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Triangular Road

A Memoir

Paule Marshall

Paperback

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Hardcover (3/1/2009)

Description

In Triangular Road, famed novelist Paule Marshall tells the story of her years as a fledgling young writer in the 1960s. A memoir of self-discovery, it also offers an affectionate tribute to the inimitable Langston Hughes, who entered Marshall's life during a crucial phase and introduced her to the world of European letters during a whirlwind tour of the continent funded by the State Department. In the course of her journeys to Europe, Barbados, and eventually Africa, Marshall comes to comprehend the historical enormity of the African diaspora, an understanding that fortifies her sense of purpose as a writer.

In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Paule Marshall offers an indelible portrait of a young black woman coming of age as a novelist in a literary world dominated by white men.


Praise For Triangular Road: A Memoir

The Caribbean Review of Books
“A tersely elegant memoir.”

Civitas Books, 9780465019229, 176pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2010



About the Author

Paule Marshall is the author of Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959); Daughters (1992); and The Fisher King (2001). A MacArthur Fellow and winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, in 2009 she received the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.