclaim, she has established herself as a significant contemporary writer. A self-avowed feminist and black cultural nationalist, Naylor has produced a body of work that resists easy classification. Through the four novels she has published to date, which also include Linden Hills (1985), Mama Day (1988), and Bailey's Cafe (1992), she enters into a dialogue with a wide assortment of earlier writers, from Shakespeare and Dante to Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison. In Gloria Naylor: In Search of Sanctuary, Virginia C. Fowler offers the first full-length study devoted exclusively to Naylor's work. Fowler insightfully analyzes Naylor's four novels, specifically focusing on aspects of the texts that have been largely unexamined to date. She also provides a general examination of important aspects of Naylor's life, including the Jehovah's Witness religion, of which Naylor was a member until she was 25, and the emergence in the late 1960s and early 1970s of a new generation of black women writers and scholars. Fowler reveals the extent to which Naylor's artistic sensibility has been shaped by her experiences as a Jehovah's Witness and her strong identification with feminism. The volume also features a valuable bibliography, a chronology of Naylor's life, and the text of a lengthy interview with Naylor that the author conducted in 1993.
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Garden Of Stories

Author : Jim Sagel
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173004690200
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Eleven-year-old Tomas visits his uncle and learns a lot about his cultural heritage from this wise storyteller.
Category: Juvenile Fiction