A Novel in Seven Stories. Paperback reprint, New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanich,
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Almost all of the characters are transplanted from their home community in the South to the unnamed northern city that is the context for this novel. Although she was raised to respect and love the classics of English literature, Naylor was acutely aware of the fact that missing from the narratives of Faulkner, Dickens, Baldwin, and Ellison were the stories that reflected her own experiences as an African-American woman.
Before she could break from the tradition in which she had been raised, however, she needed a model through which she could begin to filter her own narratives. Around the same time that Naylor began to write fiction, Toni Morrison published her first novel, The Bluest Eye The novel was well-received by critics and authors alike for its lyrical prose style and its frank yet hopeful portrayal of an African-American community struggling to survive in a depressed landscape.
In The Women of Brewster Place, Naylor draws on many ideas critical to her own personal and intellectual development, including class, gender, sexuality, and general reflections on the African-American experience in the United States, from the legacy of the Civil Rights Era to the importance of faith and religion.
The spiritual and moral concern that Naylor brought to her first novel are recast onto a different strata of African-Americans.GroupFight/Kickトラック構成 Jul15から／Fight 海外ではJul15からGroupFightに名称とトラック一部変更。日本ではJan16から名称変更。.
Mama Day is a novel that explores the concept of reality through a mystical world. It is a romantic tale of the love between the two main characters, Cocoa and George, and their journey to finding love and experiencing adventures together.
Mama Day is a novel by Gloria Naylor, the American Book Award-winning author of The Women of Brewster Place. This novel follows the lives of Miranda (Mama) Day and her family. Mama Day is told in both third person (Mama Day’s story) and in the first person, in a dialogue between Mama Day’s grandniece Ophelia (Cocoa) Day, and her husband.
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Gloria Naylor has written several original and absorbing novels, among them The Women of Brewster Place: A Novel in Seven Stories (which won the American Book award for best first writing in ), Linden Hills, and Mama Day.