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March 31, 1991 | Ellen Goodman Lorene Cary, Goodman is a syndicated columnist at the Boston Globe ; her latest book is "Making Sense" (Atlantic Monthly Press).
These are days that often seem marked by retreat from a belief in integration. Our country, which once thought of itself as a melting pot, now talks about being a stew, a salad, even a stir-fry. The hope of becoming one America seems to have lost its grip on our psyches. Diversity is now the politically correct term used to describe the revised goals of a multieverything society. But even political correctness isn't as correct as it once was.
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April 17, 1991 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer Lorene Cary lives with an interior critic. She envisions her "Watcher at the Gate," as she calls it, as a spectral entity that resides in the basement of her three-story Philadelphia home "like the mother in 'Psyc" This Watcher wafts up to her makeshift suite of work rooms on the third floor cackling criticism. It is the voice that cries warnings when Cary writes whatever she feels inside; it urges her toward adherence to other peoples' expectations of the work of a black woman writer.
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April 17, 1991 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer Lorene Cary lives with an interior critic. She envisions her "Watcher at the Gate," as she calls it, as a spectral entity that resides in the basement of her three-story Philadelphia home "like the mother in 'Psyc" This Watcher wafts up to her makeshift suite of work rooms on the third floor cackling criticism. It is the voice that cries warnings when Cary writes whatever she feels inside; it urges her toward adherence to other peoples' expectations of the work of a black woman writer.
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July 31, 1994 | D.T. Max, D.T. Max is book editor of the New York Observer
Pulitzer Prize-winner Shirley Ann Grau's ninth work of fiction begins promisingly as a sweeping social novel in the no-longer-fashionable fashion of John Steinbeck: "In 1934 this is the way it was.
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March 31, 1991 | Ellen Goodman Lorene Cary, Goodman is a syndicated columnist at the Boston Globe ; her latest book is "Making Sense" (Atlantic Monthly Press).
These are days that often seem marked by retreat from a belief in integration. Our country, which once thought of itself as a melting pot, now talks about being a stew, a salad, even a stir-fry. The hope of becoming one America seems to have lost its grip on our psyches. Diversity is now the politically correct term used to describe the revised goals of a multieverything society. But even political correctness isn't as correct as it once was.
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