Maud Martha available in Paperback
September 2003 marked the 50th anniversary of Maud Martha, the only novel published by esteemed poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Initially entitled "American Family Brown" the work would eventually come to symbolize some of Brooks' most provocative writing. In a novel that captures the essence of Black life, Brooks recognizes the beauty and strength that lies within each of us.
|Publisher:||Third World Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African American to win the Pulitzer prize (1950), and she was the poetry consultant for the Library of Congress and the Poet Laureate of Illinois.
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Acts of coherence, imposing upon the lawless surge of life the creative image…a quiet power.
The pauses, the unsaids cause internal bleeding…a new movement and energy, intensity, richness, power of statement and a new stripped, lean, compressed style.
(Toni Cade Bambara, author of Gorilla, My love, The Salteaters, and The Black Woman.)
A style simple and direct…yet rich and deep.
There is no selfpity nor a striving for efforts. She takes hold of reality as it is, and renders it faithfully. The whimper of the wounded, the tiny accidents that plague the lives of the desperately poor. Color prejudice.
I read [Maud Martha] with absolute delight from start to finish, delight in the beautiful structure of the book, delight in the way Maud Martha comes alive as a person caught up in timeless elemental situations.
(Ann Petry, author of The Street and The Narrows)
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