Generations: A Memoir by Lucille Clifton

Generations: A Memoir

Lucille Clifton

79 pages first pub 1976 (editions)

nonfiction memoir emotional reflective slow-paced


Buffalo. A father's funeral. Memory. And Lucille Clifton merges her formidable weapons of poetry with the power of her prose, giving us a memoir of stark and profound beauty. Her story focuses on the lives of Caroline, "born among the Dahomey peop...

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reflective 93%
emotional 65%
inspiring 46%
sad 34%
hopeful 28%
informative 15%
challenging 12%
funny 9%
dark 6%
relaxing 6%
adventurous 3%
mysterious 3%
tense 3%


fast 61%
medium 29%
slow 9%

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