Maud Martha: Gwendolyn Brooks

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Maud Martha Brown is a little girl growing up on the South Side of 1940s Chicago. Amidst the crumbling taverns and overgrown yards, she dreams: of New York, romance, her future. She admires dandelions, learns to drink coffee, falls in love, decorates her kitchenette, visits the Jungly Hovel, guts a chicken, buys hats, gives birth. But her lighter-skinned husband has dreams too: of the Foxy Cats Club, other women, war. And the ‘scraps of baffled hate’ – a certain word from a saleswoman; that visit to the cinema; the cruelty of a department store Santa Claus – are always there. Written in 1953 but never published in Britain, ‘Maud Martha’ is a poetic collage of happenings that forms an extraordinary portrait of an ordinary life: one lived with wisdom, humour, protest, rage, dignity, and joy.

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Description

Author Gwendolyn Brooks Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 9780571373253 EAN 9780571373253 Bic Code Cover Paperback

Additional information

Weight 0.128 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

240

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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