IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

Third Girl from the Left de Martha Southgate
S'està carregant…

Third Girl from the Left (edició 2005)

de Martha Southgate

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses
1203175,583 (4.15)No n'hi ha cap
This enormously entertaining yet serious novel tells a story of African-American women struggling against all odds to express what lies deepest in their hearts. Like Michael Chabon"s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay or E. L. Doctorow"s Ragtime, it ranges freely through time, fact, and fiction to weave an enthralling story about history and art and their place in the lives of three women. "My mother believed in the power of movies and the people in them to change a life, to change her life." So explains Tamara, daughter of Angela, granddaughter of Mildred -- the three women whose lives are portrayed in stunning detail in this ambitious novel spanning three generations of one family. Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1970 is not a place a smart black girl wants to linger. For Angela, twenty years old and beautiful, the stifling conformity is unbearable. She heads to Los Angeles just as blaxploitation movies are pouring money into the studios and lands a few bit parts before an unplanned pregnancy derails her plans for stardom. Angela leaves Tulsa following a bitter fight, the distance between them grows into a breach that remains for years. For Mildred, movies have always been a blessed diversion in a life marked by the legacy of the 1921 Tulsa race riots. But after Angela leaves Tulsa following a bitter fight, the distance between them grows into a breach that remains for years. It falls to Tamara, a budding documentarian -- raised in LA by Angela as though they have no family, no history -- to help mother and grandmother confront all that has been silenced and left unsaid in their lives.A bold, beautifully written, and deeply involving novel, Third Girl from the Left deftly examines the pull of the movies, the power of desire, and the bonds of family in a quintessentially American story.… (més)
Membre:aleshel
Títol:Third Girl from the Left
Autors:Martha Southgate
Informació:Houghton Mifflin (2005), Hardcover, 288 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:Fiction, African American Literature, Novel,

Detalls de l'obra

Third Girl from the Left de Martha Southgate

No n'hi ha cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

Es mostren totes 3
probably between 3.75 and 4 stars. this was unusual (in a good way) in the telling of the story. she starts out in present day and then goes backwards in time, following 3 generations of women in this family, until she jumps back to the present again. i really enjoyed angela's story, and then mildred's story. it took me longer to get into tamara's story - partly i think it's because this was sometimes told in first person whereas i think the rest of the book was in third person - but once i did, i was in.

this in spite of having never seen even one of the many, many movies mentioned in this book (oh! not true! citizen cane was mentioned in passing and i have seen most of that one.) or known of the actors talked about. it was an interesting look into los angeles culture and what it was like to try to make it in the movies. but more than that it was so nice to read a book full of women of color (flawed though they are), strong in their own ways (again, flawed as they were), and i was especially pleasantly surprised to find a queer element to it.

this is well-written, but nothing super lyrical, until she hits you with a sentence that just makes you sit back and savor it for a minute. i was moved by so many different things in reading this book.

quote from wilt chamberlain: "Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing." ( )
  overlycriticalelisa | Jan 26, 2018 |
The lives of three generations, mother, daughter, and granddaughter, spans from Tulsa, OK., to Los Angeles to New York. Despite the differences and the miles between them, movies are the one thing that allows them to change and shape their lives. Grandmother Mildred embraces the movies as a way to escape the memories of the race riot that killed her mother. The movies also lead her into a secret life that isn't revealed until the end of the book. Movies lead daughter Angela to leave stifling Tulsa, OK and become the "third girl on the left" in blaxploitation films. Granddaughter Tamara uses film to tell the stories of their lives.

Beautifully written, "Third Girl On the Left" contain richly developed characters. Despite their strained relationships, the author shows us how each of the three women share the need to break with tradition and express their deepest desires. ( )
  aleshel | Feb 28, 2009 |
This novel is about three generations of women. All three of these African American women love films. Angela grows up in Tulsa Oklahoma with a very private mother. She eventually moves to California to pursue acting but gets caught up in the "black exploitation" films of the 1970s. Angela ends up having a daughter who marvels at the passion her mother had for becoming a famous actor but never accomplished.
This story is not only about black films, but it about the relationships between mothers and daughters. Highly recommended. ( )
  vfbynoe | Aug 22, 2006 |
Es mostren totes 3
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

No n'hi ha cap

This enormously entertaining yet serious novel tells a story of African-American women struggling against all odds to express what lies deepest in their hearts. Like Michael Chabon"s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay or E. L. Doctorow"s Ragtime, it ranges freely through time, fact, and fiction to weave an enthralling story about history and art and their place in the lives of three women. "My mother believed in the power of movies and the people in them to change a life, to change her life." So explains Tamara, daughter of Angela, granddaughter of Mildred -- the three women whose lives are portrayed in stunning detail in this ambitious novel spanning three generations of one family. Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1970 is not a place a smart black girl wants to linger. For Angela, twenty years old and beautiful, the stifling conformity is unbearable. She heads to Los Angeles just as blaxploitation movies are pouring money into the studios and lands a few bit parts before an unplanned pregnancy derails her plans for stardom. Angela leaves Tulsa following a bitter fight, the distance between them grows into a breach that remains for years. For Mildred, movies have always been a blessed diversion in a life marked by the legacy of the 1921 Tulsa race riots. But after Angela leaves Tulsa following a bitter fight, the distance between them grows into a breach that remains for years. It falls to Tamara, a budding documentarian -- raised in LA by Angela as though they have no family, no history -- to help mother and grandmother confront all that has been silenced and left unsaid in their lives.A bold, beautifully written, and deeply involving novel, Third Girl from the Left deftly examines the pull of the movies, the power of desire, and the bonds of family in a quintessentially American story.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.15)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 5
3.5 1
4 5
4.5
5 11

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 157,981,803 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible