The chosen place, the timeless people

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Longman, Sep 21, 1970 - Fiction - 472 pages
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Review: The Chosen Place, The Timeless People

User Review  - Maureen Kentoff - Goodreads

This book was a lot of work, but I love Paule Marshall, and I was determined to get through it. In the end, it was worth it - especially for those who want a richer perspective of the late 20th ... Read full review

Review: The Chosen Place, The Timeless People

User Review  - Jean - Goodreads

I wanted to read this book because I found another of her books, "Praise Song for the Widow," to be powerfully meaningful. I loved reading this book, too. Marshall's descriptions of places and people ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
25
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About the author (1970)

Paule Marshall, 1929 - Novelist Paule Marshall was born on April 9, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Brooklyn College and worked briefly as a librarian before joining Our World magazine in 1953. Marshall's first autobiographical novel "Brown Girl, Brownstones" (1959) is about an American girl of Barbadian parents who travels to their homeland as an adult and was critically acclaimed for its acute rendition of dialogue. "Soul Clap Hands and Sing" (1961) is a collection of four novellas that present four aging men coming to terms with refusing to affirm lasting values. "The Chosen Place, the Timeless People" (1969) takes place on a fictional Caribbean island where a philanthropist attempts to modernize the impoverished and oppressed society. "Praisesong for the Widow" (1983) states her belief that African-Americans need to rediscover their heritage and "Daughters" (1991) tells of a West Indian woman in New York who returns home to assist her father's reelection campaign.

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