Maud Martha: A Novel by Gwendolyn Brooks
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Chicago. First Third World Press Edition. 1993. Inscribed. Softcover. Book Condition: Fine with slight discoloration on cover. 180pp.
This collection of prose poems stand as the only "novel" published by Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000), in which she artfully composes a dynamic series of vignettes to portray the story of a black girl growing up in 1940's Chicago. Brooks' distinctive writing makes a so-called ordinary life kaleidoscopic, showing how a girl's imagination can make beauty and meaning from the everyday people, events, and dramas that turn into chronicles that make up a life. Inscribed by the author (c. 1994).