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Novelist Paule Marshall tells the story of her years as a fledgling young writer in the 1960s. This memoir of self-discovery also offers an affectionate tribute to 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.--From publisher description.
Homage to Mr. Hughes -- I've known rivers : the James River -- I've known seas : the Caribbean Sea -- Barbados, part I -- Barbados, part II -- Grenada, 1962 -- I've known oceans : the Atlantic.
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Print version: Marshall, Paule, 1929- Triangular road. New York : BasicCivitas Books, c2009 0465013597 (DLC) 2008036671 (OCoLC)244177315
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