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Baraka, Amiri 1934-2014

Works: 1,056 works in 2,501 publications in 7 languages and 87,362 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Fiction  Biography  Drama  Biographies  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Music  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Performer, Actor, Speaker, Other, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Costume designer, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: PS3552.A583, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Amiri Baraka
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Blues people; Negro music in white America by Amiri Baraka( Book )

93 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of the Negro in America through the music he created
Black music by Amiri Baraka( Book )

69 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses modern jazz movements and musicians, including Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, and Sun-Ra
Dutchman, and The slave : two plays by Amiri Baraka( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two short plays, dramatizations of the racial dilemma in America
Black fire; an anthology of Afro-American writing by Imamu Amiri Baraka( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In essays, poems, short stories and plays, over seventy black writers, among whom are included Stokely Carmichael, Harold Cruse, A. B. Spellman, Sun-Ra, Ed Bullins, and the editors themselves, search for a definition of the black sensibility - the sensibility of a colonialized people waking up to the realities of the contemporary world. Never has there been a book so revealing of the black man's view of the world and of himself"--Jacket
The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka reader by Amiri Baraka( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short and excerpted works by the controversial poet, playwright, essayist, and fiction writer, from the late 1950s to the present
Home; social essays by Amiri Baraka( Book )

54 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, poet, playwright, and composer documents the racial politics of America between 1960 and 1965 in a collection of essays on urban life, boxing, black sexuality, Harlem, and the Cuban revolution
Four Black revolutionary plays, all praises to the Black man by Amiri Baraka( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains four one-act plays by Amiri Baraka, formerly LeRoi Jones
Tales by Amiri Baraka( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reissue of a 1967 story collection shows a mind in motion and graphs Baraka's thoughts during that turbulent period
The system of Dante's Hell by Amiri Baraka( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical novel of black radical writer (aka, LeRoi Jones). The novel follows a young black man living nomadically in big cities and small towns in the southern United States, and his struggles with segregation and racism. The book correlates the man's experience with Dante's Inferno, and includes a diagram of the fictional hell described by Dante.
The dead lecturer; poems by Amiri Baraka( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transbluesency : the selected poems of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1961-1995) by Amiri Baraka( Book )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with a Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note, and including many out-of-print and limited edition chapbooks and broadsides, Transbluesency: The Selected Poems of Amiri Baraka concisely illuminates Baraka's almost single-handed renovation of both the nature and form of post-WWII African American literature, and his profound influence on a generation of poets of all ethnic backgrounds
The baptism & the toilet by Amiri Baraka( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Baptism and The Toilet are two of LeRoi Jones' earliest plays. The Baptism, a viciously comic assault on diverse hypocrisies--religious, social, sexual--which inform contemporary American life, and The Toilet, a tough, relentless study of tenderness crushed and destroyed by an adolescent code of violence, comprise a pair of the most powerful one-act plays to be produced in New York in years."--Back cover
Confirmation, an anthology of AfricanAmerican women by Amiri Baraka( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S O S : poems 1961-2013 by Amiri Baraka( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout Baraka's career as a prolific writer (also published as LeRoi Jones), he was vehemently outspoken against oppression of African American citizens, and he radically altered the discourse surrounding racial inequality. The environments and social values that inspired his poetics changed during the course of his life, a trajectory that can be traced in this retrospective spanning more than five decades of profoundly evolving subjects and techniques. Praised for its lyricism and introspection, his early poetry emerged from the Beat generation, while his later writing is marked by intensely rebellious fervor and subversive ideology. All along, his primary focus was on how to live and love in the present moment despite the enduring difficulties of human history. Selected and prefaced by Paul Vangelisti, S O S is the essential edition of Baraka's poetic work"--
Digging : the Afro-American soul of American classical music by Amiri Baraka( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: For almost half a century, Amiri Baraka has ranked among the most important commentators on African American music and culture. In this brilliant assemblage of his writings on music, the first such collection in nearly twenty years, Baraka blends autobiography, history, musical analysis, and political commentary to recall the sounds, people, times, and places he's encountered. As in his earlier classics, Blues People and Black Music, Baraka offers essays on the famous--Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane--and on those whose names are known mainly by jazz aficionados--Alan Shorter, Jon Jang, and Malachi Thompson. Baraka's literary style, with its deep roots in poetry, makes palpable his love and respect for his jazz musician friends. His energy and enthusiasm show us again how much Coltrane, Albert Ayler, and the others he lovingly considers mattered. He brings home to us how music itself matters, and how musicians carry and extend that knowledge from generation to generation, providing us, their listeners, with a sense of meaning and belonging
Black magic: Sabotage, Target study, Black art; collected poetry, 1961-1967 by Amiri Baraka( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raise, race, rays, raze: essays since 1965 by Amiri Baraka( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface to a twenty volume suicide note .... by Amiri Baraka( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones by Amiri Baraka( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the out & the gone by Amiri Baraka( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising short fiction from the early 1970s to the twenty-first century-most of which has never been published-Tales of the Out & the Gone reflects the astounding evolution of America's most provocative literary anti-hero. The first section of the book, "War Stories," offers six stories enmeshed in the vola-tile politics of the 1970s and 1980s. The second section, "Tales of the Out & the Gone," reveals Amiri Baraka's increasing literary adventurousness, combining an unpredictable language play with a passion for abstraction and psychological exploration. Throughout, Baraka's unique and constantly changing literary style will educate readers on the evolution of one of America's most accomplished literary masters of the past four decades
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Blues people; Negro music in white America
Alternative Names
Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka Amerikaans schrijver

Amiri Baraka amerikansk författare och poet

Amiri Baraka amerikansk skribent og poet

Amiri Baraka escritor estadunidense

Amiri Baraka poeta e scrittore statunitense

Amiri Baraka US-amerikanischer Lyriker, Dramatiker, Musikkritiker und Prosaautor

Baraka, Ameer

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Baraka, Amīr 1934-

Baraka, Amiri

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Baraka, Amiri, Imamu

Baraka, Imamu Amear

Baraka, Imamu Ameer, 1934-2014

Baraka, Imamu Amiri.

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Baraka-Le Roi Jones, Amiri

Baraka-Le Roi Jones, Imamu Amiri

Barakah, Amīr

Barakah, Amīr 1934-

Barakah, Amīr 1934-2014

Imamu Amiri Baraka

Imamu Amiri Baraka 1934-

Imamu Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

Imamu Amiri Baraka-Le Roi Jones

Jones, Everett L. 1934-

Jones, Everett LeRoi

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Jones, Everett LeRoi 1934-2014

Jones, Everett Leroy.

Jones, Everett Leroy 1934-2014

Jones, Le Roi

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Jones, Le Roi, 1934-2014

Jones, LeRoi

Jones, LeRoi 1934-

Jones, LeRoi 1934-2014

Jones, Leroy.

Jones, Leroy 1934-

Jones, Leroy 1934-2014

Le Roi, Jones 1934-2014

LeRoi Jones

LeRoi, Jones 1934-2014

Αμίρι Μπαράκα

Амири Барака

אמירי ברקה

أميري بركة

امیری باراکا شاعر و نویسنده آمریکایی

بركة، أميري، 1934-

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ジョーンズ, リロイ


English (493)

French (22)

German (17)

Spanish (13)

Italian (4)

Swedish (2)

Hungarian (1)

Black musicDutchman, and The slave : two playsBlack fire; an anthology of Afro-American writingThe LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka readerHome; social essaysFour Black revolutionary plays, all praises to the Black manTransbluesency : the selected poems of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1961-1995)Digging : the Afro-American soul of American classical musicTales of the out & the gone