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Naylor, Gloria

Overview
Works: 171 works in 557 publications in 9 languages and 31,620 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Urban fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Drama  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: PS3564.A895, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gloria Naylor
The women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor( Book )

87 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,626 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 2,884 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 )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,523 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 1,880 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 1,366 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 Meditations 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( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the stories of these African-American women
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 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In black & white( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with African American writers
The women of Brewster Place by Joyce Baucom( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping drama about a group of strong-willed women living in the rundown housing project of Brewster Place, a street overflowing with tales of courage and anguish
Bailey's cafe by Gloria Naylor( Recording )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Bailey's Cafe, the most mythically real eating place you've ever walked into. The restaurant is a magnet that draws a variety of outcasts, each with a story to tell. One would call them misfits all, but in the magical aura of Bailey's Cafe as a new year approaches, each becomes a universal creature of biblical stature
The men of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 115 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 109 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 49 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
Conversations with Gloria Naylor by Gloria Naylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fiction of Gloria Naylor : houses and spaces of resistance by Maxine Lavon Montgomery( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Fiction of Gloria Naylor is one of the very first critical studies of this acclaimed writer. Including an insightful interview with Naylor and focusing on her first four novels, the book situates various acts of insurgency throughout her work within a larger framework of African American opposition to hegemonic authority. But what truly distinguishes this volume is its engagement with African American vernacular forms and twentieth-century political movements. In her provocative analysis, Maxine Lavon Montgomery argues that Naylor constantly attempts to reconfigure the home and homespace to be more conducive to black self-actualization, thus providing a stark contrast to a dominant white patriarchy evident in a broader public sphere. Employing a postcolonial and feminist theoretical framework to analyze Naylor's evolving body of work, Montgomery pays particular attention to black slave historiography, tales of conjure, trickster lore, and oral devices involving masking, word play, and code-switching -- the vernacular strategies that have catapulted Naylor to the vanguard of contemporary African American letters. Montgomery argues for the existence of home as a place that is not exclusively architectural or geographic in nature. She posits that in Naylor's writings home exists as an intermediate space embedded in cultural memory and encoded in the vernacular. Home closely resembles a highly symbolic, signifying system bound with vexed issues of racial sovereignty as well as literary authority. Through a re-inscription of the subversive, frequently clandestine acts of resistance on the part of the border subject -- those outside the dominant culture -- Naylor recasts space in such a way as to undermine reader expectation and destabilize established models of dominance, influence, and control. Thoroughly researched and sophisticated in its approach, The Fiction of Gloria Naylor will be essential reading for scholars and students of African American, American, and Africana Literary and Cultural studies."--Publisher
 
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Alternative Names
Gloria Naylor American writer

Gloria Naylor Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Gloria Naylor amerikai regényíró

Gloria Naylor écrivaine américaine

Gloria Naylor escritora estadounidense

Naylor, Gloria 1950-

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Languages
English (300)

French (10)

German (9)

Danish (7)

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 present1996The women of Brewster PlaceBailey's cafeThe men of Brewster Place