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Clarke, Austin 1934-2016

Overview
Works: 97 works in 466 publications in 3 languages and 8,841 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Political fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  History 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.C526, 813.54
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The polished hoe : a novel by Austin Clarke( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mary Mathilda of the West Indies' Birnshire Island confesses to killing a powerful sugar plantation owner, who she has served for more than thirty years and who is the father of her grown son, she sets off a devastating all-night vigil
More by Austin Clarke( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the news of her son BJ's involvement in gang crime, Idora Morrison, a maid at the local university, collapses in her basement apartment. For four days and nights she retreats into a vortex of memory, pain, and disappointment that becomes a riveting exposé of her life as a Caribbean immigrant living abroad. While she struggled to make ends meet, her deadbeat husband, Bertram, abandoned her for a better life in New York. Left alone to raise her son, Idora has done her best to survive against immense odds. But now that BJ has disappeared into a life of crime, she recoils from his loss and is unable to get out of bed, burdened by feelings of invisibility. As she summons the strength to investigate her son's troubles--and her own weaknesses--the book quietly builds into its crescendo. Eventually Idora finds her way back into the light with a courage that is both remarkable and unforgettable ..."--Dust cover flap
The polished hoe by Austin Clarke( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a Caribbean island in the 1950s, elderly Mary Gertrude Mathilda commits murder. As she explains herself to police, her story exposes the ugly underbelly of life on Caribbean plantations, with its slavery and brutality
The meeting point by Austin Clarke( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm of fortune; a novel by Austin Clarke( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bigger light by Austin Clarke( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, after years of struggle as domestics and laborers, Bernice and her friends have now become well-established Canadians. The third volume in Clarke's trilogy about Barbadian immigrants in Toronto
Stories from the Transatlantic review by Joseph F McCrindle( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he was free and young and he used to wear silks; stories by Austin Clarke( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and French and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amongst thistles and thorns by Austin Clarke( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Barbados in the early 1950s, this uncompromising novel depicts the pain of childhood in a world where poverty and blackness are despised, and kids are treated as objects on which adults can take out their self-contempt and frustration. Milton Sobers is a nine-year-old on the run from a series of sadistic beatings from both his schoolmaster and his washer-woman mother. Dreaming of a life in Harlem, which is predominately black, open, and free, Milton encounters many comic and sad adventures that inevitably return him to the situation he was trying to escape
The Prime Minister : a novel by Austin Clarke( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pig tails 'n breadfruit : a culinary memoir by Austin Clarke( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents a culinary memoir of his childhood in Barbados, describing how he learned traditional Bajan cooking, and detailing the rituals surrounding the preparation of particular native dishes
Proud empires : a novel by Austin Clarke( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are no elders by Austin Clarke( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the sun shines best by Austin Clarke( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12, i, s
The question by Austin Clarke( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unnamed man, a judge at the Immigration and Refugee Board in Toronto and an immigrant from an unnamed Caribbean island, meets an unnamed white woman at a party. She quickly seduces him, and he abandons his long-time lover for the new woman. However, the man finds that his new love comes with some deeply trying accessories. Some descriptions of sex and violence, strong language. 2004, c1999
Nine men who laughed by Austin Clarke( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over immigranten uit West-Indie die zich in hun gastland, hier Canada, vaak gereduceerd zien tot tweederangsburgers
The survivors of the crossing by Austin Clarke( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1961 Barbados a canecutter longing for a better life decides to take a stand against the colonial state but is undermined by his naivety, ignorance and misogyny
The origin of waves by Austin Clarke( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he was free and young and he used to wear silks by Austin Clarke( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this city by Austin Clarke( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poignantly capturing the sorrow and torment of the dispossessed, this collection of stories focuses on the contemporary experiences of urban dwellers longing for a place to call home. Private lives and intimate pains are made public, and the rawness of the moment is redeemed by the elegance of Clarke's prose and the innate sympathy of his eye."--[Résumé de l'éditeur]
 
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The polished hoe : a novel
Alternative Names
Austin Clarke afrokanadischer Schriftsteller

Austin Clarke Canadees schrijver

Austin Clarke canadisk skribent

Austin Clarke écrivain canadien

Austin Clarke escritor canadiense

Austin Clarke kanadai regényíró

Austin Clarke kanadensisk författare

Austin Clarke kanadisk skribent

Austin Clarke kanadyjski pisarz pochodzenia barbadoskiego

Austin Clarke scrittore e saggista barbadiano

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Clarke, Austin C. (Austin Chesterfield), 1934-2016

Clarke Austin Chesterfield

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Clarke, Austin Chesterfielf.

Clarke, Tom 1934-

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Остин Кларк

آستین کلارک

آستین کلارک (رمان‌نویس) نویسنده کانادایی

أوستن كلارك كاتب كندي

Languages
English (329)

Dutch (4)

French (1)

Covers
MoreThe polished hoeThe meeting pointStorm of fortune; a novelThe bigger lightAmongst thistles and thornsThe Prime Minister : a novelPig tails 'n breadfruit : a culinary memoir