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Cliff, Michelle

Overview
Works: 86 works in 261 publications in 3 languages and 9,816 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  History  Feminist fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9265.9.C55, 813
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Most widely held works by Michelle Cliff
No telephone to heaven by Michelle Cliff( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire finds she must finally make her own choices when her parents, recent immigrants to the U.S. from Jamaica, can not adjust to their new country or to each other
Free enterprise by Michelle Cliff( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Free Enterprise, novelist Michelle Cliff tells the story of frontier legend Mary Ellen Pleasant. In 1858, two black women meet at a restaurant and begin to plot a revolution. Mary Ellen Pleasant owns a string of hotels in San Francisco that cater to wealthy whites and secretly double as havens for runaway slaves. Her comrade, Annie, is a young Jamaican who has given up her life of privilege to fight for the abolitionist cause. Together they join John Brown's doomed enterprise, and barely escape with their lives."--Jacket
Abeng : a novel by Michelle Cliff( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abeng" is a kind of prequel to the highly acclaimed novel (No Telephone to Heaven) and is a small masterpiece in its own right. Here Clare is twelve years old, the light-skinned daughter of a middle-class family, growing up among the complex contradictions of class versus color, blood versus history, harsh reality versus delusion, in a colonized country. In language that surrounds us with a richness of meaning and voices, the several strands of young Clare's heritage are explored: the Maroons, who used the conch shell - the abeng - to pass messages as they fought a guerilla struggle against their English enslavers; and the legacy of Clare's white great-great-grandfather, Judge Savage, who burned his hundred slaves on the eve of their emancipation. A lyrical, explosive coming-of-age story combined with a provocative retelling of the colonial history of Jamaica, this novel is a triumph
The winner names the age : a collection of writings by Lillian Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bodies of water by Michelle Cliff( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land of Look Behind : prose and poetry by Michelle Cliff( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The store of a million items : stories by Michelle Cliff( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a precise economy of language and unsentimental intelligence, these stories show people confronting the central dualities of a complex world: black and white, colonialism and revolution, America and the Third World, and femininity and masculinity
Claiming an identity they taught me to despise by Michelle Cliff( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the interior by Michelle Cliff( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I grew up to be someone adept at leaving, confesses Into the Interiors unnamed narrator, a bisexual Caribbean woman of color, and Cliff traces her travels from Jamaica to New York to London. Educated in admiration for Western cultureshe goes to London to study art historyshe penetrates further and further into its emotional shadow life in an attempt to overcome her own deep sense of displacement. Reversing the journey Joseph Conrads Marlow took from the imperial capital to a colonial outpost, she discovers a heart of darkness in the former capital of the British Empire. Moving among its fragmented personalities and social life, she witnessesand experiencesits propensity for racism and homophobia, misogyny and abusive patriarchy, hypocrisy and sadism
Everything is now : new and collected stories by Michelle Cliff( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together all the short fiction of Michelle Cliff, featuring fourteen new pieces. Touching on such vital themes as memory, the passage of time, famililal relationships, the presence of death, and the cross-influence of cultures, these stories are broad in scope, rich in substance, and urgent in their message
Postcolonialism & autobiography : Michelle Cliff, David Dabydeen, Opal Palmer Adisa by Michelle Cliff( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-cultural literacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: The issue of cultural literacy has been the subject of intense debate in the past two years. Several bestselling books about the deficiencies of our educational system as well as changes in basic curriculum at more than one major university have contributed to the fervor of this debate. Fueling the national controversy is the question of what body of knowledge constitutes cultural literacy. While many argue for a return to a "back to basics" curriculum, equally energetic voices call for a revised curriculum, one which embraces both traditional western classics and the classics of non-European cultures, among them African, Asian, and Latin American. This volume brings together thirteen essays which suggest the range of knowledge truly literate individuals need to possess. Essays by such writers as James Baldwin, Carlos Fuentes, Michelle Cliff, Paula Gunn Allen, Ishmael Reed, and Wendell Berry enlarge our perspective to include a variety of voices and heritages which contribute to the vibrant culture of the United States. Also included is a beginning list of names, places, dates, and concepts which are part and parcel of a multi-cultural fabric
Kein Himmel über Jamaika Roman by Michelle Cliff( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If I could write this in fire by Michelle Cliff( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal reflections about the intersections between race, gender, sexuality, nationality and the legacies of the Middle Passage and European imperialism. Cliff (1946) writes about the discovery of her diasporic literary voice, her colonial girlhood and sexual awakening, and encounters with racism, colonialism and genocide. Contains also fragments of Jamaica's history and the plight of people of color living both under imperial rule and in contemporary Britain
The best American short stories : 1997.( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty-one American short stories by authors such as Cynthia Ozick, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Clyde Edgerton, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of one hundred additional notable stories from 1996
Kein Telefon zum Himmel by Michelle Cliff( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No telephone to heaven by Michelle Cliff( Recording )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial girl : and what would it be like by Michelle Cliff( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abeng by Michelle Cliff( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ellen Gallagher by Michelle Cliff( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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No telephone to heaven
Alternative Names
Michelle Cliff Amerikaans romanschrijfster

מישל קליף

میشل کلیف نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (200)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Free enterpriseAbeng : a novelThe winner names the age : a collection of writingsBodies of waterThe store of a million items : storiesInto the interiorEverything is now : new and collected storiesMulti-cultural literacy