Caldwell, Erskine 1903-1987
Most widely held works about Erskine Caldwell
Most widely held works by Erskine Caldwell
Tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
362 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 27 languages and held by 3,747 libraries worldwide
A tale of violence and sex among rural poor in the American South, the novel was highly controversial in its time. It is the story of Georgia sharecropper Jeeter Lester and his family, who are trapped by the bleak economic conditions of the Depression as well as by their own limited intelligence and destructive sexuality. Its tragic ending is almost foreordained by the characters' inability to change their lives. Caldwell's skillful use of dialect and his plain style made the book one of the best examples of literary naturalism in contemporary American fiction. The novel was adapted as a successful play in 1933.
God's little acre by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
304 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in 26 languages and held by 2,968 libraries worldwide
A Georgia dirt farmer believes there is gold on his land, leading him and his sons to spend fifteen years digging holes all over the family farm.
Deep South; memory and observation by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
21 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
Portraying a region steeped in religious piety and ritual, excess and prejudice, Deep South is a product both of Erskine Caldwell the storyteller and Erskine Caldwell the minister's son. Rev. Ira Sylvester Caldwell's missionary work took him and his family deep into the Bible Belt. By the time Erskine Caldwell left home at seventeen, he had witnessed such varieties of religious experience as all-night camp meetings, baptismal immersions in muddy creeks, snakehandlings, street-corner rallies, and midnight mass. Decades later, Caldwell drew on this fertile background when he toured the region in order to hear firsthand from ministers and churchgoers about how southern protestantism was faring amid the social upheaval of the mid-1960s. Deep South offers a rich mix of anecdotes, memories, interviews, and observations that points to what may he the true essence of southern spirituality.
You have seen their faces by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
21 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
With all my might : an autobiography by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
21 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
The celebrated novelist discusses his life and career, including his four marriages, his struggles to get his work accepted by a publisher, and the attempts to ban his work.
In search of Bisco by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
29 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in 7 languages and held by 994 libraries worldwide
Trouble in July by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
109 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 18 languages and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Georgia boy by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
119 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in 18 languages and held by 900 libraries worldwide
"In this appealing collection of fourteen interrelated stories, twelve-year-old William Stroup recounts the ludicrous predicaments and often self-imposed hardships his family endures."--cover.
Afternoons in Mid-America : observations and impressions by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and French and held by 874 libraries worldwide
Complete stories by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1929 and 1955 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
All night long : a novel of guerrilla warfare in Russia by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
24 editions published between 1942 and 1949 in 4 languages and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Personal experiences of Caldwell with guerrilla warfare in the Soviet Union.
Tragic ground by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
92 editions published between 1944 and 1986 in 18 languages and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Román výrazného vypravěče amerického Jihu je přímým pokračováním románu Tabáková cesta. Jestliže v Tabákové cestě je východiskem z bídy drobného zemědělce ztrácejícího při postupující latifundizaci půdu, práce v továrně, vtomto románě se tato cesta rozvíjí. Zemědělci, kteří ztratili půdu, jdou pracovat do továrny ve městě a výsledek je stejný: opět bída a z ní rodící se nová touha vrátit se opět k půdě. Tím se uzavírá tento bezvýchodný kruh. Umělecky a ideově nejzávažnější dílo autorovo.
Call it experience : the years of learning how to write by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
56 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 784 libraries worldwide
In this candid view of the hardships and rewards of the writer's life, Erskine Caldwell recalls his first thirty years as a writer, with special emphasis on his long and hard apprenticeship before he emerged as one of the most widely read and controversial authors of his time. All the while conveying the enormous amount of drive and dedication with which he pursued his calling, Caldwell tells of his struggles to find his own voice, his travels, and his various jobs, which ranged from backbreaking manual labor to much sought-after positions in radio, film, and journalism. Including a self-interview, Call It Experience offers a wealth of insights into Caldwell's imagination and his writing habits, as well as his views on critics and reviewers, publishers, and booksellers. It is a source of information and inspiration to aspiring writers.
The weather shelter by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
36 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in 8 languages and held by 727 libraries worldwide
Román z prostředí amerického Jihu ztvárňuje společenskou problematiku soužití bělochů s černochy a zpodobuje zápas o sociální spravedlnost a lidskou důstojnost.
Summertime Island by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
33 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 8 languages and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Annette by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
28 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 666 libraries worldwide
A house in the uplands by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
77 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 606 libraries worldwide
The sure hand of God : a novel by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
60 editions published between 1947 and 1986 in 13 languages and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Journeyman by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
100 editions published between 1935 and 1996 in 14 languages and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Meet one of Erskine Caldwell's most memorable characters: the philandering , murderous itinerant preacher, Semon Dye. Part allegory, part tall tale, and with a good measure of old frontier humor, Journeyman tells how Dye mysteriously arrives in Rocky Comfort, Georgia, and inside of a week nearly tears the small community apart. As devilish as he is divine, Dye helps Rocky Comfort's citizens to rationalize their vices and weaknesses, and then uses their flaws to his own advantage. Offering no forgiveness for their actions and no justification for his own, Dye confronts the people of Rocky Comfort with their own sins as he gambles, drinks, carouses, and fights along with them. Culminating in a tumultuous, ecstatic revival, Journeyman is filled with insights into human nature and the physical and emotional aspects of religious fervor.
This very earth by Erskine Caldwell ( Book )
73 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Novel about the Chism Crocket family, including wayward daughters.
Adultery African Americans American literature Authors, American Authorship Biography Caldwell, Erskine,--1903-1987 California, Southern Country life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Domestic fiction Dysfunctional families Economic history Families Farm life Fiction Fiction--Authorship Georgia History Homes Intellectual life Interviews Literature Literature and society Lynching Manners and customs Middle West Mountain life Novelists, American Novelists, American--Homes and haunts Pictorial works Poor Poverty Protestant churches Race relations Racism Religion Rural poor Sharecroppers Sharecropping Short stories, American Social history Southern States Soviet Union Tennessee Tobacco Tobacco farmers Travel United States World War (1939-1945)
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-
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Kolduėll, Ėrskin, 1903-1987
إرسكين كالدويل، 1903-1987
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