In the palette of colors, blue is neither too light nor too dark, which is similar to the way brownness
functions in this scene.
I love you for your brownness
, And the rounded darkness of your breast, I love you for the breaking sadness in your voice And shadows where your wayward eyelids rest.
I then move on to argue that morenidade (brownness
Leaves with excessive brownness
and/or stagnant water were avoided.
Whiteness, blackness, brownness
, yellowness, redness were the indelible markers for the first race anatomists: they remain so.
(39) Race and her longing for her mother are tied up in her sexual desire as Walker recalls longing for brownness
. While Walker spends a great deal of time teasing out the nuances of her relationships with male sexual partners, she says little about her adult relationships with women, despite the fact that when Black, White, and Jewish was published she was co-parenting a son with singer Meshell Ndegeocello.
He combines a little quiet comedy at the inability of the "square and sensible" (1) woman who owns the cottage where he stays to understand his need for brown paper on which to draw with self-mockery at his own requirements, which he expresses with aesthetic preciosity: "I then tried to explain the rather delicate logical shade, that I not only liked brown paper, but liked the quality of brownness
in paper, just as I liked the quality of brownness
in October woods, or in beer, or in the peat-streams of the North" (2).
While Rodriguez's books are not religious conversion narratives, they are conversion narratives in a broad sense because they chart not only Rodriguez's assimilation or conversion to Americanness through language and education but also his fascination with America as a nation always undergoing conversion to brownness
. Raymund A.
"Consumers are [telling] us, 'Give me more in a toaster, more control, more choices in brownness
,' "Schober said.
Throughout the novel, Oscar is obsessed with his skin color and weight: he grows up a fat, dark Mexican; his description stresses his Indian features such as his nose, the brownness
of his skin, and his "large peasant hands" (Acosta 1989, 11), representing himself as an urban pelado (Octavio Paz's Mexican peasant): "I'm an innocent brown-eyed child of the sun," Oscar declares (54).
The most important instance of this new inclusion is the priest of the temple of Amen, a man of a "natural brownness
The implication is that somehow I am different from the rest of the Muslims, that they are all immoderate fanatics, and that I, in my sweet brownness
, have somehow met the level of acceptability.