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The Resource Brown girl, brownstones, Paule Marshall ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat ; afterword by Mary Helen Washington

Brown girl, brownstones, Paule Marshall ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat ; afterword by Mary Helen Washington

Label
Brown girl, brownstones
Title
Brown girl, brownstones
Statement of responsibility
Paule Marshall ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat ; afterword by Mary Helen Washington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Now including a new foreword by the prolific Haitian author Edwidge Danticat, Brown Girl, Brownstones is the work of one of America's finest contemporary black women writers. Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, it chronicles the efforts of Barbadian immigrants to surmount poverty and racism and to make their new country home. Selina Boyce, the novel's memorable heroine, is conflicted by the opposing aspirations of her parents: her hardworking, ambitious mother longs to buy a brownstone row house while her easygoing father prefers to dream of effortless success and his native island's lushness. Eventually, in this coming-of-age story, Selina must forge her own identity, sexuality, and sense of values in her new country and reconcile group tradition with individual potential. The new foreword written by highly acclaimed author Danticat examines Selina's passionate quest for wholeness of identity: "When dreams collide rather than merge, forcing both family members and the community to take sides until one type of dreamer is applauded and the other shunned ... a showdown is imminent." With themes of multi-ethnic racism, immigration, loyalty, and loss at the forefront, this powerful and poetic exploration is as relevant today as it was in its debut."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, Paule
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A7223
LC item number
B7 2006
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Contemporary classics by women
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West Indian Americans
  • Young women
  • Domestic fiction
  • Feminist fiction
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Brown girl, brownstones, Paule Marshall ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat ; afterword by Mary Helen Washington
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, 1959
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61879700
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd Feminist Press ed.
Extent
xii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781558614987
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005029191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781558614987
Label
Brown girl, brownstones, Paule Marshall ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat ; afterword by Mary Helen Washington
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, 1959
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61879700
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd Feminist Press ed.
Extent
xii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781558614987
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005029191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781558614987

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