Corregidora

Corregidora

Book - 1986
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"A literary classic that remains vital to our understanding of the past, Corregidora is Gayl Jones's powerful debut novel, examining womanhood, sexuality, and the psychological residue of slavery. Jones masterfully tells the story of Ursa, a Kentucky blues singer, who, in the wake of a tragic loss, confronts her maternal history and the legacy of Corregidora, the Portuguese slave master who fathered both her mother and grandmother. Consumed and haunted by her hatred of the man who irrevocably shaped her life and the lives of her family, Ursa Corregidora must come to terms with a past that is never too distant from the present."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 1986
Copyright Date: ©1975
ISBN: 9780807063156
0807063150
9780807061091
0807061093
Characteristics: 185 pages ; 21 cm

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LPL_KateG Dec 17, 2015

This book is... woof. Intense. Gayl Jones writes in an almost dream-like way, with voices and scenes flowing from one to another. Another reviewer wrote that this novel is a blues song in book form, and I'd agree. Warning: violent and sexual imagery.

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uncommonreader
Oct 27, 2015

A classic novel from the mid-70s and rising black consciousness about the impact of slavery on future generations of women and their relationships with men.

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