Paule Marshall Essays
Maternal Problematic: The Painful Struggle for Individuality in Three Novels
Brown Girl, Brownstones
All human beings spend the first nine months of their lives in their motherâs womb. From the moment of birth, we wrestle with the notion of âmother:â? we love this woman and feel intense connections to her, and yet we inevitably need to separate...
Ethnicity and the Other in Marshall and Phillips
The Chosen Place, the Timeless People
If a novel is indeed grounded in a vision of the world, how do authors who find themselves essentially "groundless", caught in a web of shifting homes, cultural allegiances, and ethnic identities find their unique vision? Paule Marshall and Caryl...