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Killens, John Oliver 1916-1987

Overview
Works: 86 works in 275 publications in 11 languages and 9,076 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Satire  Fictional autobiographies  Drama  Legends  Film noir  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3561.I37, 813.54
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Most widely held works by John Oliver Killens
And then we heard the thunder by John Oliver Killens( Book )

49 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A robust, angry novel, despite its surface humor, about the lives of a bunch of unforgettable draftees in a Jim Crow company whose loves and laughter contrast sharply with the undertone of racial conflict
Black southern voices : an anthology of fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and critical essays( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of fifty-six African-American Southern writers whose works address the living contradictions of the South
Youngblood by John Oliver Killens( Book )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centering on the Youngblood family of Crossroads, Georgia, this story, set in the early part of the 20th century, includes "Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength; Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong-willed wife; Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York; and Robby; the Youngbloods' son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement."--Cover of pbk. ed
Black man's burden by John Oliver Killens( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cotillion; or, One good bull is half the herd by John Oliver Killens( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Sippi by John Oliver Killens( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Black Russian : a novel on the life and times of Alexander Pushkin by John Oliver Killens( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great gittin' up morning by John Oliver Killens( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man ain't nothin' but a man : the adventures of John Henry by John Oliver Killens( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel retells the life of the legendary steel-driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam hammer to a steel-driving contest. Born the son of former slaves, from the first day of his life John Henry was marked by his strength and size. Leaving home as a young man, he was never fully happy unless he was working on the railroad, laying the tracks that would unify the country. As a Black man he, like so many of his people, was often subjected to the scorn of white people. But his power, strength, and the love of a good woman allowed him to overcome all obstacles - except the one that led to his death
Odds against tomorrow by Robert Wise( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bigoted ex-con's racism affects a bank robbery when he finds out one of his partners is black
Harlem stirs by Fred Halstead( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaves by John Oliver Killens( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ABC of color; selections chosen by the author from over a half century of his writings by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Debütantinnenball, oder, Ein guter Bulle ist die halbe Herde wert : Roman by John Oliver Killens( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And then we heard the thunder [by] John Oliver Killens by John Oliver Killens( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Oliver Killens angry novel of a black GI division in World War II fighting the Japanese with one hand and American white prejudice with the other
Und dann hörten wir den Donner : Roman by John Oliver Killens( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial record of Denmark Vesey by Denmark Vesey( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yangbulade yi jia by John Oliver Killens( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Knossos tablets: by John Chadwick( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I usłyszeliśmy grzmot by John Oliver Killens( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in Polish and Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Black southern voices : an anthology of fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and critical essays
Alternative Names
John Killens

John Oliver Killens American writer

John Oliver Killens Amerikaans romanschrijver (1916-1987)

John Oliver Killens écrivain américain

John Oliver Killens escritor estadounidense

Killens, J. O. 1916-

Killens, J. O. (John Oliver), 1916-

Killens, John 1916-1987

Killens, John O.

Killens, John O. 1916-1987

Killens, John O. (John Oliver), 1916-1987

Killens, John Oliver

Killenzs, Džons Olivers 1916-1987

Килленс, Джон О 1916-1987

Килленс, Джон Оливер 1916-1987

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Black southern voices : an anthology of fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and critical essaysYoungbloodThe cotillion; or, One good bull is half the herdGreat Black Russian : a novel on the life and times of Alexander PushkinOdds against tomorrowLiberation memories : the rhetoric and poetics of John Oliver KillensThe development of the black psyche in the writings of John Oliver Killens, 1916-1987