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James McBride amerikai

1957. szeptember 11. (Brooklyn, New York, Egyesült Államok) –

Tudástár · 3 kapcsolódó alkotó · 3 film

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Képek 3

Könyvei 6

James McBride: A víz színe
James McBride: King Kong diakónus
James McBride: The Color of Water
James McBride: Deacon King Kong
James McBride: The Good Lord Bird
James McBride: Five-Carat Soul

Népszerű idézetek

utazó>!

Apám szélütést kapott. Tizennégy éves voltam, fogalmam sem volt, mi az. Azt hittem, a naptól lehet kapni.

101.

James McBride: A víz színe Egy fekete férfi tisztelgése fehér édesanyja előtt

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: szélütés
Koradett>!

I was so so sorry, deep in my heart I was sorry, but all your „sorrys” are gone when a person dies. She was gone. Gone. That's why you have to say all your „sorrys” and „I love yous” while a person is living, because tomorrow isn't promised.

21. fejezet, A Bird Who Flies

James McBride: The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

sweetbrownie21>!

A gyermeknevelés aprómunkája a mamira maradt. Ha kellett, sebész volt (- Tegyetek a sebre jódot), hadügyminiszter (- Ha valaki megüt, vágd szét a fejét!), hitbéli ügyek szakértője (- Első gondolatod Isten legyen!), pszichológus (- Ne is gondolj rá!), pénzügyi tanácsadó (- Mit ér a pénz, ha a fejed üres?). Viszont nem érdekelték a bőrszínnel és az identitással összefüggő dolgok.

17-18. oldal

James McBride: A víz színe Egy fekete férfi tisztelgése fehér édesanyja előtt

Koradett>!

„When I die,” she said, „don't bury me in New Jersey. Who wants to be buried in Jersey?”
[…]
I said, „We'll bury you in Virginia, next to your second husband.”
„Oh no. Don't bury me in Virginia. I ran away from Virginia. I don't want to go back there.”
„How about North Carolina? We'll bury you where your first husband is.”
„No way. I spent all my life running from the South. Don't put me in the South.”
„Okay. New York,” I said. „You lived there forty years. You still love New York.”
„Too crowded,” she sniffed. „They bury them three deep in New York. I don't want to be smushed up under somebody when I'm buried.”
„Where should we bury you then?”
[…] „Who cares? This is nonsense. […] Bury me here, bury me there, what are you trying to do, kill me? […]”

25. fejezet, Finding Ruthie

James McBride: The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

Koradett>!

To the very end, Mommy is a flying compilation of competing interests and conflicts, a black woman in white skin, with black children and a white woman's physical problem.

25. fejezet, Finding Ruthie

James McBride: The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

Koradett>!

I always remembered that, and I think that's why I'm claustrophobic today, because I didn't know what death was. You know my family didn't talk of death. You weren't allowed to say the word. The old-time Jews, they's spit on the floor when they said the word „death” in Yiddish. […]
That's why I tell y'all to make sure I'm dead when I die. Kick me and pinch me and make sure I'm gone, because the thought of being buried alive, lying there all smushed up and smothered and surrounded by dead people and I'm still alive, Lord, that scares me to death.

3. fejezet, Kosher

James McBride: The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

Koradett>!

„Am I black or white?”
„You're a human being,” she snapped. „Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!”
„Will I be a black nobody or just a nobody?”
„If you're a nobody,” she said dryly, „it doesn't matter what color you are.”

10. fejezet, School

James McBride: The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

Koradett>!

„Oh boy… God's not black. He's not white. He's a spirit.”
„Does he like black or white people better?”
„He loves all people. He's a spirit.”
„What's a spirit?”
„A spirit's a spirit.”
„What color is God's spirit?”
„It doesn't have a color,” she said. „God is the color of water. Water doesn't have a color.”

6. fejezet, The New Testament

James McBride: The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother