Collana: Melting Pot
Formato: 13 × 20,5
Pagine: 174
Prima edizione: 2004
ISBN: 88-86051-91-3
Prezzo: € 12.91

Lingua originale: inglese
Traduzione: Fissore

L’autrice indaga, attraverso la serie di racconti presentata in questo libro, il disagio dell’uomo e della donna, bianchi e neri, nei diversi contesti culturali delle regioni americane, dove il melting pot di razze e culture si presenta con una complessità ignota all’esperienza europea. Tema unificante è la crisi dei protagonisti maschili che intuiscono confusamente la propria realtà nel confronto sconvolgente con figure femminili epifaniche. Su questi uomini vecchi, giunti vuoti alla fase ultima della loro esistenza, pesano non solo il retaggio di razze che hanno vissuto l’emarginazione, ma anche i grandi mali che affliggono l’uomo moderno.

Paule Marshal was born and raised in New York of Barbadian parents. She begins the story of her writing life with letters she wrote during a yearlong stay in an upstate New York sanitarium, letter so moving that a friend encouraged her to write professionally. As a staff writer for Our Worldmagazine, Marshall traveled widely and contributed short stories and articles to magazines and anthologies. With Brown Girl, Brownstones, Marshall began a body of work that examines the experience of black people in transit—not only from Africa to the Caribbean and the U.S. and Europe, but throughout the Diaspora and emotionally from the New World toward Africa. Marshall’s other novels include Soul Clap Hands and Sing, The Chosen Place, The Timeless People, andPraisesong for the Widow. Her most recent novel, Daughters, moves her geographical setting back and for the between the Caribbean and the United States to suggest the bicultural ties of her protagonist as well as the political strategies affecting both nations. Marshall has received awards including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, She is currently a professor of English and creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University.