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Dowell, Coleman

Overview
Works: 37 works in 68 publications in 4 languages and 2,351 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Sources  Archives  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Creator, Signer
Classifications: PS3554.O932, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Coleman Dowell, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Coleman Dowell
Island people by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this complex novel, a gay man who has fled the violence of the city for an island retreat spends his time keeping a journal and writing stories. He invents a female alter-ego who haunts him, as does the ghost of the murderer who occupied his house in the 19th-century; ultimately these hauntings are manifestations of his own psychic disintegration
Too much flesh and Jabez by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This hilarious, beautiful 1977 Southern Gothic tells the story of a spinster schoolteacher who decides to write a perverse tale about one of her former students, a Kentucky farmer named Jim, endowing him with unnaturally large genitals. Miss Ethel's tawdry tale of Jim's frustrated relationship with his petite wife takes an unexpected turn with the appearance of a randy teenage boy named Jabez, as intrigued by Jim's too much flesh as his wife is repelled
White on black on white by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel about the collision of race and sex, in which the narrator is a white gay man, who writes the memoirs of a black, straight policeman
The houses of children : collected stories by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mrs. October was here by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the children is crying by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
4 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The houses of children by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The silver swanne by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The grass dies by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blanc sur noir sur blanc : roman by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les maisons des enfants : nouvelles by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trop de chair pour Jabez : roman by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parties ein Roman ; [ein fulminanter Roman aus dem New York der "Roaring Twenties"] by Carl Van Vechten ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noir sur blanc sur noir by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Grenfell Press archive collection] ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Contains material relating to the production of books, broadsides, and printed ephemera bearing the Grenfell Press imprint, as well as other projects designed by the press, founded by Leslie Miller in 1979
Bradford Morrow papers by Bradford Morrow ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Bradford Morrow papers include manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, notebooks and research materials, including books, related to Morrow's novels, poems, essays and other writings, as well as writings by Martine Bellen, Don DeLillo, Patrick McGrath and Geoffrey O'Brien. The papers also include some of Morrow's personal notebooks, diaries and photographs, and materials from Bradford Morrow Bookseller and Conjunctions Magazine. Most of the materials are dated from 1973 to 2001
A star-bright lie by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A Star-Bright Lie recounts the age-old story of the young provincial who comes to New York and is dazzled and betrayed by the bright lights of Broadway, but with a few kinks to the story: the provincial in this case was gay and would later develop into one of America's finest novelists. Coleman Dowell left Kentucky for New York in 1950 and spent the next decade trying to "make it" in the big city. With the same stylish verve and searching analysis that illuminate his fiction, Dowell recounts his frustrating experiences in show biz: early success as staff composer for a TV show (to which he was recommended by Tennessee Williams); next, touted as David Merrick's "Golden Boy," a failed attempt to adapt O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! as a musical; several other attempts at a hit on Broadway; and finally, a sabotaged venture at making a musical of Carl Van Vechten's novel The Tattooed Countess. Throughout this memoir are unsparing portraits of Williams, Merrick, Van Vechten, Isak Dinesen, and others of the period. But the real star is Dowell himself: "his paranoia, his bedeviled fascination with glamour, his lyric response to nature, his nostalgia for a Kentucky he'd fled and then reinvented, his Gothic sense of horror, his touchy pride, his passion for black men, his alienation from both heterosexual society and the two forms of gay life he'd known" (from novelist Edmund White's foreword). Illustrated with eight pages of photographs (many, including the cover, by Van Vechten)
Hay un niño que llora by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The snake's house by Coleman Dowell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
by Conjunctions ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Some of the correspondents include: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Frederick Busch, Mary Caponegro, Hayden Carruth, Tom Clark, James Clifford, Peter Cole, Clark Coolidge, Cid Corman, Guy Davenport, Coleman Dowell, Bruce Duffy, Barbara Einzig, Theodore Enslin, Clayton Eshleman, Phillip Foss, Cola Fransen, Gene Frankin, Kenneth Gangemi, John Hawkes, Michael Heller, Leland Hickman, Susan Howe, Barbara Howes, Kenneth Irby, Ronald Johnson, Frederick Robert Karl, Robert Kelly, Gerrit Lansing, James Laughlin, Ann Lauterbach, Karin Lessing, Ron Loewinsohn, Jackson Mac Low, Nathaniel Mackey, Roger Manley, Ed McClanahan, Michael McClure, Guy Mendes, Paul C. Metcalf, Thomas Meyer, Bradford Morrow, Reno Odlin, Toby Olson, Carl Rakosi, Laura Riding, Edouard Roditi, Leslie Scalapino, Armand Schwerner, Dennis Silk, Ronald Silliman, Gustaf Sobin, Gilbert Sorrentino, John Taggart, Nathaniel Tarn, Barbara Tedlock, Keith Waldrop, Rosemarie Waldrop, Paul West, Jonathan Williams
 
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English (57)
French (5)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
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