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Kelley, William Melvin 1937-2017

Overview
Works: 51 works in 169 publications in 5 languages and 3,694 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Performer, Other
Classifications: PS3561.E392, 813.54
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Most widely held works about William Melvin Kelley
 
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A different drummer by William Melvin Kelley( Book )

42 editions published between 1959 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when all the negroes in a southern state suddenly pack up and leave for the north
Dem by William Melvin Kelley( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancers on the shore by William Melvin Kelley( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drop of patience by William Melvin Kelley( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Drop of Patience, William Melvin Kelley tells the searing story of Ludlow Washington, a black jazz musician, with the emotional intensity of the blues. Blind since childhood and put into a state home, Ludlow first learns the piano and later takes up the horn. When at fifteen he is released to the custody of a bandleader, his unmistakable talent takes him on an odyssey from Boone's Cafe, a small dive in New Marsails, to New York where he becomes a leading, visionary jazz musician. This is the coming of age story of a man set apart - by blindness, by race, by artistry - who must learn through adversity not only who he is and whom to trust, but also from where he derives his self worth. The Dark Tower Series brings this neglected classic back into print after an absence of many years. Considered by Stanley Crouch to be one of the finest novels ever written about jazz - an exploration of the African-American experience that evokes comparisons to Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man - A Drop of Patience is an exquisite and forceful parable of moral and spiritual blindness and a staggering work of art
Dunfords travels everywheres by William Melvin Kelley( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A different drummer (excerpt: The African) by William Melvin Kelley( Recording )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Melvin Kelley reads William Melvin Kelley by William Melvin Kelley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danseurs sur le rivage by William Melvin Kelley( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from the Black Experience : William Melvin Kelley, Arna Bontemps, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Jeanne A. Taylor, Alice Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not exactly Lena Horne by William Melvin Kelley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Kali by Kali Grosvenor( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-three poems written by a little girl in her sixth and seventh years relate the experiences of being black
Stories from the black experience( Book )

in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drop of patience by William Melvin Kelley( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aitsura( Book )

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

Jazu sutorīto( Book )

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

Kishibe no odorikotachi( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American literature : a brief introduction and anthology by Al Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Melvin Kelley reads his own works : a different drummer (excerpt "The African"), The only man on Liberty Street (complete short story) by William Melvin Kelley( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology and four post-1960 Afro-American novelists by Gatsinzi Basaninyenzi( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Melvin Kelley reading by William Melvin Kelley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A different drummer
Alternative Names
Kelley, William M.

Kelley, William M. 1937-

William Melvin Kelley Amerikaans romanschrijver

ویلیام ملوین کلی

ケリー, ウィリアム・メルヴィン

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DemDancers on the shoreA drop of patienceAfrican American literature : a brief introduction and anthology