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Brent Staples

Born: Chester, Pennsylvania
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Brent Staples on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Parallel time :
ISBN: 1524747483 OCLC: 623126509

Pantheon Books, New York : ©1994.

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.