Rosa Guy KENNETH L. DONELSON and ALLEEN PACE NILSEN - Essay

KENNETH L. DONELSON and ALLEEN PACE NILSEN

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

The confusion and disagreement regarding sex roles is not just an adult problem that youth does not have to think about. On the contrary, it is probably more important to them than to most adults whose lifestyles and obligations are already so established that all they can comfortably do is play the game out to its conclusion. In light of this, the best of the current writers are presenting honest portrayals of all kinds of relationships and roles and then hoping that young readers can observe and make choices that will best fit their own personalities and needs.

Rosa Guy's trilogy, The Friends, Ruby, and Edith Jackson, exemplifies one of these alternative explorations that would not...

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