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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brent Staples  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Chester, Pennsylvania

-- Brent Staples on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Brent Staples has a doctorate in psychology from the University Of Chicago. He has been a Adjunct Professor of Psychology at colleges in both Pennsylvania and Chicago, 1977-81. He was a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, 1982-83.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brent Staple is currently an editorial writer, specializing in politics and culture, for the New York Times.


Danforth Fellowship for graduate study at University of Chicago, and Anisfield Wolff Book Award for , Parallel Time, Growing up in Black and White.

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Parallel time :
ISBN: 1524747483. OCLC Number: 623126509

Pantheon Books,. .

Parallel Time is an evocative memoir that poses universal questions: Where does the family end and the self begin? What do we owe our families, and what do we owe our dreams for ourselves? What part of the past is a gift and what part a shackle? For Brent Staples there is the added dimension of race: moving from a black world into one largely defined by whites. The oldest son among nine children, Brent grew up in a small industrial town near Philadelphia. First a.