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Gloria Naylor : strategy and technique, magic and myth

Author: Shirley A Stave
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gloria Naylor.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2001
(OCoLC)606409835
Named Person: Gloria Naylor; Gloria Naylor; Gloria Naylor; Gloria Naylor; Gloria Naylor; Gloria Naylor
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley A Stave
ISBN: 0874137055 9780874137057
OCLC Number: 43836516
Description: 200 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Shirley A. Stave. --
Hope from the ashes : Naylor, Faulkner, and the signifyin(g) tradition / Mark Simpson-Vos. --
Divergent Paths to the South : echoes of Cane in Mama Day / Anissa J. Wardi. --
Serving the second sun : the men in Gloria Naylor's Mama Day / R. Mark Hall. --
Re-writing sacred texts : Gloria Naylor's revisionary theology / Shirley A. Stave. --
The Maternal Aesthetic of Mama Day / Julie Tharp. --
Talking in metaphors : language, knowledge, and "Signifyin(g)" in Gloria Naylor's Mama Day / Carol Howard. --
This mumbo-jumbo : magic and vocabularies in Gloria Naylor's Mama Day / Johnny Lorenz. --
Return to sender : correspondence(s) in Gloria Naylor's Mama Day / Kerry Regan. --
Toward a literacy of empathy : inhabiting Gloria Naylor's Bailey's Cafe / Carol Bender and Roseanne Hoefel.
Responsibility: edited by Shirley A. Stave.

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