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Corregidora

(1975)
A novel by

 
 
The new edition of an American masterpiece, this is the harrowing story of Ursa Corregidora, a blues singer in the early 20th century forced to confront the inherited trauma of slavery.

A literary classic that remains vital to our understanding of the past, Corregidora is Gayl Jones's powerful debut novel, examining womanhood, sexuality, and the psychological residue of slavery. Jones masterfully tells the story of Ursa, a Kentucky blues singer, who, in the wake of a tragic loss, confronts her maternal history and the legacy of Corregidora, the Portuguese slave master who fathered both her mother and grandmother.

Consumed and haunted by her hatred of the man who irrevocably shaped her life and the lives of her family, Ursa Corregidora must come to terms with a past that is never too distant from the present.

Selected and first edited by Toni Morrison, it is "the most brutally honest and painful revelation of what has occurred, and is occurring, in the souls of Black men and women," (James Baldwin) and "a tale as American as Mount Rushmore and as murky as the Florida swamps." (Maya Angelou).

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for Gayl Jones's Corregidora

Hardback Editions

September 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Corregidora
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 0-948491-36-1 / 978-0-948491-36-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Camden Press
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1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: Corregidora
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 0-394-49323-0 / 978-0-394-49323-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Corregidora (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 0-349-01214-8 / 978-0-349-01214-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Corregidora (Celebrating Black Women Writers)
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 0-8070-6109-3 / 978-0-8070-6109-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Beacon Press
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Corregidora (Five Star)
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 1-85242-722-1 / 978-1-85242-722-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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February 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: Corregidora
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 1-85242-207-6 / 978-1-85242-207-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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November 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Corregidora
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 0-948491-43-4 / 978-0-948491-43-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Camden Press
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February 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Corregidora
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 0-8070-6315-0 / 978-0-8070-6315-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Beacon Press
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Corregidora
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 1-974936-65-1 / 978-1-974936-65-6
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Corregidora
Author(s): Gayl Jones
ISBN: 1-974936-66-X / 978-1-974936-66-3
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Corregidora
Author(s): Gayl Jones
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Corregidora
Author(s): Gayl Jones
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Corregidora (Celebrating Black Women Writers Book 1)
Author(s): Gayl Jones
Publisher: Beacon Press
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January 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Corregidora (Virago Modern Classics Book 785)
Author(s): Gayl Jones
Publisher: Virago
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February 1987 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Corregidora (Bluestreak Book 1)
Author(s): Gayl Jones
Publisher: Beacon Press
Availability: Amazon CA