Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Keeping tabs on Paule Marshall in LINKcat

Source:  LINKcat

LINKcat public libraries

Copies of "Daughters" and "Praisesong for the widow" on the fiction shelves at Madison Central.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Paule Marshall, Influential Black Novelist, Dies at 90.  (The New York Times, 8/16/2019)
Through five novels and several collections of short stories and novellas, Ms. Marshall (whose first name is pronounced “Paul”) created strong female characters, evoked the linguistic rhythms of Barbadian speech, and forged an early link between the African-American and Caribbean literary canons. 
Evelyn Hawthorne, an English professor at Howard University, described Ms. Marshall in the journal The Black Scholar in 2000 as “the critical bridge” between earlier black female writers like Zora Neale Hurston and Gwendolyn Brooks and the next wave of African-American and Caribbean writers like Toni Morrison (who died this month), Maya Angelou and Jamaica Kincaid.

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