The world of Gwendolyn Brooks. by Gwendolyn Brooks

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GenreLiterary collections.
LC ClassificationsPS3503.R7244 A6 1971
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 426 p.
Number of Pages426
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Open LibraryOL5089232M
ISBN 100060105380
LC Control Number74160646

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Sincerely, Gwendolyn Brooks.” The compilation includes five of Brooks’ best-loved works, among them her early novella, Maud Martha. The rest of this book is composed of four of Brooks’ acclaimed poetry collections A Street in Bronzeville (), Annie Allen (), The Bean Eaters (), and In.

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Gwendolyn Brooks grew up in Chicago in a poor yet stable and loving family. Her father was a janitor who had hoped to become a doctor; her mother a teacher and classically trained pianist.

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However, she grew up in a loving household full of books, attended some of the city's most prestigious integrated schools, and was encouraged to write poetry by her mother.

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The work consists of three parts about an. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, – December 2, ) was an American poet and teacher. She was the first black person (the term she preferred to African-American [1]) to win a Pulitzer prize when she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in for her second collection, Annie Allen.

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Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet whose works deal with the everyday life of urban blacks. She was the first African American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize (), and in she was named the poet laureate of Illinois.

Brooks graduated from Wilson Junior College in Chicago in Her early. Gwendolyn Brooks: Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas in of David and Keziah Brooks.

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