Conversations with Gloria Naylor

A Conversation Gloria Naylor and Toni Morrison / 1985 From Southern Review 21 ( 1985 ) , 567-93 . Copyright © Gloria Naylor . Reprinted with permission . Hudson , river , c . 315 mi . long , rising in NE New York in L. Tear of the ...

Author: Gloria Naylor

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578066336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Collected interviews with the author of The Women of Brewster Place, The Men of Brewster Place, and Linden Hills

Understanding Gloria Naylor

CHAPTER ONE Understanding Gloria Naylor Career Gloria Naylor's first four novels — The Women of Brewster Place ( 1982 ) , Linden Hills ( 1985 ) , Mama Day ( 1988 ) , and Bailey's Cafe ( 1992 ) —constitute her quartet of novels ...

Author: Margaret Earley Whitt

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570032734

Category: Literary Criticism

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Whitt discloses how Naylor tells the stories of these women on multiple levels and how she helps readers see that all heroines live a life of significance."--BOOK JACKET. "Tracing Naylor's development of the theme of black community, especially among women, Whitt shows how characters move from poverty and isolation to a place where they transcend the racism and sexism that constrict their lives."--BOOK JACKET.

Gloria Naylor

In Gloria Naylor : Critical Perspectives Past and Present , edited by Henry Louis Gates , Jr. and K. A. Appiah . ( New York : Amistad Press , 1993 ) . Bouvier focuses on Naylor's critique of a rising black elite's " commodity fetishism ...

Author: Shirley A. Stave

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0874137055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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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

Constructs of home in Gloria Naylor s Quartet

In Henry Louis Gates and K.A. Appiah's edited anthology Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993), which contains early review essays on her first four novels and literary criticism on her first three, Gates points to ...

Author: Claudia Drieling

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826044922

Category: African American women in literature

Page: 325

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Gloria Naylor

CRITICISM Andrews , Larry R. “ Black Sisterhood in Gloria Naylor's Novels . " CLA Journal 33 ( Fall 1989 ) : 1-25 . Christian , Barbara . " Gloria Naylor's Geography : Community , Class , and Patriarchy in The Women of Brewster Place ...

Author: Charles E. Wilson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031331330X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

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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.

Gloria Naylor s Fiction

“An Interview with Gloria Naylor.” 1988. In Conversations with Gloria Naylor. Ed. Maxine Lavon Montgomery. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2004. 39-65. Print. Carabi, Angels. “A Interview with Gloria Naylor.” 1992.

Author: Sharon A. Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527504202

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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This edited volume offers innovative ways of analyzing economics in Gloria Naylor’s fiction, using interpretive strategies which are applicable to the entire tradition of African American literature. The writers gathered here embody years of insightful and vigorous Naylor scholarship. Underpinning each of the essays is a celebratory validation that Naylor is one of the most provocative novelists of our time.

The Fiction of Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor, “An Interview,” online interview, Barnes and Noble, May 12, 1998 <http://www.aalb.com/authors/glorianaylorchattext.htm>. 3. Gloria Naylor, The Women of Brewster Place (New York: Viking, 1982), 25.

Author: Maxine Lavon Montgomery

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572337381

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

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The Fiction of Gloria Naylor is one of the very first critical studies of this acclaimed writer. Including an insightful interview with Naylor and focusing on her first four novels, the book situates various acts of insurgency throughout her work within a larger framework of African American opposition to hegemonic authority. But what truly distinguishes this volume is its engagement with African American vernacular forms and twentieth-century political movements. In her provocative analysis, Maxine Lavon Montgomery argues that Naylor constantly attempts to reconfigure the home and homespace to be more conducive to black self-actualization, thus providing a stark contrast to a dominant white patriarchy evident in a broader public sphere. Employing a postcolonial and feminist theoretical framework to analyze Naylor’s evolving body of work, Montgomery pays particular attention to black slave historiography, tales of conjure, trickster lore, and oral devices involving masking, word play, and code-switching—the vernacular strategies that have catapulted Naylor to the vanguard of contemporary African American letters. Montgomery argues for the existence of home as a place that is not exclusively architectural or geographic in nature. She posits that in Naylor’s writings home exists as an intermediate space embedded in cultural memory and encoded in the vernacular. Home closely resembles a highly symbolic, signifying system bound with vexed issues of racial sovereignty as well as literary authority. Through a re-inscription of the subversive, frequently clandestine acts of resistance on the part of the border subject—those outside the dominant culture—Naylor recasts space in such a way as to undermine reader expectation and destabilize established models of dominance, influence, and control. Thoroughly researched and sophisticated in its approach, The Fiction of Gloria Naylor will be essential reading for scholars and students of African American, American, and Africana Literary and Cultural studies. Maxine Lavon Montgomery is the author of The Apocalypse in African-American Fiction and the editor of Conversations with Gloria Naylor. Her articles have appeared in African-American Review, College Language Association Journal, and The Literary Griot. She is an associate professor in the English department at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

A Study Guide for Gloria Naylor s Mama Day

Rita Mae Brown, a review in Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and K. A. Appiah, Amistad, 1993, pp. 1315. Peter Erickson, "'Shakespeare's Black?': The Role of Shakespeare in Naylor's ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410336224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Gloria Naylor's "Mama Day," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Gloria Naylor s The Women of Brewster Place

Michael Awkward, "Authorial Dreams of Wholeness: (Dis)Unity, (Literary) Parentage, and The Women of Brewster Place," in Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Appiah, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410350107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

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A Study Guide for Gloria Naylor's "The Women of Brewster Place," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Gloria Naylor s Black Sense and Sensibility

Dr. T. Deivasigamani. Gloria Naylor's Black Sense and Sensibility Dr. T. Deivasigamani Gloria Naylor's Black Sense and Sensibility Dr. T. Deivasigamani LULU. Front Cover.

Author: Dr. T. Deivasigamani

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781678139131

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