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Naylor, Gloria

Overview
Works: 166 works in 544 publications in 9 languages and 31,626 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Urban fiction  Interviews  Short stories  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3564.A895, 813.54
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The women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor( Book )

84 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of seven Black women living in an urban ghetto evoke the energy, brutality, compassion, and desolation of modern Black America
Mama Day by Gloria Naylor( Book )

56 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mama Day uses her ancient knowledge of herbal medicine and pits herself in mortal combat with dark forces that threaten the body and soul of her niece, Cocoa
Bailey's Café by Gloria Naylor( Book )

47 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Bailey's Cafe and the various women who patronize it
Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once people get to Linden Hills, the quest continues, more subtle, but equally fierce; the goal is a house on Tupelo Drive, the epitome of achievement and visible success. No one notices that the property on Tupelo Drive goes back on sale quickly; no one questions why there are always vacancies at Linden Hills."--Page 4 of cover
Children of the night : the best short stories by Black writers, 1967 to the present( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-seven stories on the black experience. They range from Ralph Ellison's Backwacking, A Plea to the Senator, which is a satire on racism, to Sherley Anne William's Meditation on History, the story of a slave uprising, to Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson, on a poor girl's visit to a toy shop for the rich
The women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor( )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the stories of these African-American women
Gloria Naylor by Gloria Naylor( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Gloria Naylor. Therein, Naylor discusses the influence of other black women writers on herself, growing up in the South, her early involvement with religion, learning to articulate one's experience, writing in different voices, and writing to explore one's beliefs
1996 by Gloria Naylor( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a crotchety neighbor has a brother who is an official with the National Security Agency, the author finds a neighborly feud can become serious. This work has been described as a fictionalized memoir. There is an addendum of an essay and bibliography which provides the real life basis for the story's warning about government surveillance, mind control and electromagnetic weapons development. As the saying goes "You aren't paranoid, if they really are out to get you". Is this a conspiracy theory gone wild or the sighting of the tip of a real iceberg in our future
Selected from the women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In black & white( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with African American writers
Bailey's cafe by Gloria Naylor( Recording )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Bailey's Cafe, the most mythically real diner you've ever walked into. Presided over by Bailey and his helpmate, Nadine, it is a magnet that draws a wide variety of people of 1948, each with a story to tell
The women of Brewster Place by Joyce Baucom( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life
The men of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor( Recording )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The men of Brewster Place include Brother Jerome, Basil, Eugene, and Ben
Mama Day by Gloria Naylor( Recording )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elderly matriarch of a small island off the southeast coast of the United States attempts to judiciously use herbal medicine and her "magical powers" to "save" her beloved great-niece, Cocoa
Gloria Naylor reads The women of Brewster Place and Mama Day (excerpts) by Gloria Naylor( Recording )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Gloria Naylor reading excerpts from two of her novels
In black and white : conversations with African American writers by Barbara Christian( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six interviews with prominent 20th century African American authors
Les femmes de Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor( Book )

6 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Book Award" du premier roman en 1983, ce récit primé raconte la vie quotidienne d'un ghetto noir américain. La description réaliste et la caractérisation très évocatrice en font une oeuvre quasi documentaire
The Best short stories by Black writers 1899-1967 ; Children of the night : the best short stories by Black writers 1967-1995( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American essays of the century( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve unabridged essays featuring a wide variety of contemporary writers reading classics of the genre, along with authors reading their own work
In black and white. conversations with African American writers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria Naylor explains her exploration across the social spectrum of what it means to be Black in America in The Women of Brewster Place and Mama Day. Toni Morrison explains her view of why "American literature is incoherent without the contribution of African American writers." Alice Walker explains the "womanist" perspective that informs her novels including the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple
 
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Bailey's Café
Alternative Names
Gloria Naylor American writer

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Gloria Naylor amerikai regényíró

Gloria Naylor écrivaine américaine

Gloria Naylor escritora estadounidense

Naylor, Gloria 1950-

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Languages
English (324)

French (10)

German (9)

Danish (8)

Swedish (7)

Spanish (6)

Dutch (5)

Italian (3)

Finnish (2)

Covers
Mama DayBailey's CaféLinden HillsChildren of the night : the best short stories by Black writers, 1967 to the present1996Bailey's cafeThe women of Brewster PlaceThe men of Brewster Place