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The Works of Gloria Naylor Chapter Summary
Discover how to analyze and interpret various works by the American novelist Gloria Naylor using these easy-to-follow and engaging lessons. You'll explore texts such as:
- The Women of Brewster Place
- Mama Day
- Bailey's Cafe
You'll look at the synopses of these works, as well as their major themes and use of literary devices. All the lessons can be used to supplement our existing full-length literature courses, a list of which you can find below.
How to Use this Chapter
These lessons are delivered by accredited instructors who offer unique insight into Naylor's works and help you to absorb the information effectively and easily. Whether you're writing a term paper, studying for an exam, or simply looking to find out more about African American authors, this chapter is designed to make the learning process as straightforward and enjoyable as possible. Don't forget to use the extra features like the short self-assessment quizzes to maximize your retention.
Want to find out more about related topics? Check out our other literature courses, including:
- English 101: English Literature
- English 102: American Literature
- English 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
- English 301: Non-Western Literature
- English 310: Short Stories
- World Literature & Authors
- Survey of World Literature
Take a look at these courses to expand your literary knowledge and/or earn some extra college credit.
1. The Women of Brewster Place: Summary & Quotes
Learn about the fictional novel ''The Women of Brewster Place'', which was written by Gloria Naylor in 1982. Also, read about the novel's multiple adaptations within popular culture.
2. Mama Day by Gloria Naylor: Summary & Analysis
Mama Day, a novel by Gloria Naylor, tells the story of a woman with the gift of second sight who sacrifices having her own life to help others. Meet Mama Day and the colorful characters that people this touching and poignant novel.
3. Bailey's Cafe Book Summary
Learn about ''Bailey's Cafe'' a novel that was written by Gloria Naylor in 1992. Also, read about the novel's main characters and genre categorization.
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