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by Colleen McElroy

eBook Driving Under the Cardboard Pines: And Other Stories ePub
Author: Colleen McElroy
Language: English
ISBN: 0887390730
ISBN13: 978-0887390739
Publisher: Creative Arts Book Co; First Edition edition (July 1, 1990)
Pages: 224
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 970
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ePub file: 1555 kb
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Remember those air-freshening cardboard pines that spun from dashboard lighters? Reading McElroy's stories is like experiencing thousands of scents at once, one triggers the next, just as history sets the intertwined narratives spinning.

Remember those air-freshening cardboard pines that spun from dashboard lighters? Reading McElroy's stories is like experiencing thousands of scents at once, one triggers the next, just as history sets the intertwined narratives spinning.

McElroy combines her talents as English professor (Univ. McElroy is the author of two works of fiction, Jesus ad Fat Tuesday and Driving Under the Cardboard Pines. of Washington) and creative writer in this collection of stories from Madagascar. Interwoven with the 28 folktales and actually comprising the. She is a professor of English at the University of Washington and lives in Seattle. Библиографические данные. Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar Samuel and Althea Stroum Books.

Her other books of poetry are: Lie and Say You Love Me, Winters Without Snow, and Music from Home: Selected .

Her other books of poetry are: Lie and Say You Love Me, Winters Without Snow, and Music from Home: Selected Poems.

by Bethany Reid Colleen J. McElroy (born October 30, 1935) is an African-American poet . Driving Under the Cardboard Pines, and other stories. Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts, 1990. McElroy (born October 30, 1935) is an African-American poet, prose writer and academic, who has also worked as a speech pathologist. In 2012 McElroy’s 15th book, her ninth book of poetry, Here I Throw Down My Heart, was released by University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 978-0-88739-073-9.

She co-wrote a play, In the Wild Gardens of the Loup Garou, with Ishmael Reed, and she was the first black female full professor at the University of Washington, where she currently teaches in the English department, alongside Charles Jobnson.

Colleen McElroy, one of the country’s most versatile writers, scores large with this book about her adventures among the storytellers of Madagascar. Her characters and scenes are as fabulous as those found in a novel. ―Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo. McElroy the poet is indeed obvious in every line of this work as she brilliantly develops characters, relates adventures, and captures the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feel of every area of her travels. ―Daryl Cumber Dance, author of Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women’s Humor.

And embedded in it are these very singular enclosures.

A card-board box was inside, which was lled with coarse salt. On emptying this, Miss Cush-ing was horried to nd two human ears, apparently quite freshly severed. The box had been sent by parcel post from Belfast upon the morning before. And embedded in it are these very singular enclosures. He took out the two ears as he spoke, and laying a board across his knee he examined them minutely, while Lestrade and I, bending forward on each side of him, glanced alternately at these dreadful relics and at the thoughtful, eager face of our companion.

Elroy’s standing in the middle with one arm around a woman, the other . McElroy takes another swig off of his bottle, the knife point pushing at my side. I don’t believe this.

Elroy’s standing in the middle with one arm around a woman, the other resting on the shoulder of a boy who looks to be around fifteen or sixteen. They are all dressed up. The woman is in a light-colored dress with some kind of flower pinned above her breasts, and McElroy and the boy are wearing dark jackets and pants with black ties and white shirts. Crusty piles of snow line both sides of Tenth Avenue; they glitter under the streetlight, and I yawn and think of my electric blanket and bed. In the back alley Wilson’s motorcycle leans against the building in front of my Monte Carlo.

Remember those air-freshening cardboard pines that spun from dashboard lighters? Reading McElroy's stories is like experiencing thousands of scents at once, one triggers the next, just as history sets the intertwined narratives spinning. The prose is poetic and insightful, gathering around you in the same way the scent of cardboard pines sold by Blind Bertie permeate the world of the 1960s.
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