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Brass Bed and Other Stories Paperback – February 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Third World Press; 1st edition (February 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883781271
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883781272
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.3 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,798,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This magnificent and totally original book highlights the emotional battles that blacks will recognize from their own lives in a racist society. As she offers glimpses in her stories of her personal experiences, like her family's migration from south to north, she sends the message that unless you have self-knowledge others can make you become what they desire you to be. She also reminds us that a person without a past is a person without an identity. The richness of this black writer's prose weaves a delicate thread throughout this appealing collection, which will acquaint its readers not only with life's everyday dilemmas but with distinct experiences within the black community itself. Rec ommended.
- Gayle Leach, Wayne State Univ., Detroit
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Pearl Cleage teaches playwrighting at Spelman College. She is also a cofounder of the literary magazine ""Catalyst"" and writes a column for the ""Atlanta Tribune.""

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By BMAR on March 14, 2005
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Pearl Cleage is a master story teller as is evident in this collection of short stories. She weaves interesting tales that masterfully explore the often explored topic of racism. Though an often explored topic, Ms. Cleage handles it with expertise that lends itself to a wonderful product. We see deep into her characters and how their personal self images interweave with interactions with the outside world to form various "shades" of racism and self perception.

This is a short collection...but oh so sweet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Teece on July 5, 2006
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Pearl Cleage is a WONDERFUL storyteller. Her short stories

here echo the warm, authentic voice readers of her novels

have come to know and love.
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As a fan of her writing, I was prepared to read a collection of short fiction stories but was pleasantly surprised to find that The Brass Bed and Other Stories is an insight into the author's life and mind. And as a baby boomer, like Ms. Cleage, I was totally captivated by her musings, insightful remembrances of famous blacks, and her own experiences. It was sensitive, lyrical, yet quite compelling.
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