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Major, Clarence

Overview
Works: 91 works in 307 publications in 1 language and 18,872 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Dictionaries  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Experimental fiction  Domestic fiction  Musical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.A39, 813.54
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My amputations by Clarence Major( )
13 editions published between 1753 and 2008 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of the acclaimed novel, Reflex and Bone Structure, returns here in My Amputations, to the question of identity, the double, adventure, detection and mystery, but with more hypnotic power and range. In My Amputations he has his protagonist, Mason Ellis, (who may just be "a desperate ex-con" or a wronged American novelist out to right the wrong done to him) jump through flaming loops like a trained dog, so to speak. In other words, there seems to be no end to the troubles Mason Ellis faces. His story takes him from the South Side of Chicago, to New York, with a stint in Attica prison, across America, Europe and into the primal depths of Africa. Mason, all the while, tries to convince the reader that he is the important American writer he says he is. Upon his release from prison he sets out to prove his claim. After an audacious bank-robbery and a couple of burglaries that are hilarious, he goes into hiding to escape the malice of one of his cohorts; and eventually flees to Europe. The irony is that he is now as much the runner as the seeker. After encounters with a Zuni ex-folksinger, kidnappers, the New York underworld, literary groupies, an Italian swordsman, a violent German secret society, an anti-bellum cotillion in rural Greece, he finds himself face to face (behind a mask) with his own destiny. -- Publisher's website
Calling the wind : twentieth century African-American short stories ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of twentieth-century African-American short stories written by Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, and more than fifty others, with biographical notes
Myself painting poems by Clarence Major( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Myself Painting Clarence Major seeks to recreate for readers the inexpressible feeling that comes from creating art with poems that speak not of painting itself, but of its underlying process. Major incorporates the techniques of paintingparticularly that of Post-Expressionisminto his verse, describing scenery with an artist's eye and using form and color to evokes striking images
Juba to jive : a dictionary of African-American slang by Clarence Major( Book )
14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juba to Jive is the only up-to-date record of this rich, ever-evolving language born in the African-American community and permeating every aspect of our culture
The new Black poetry by Clarence Major( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The garden thrives : twentieth-century African-American poetry by Clarence Major( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of African-American poetry "exploring the presence of both rural and urban settings, the evolution of black poetic language, and the emergence of perhaps another Renaissance."
The dark and feeling : black American writers and their work by Clarence Major( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dictionary of Afro-American slang by Clarence Major( Book )
26 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All-night visitors by Clarence Major( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reprint of a black soldier's experience in America on his return from the Vietnam War. For Eli Bolton, America is also a jungle, except that the gooks are white. This is an unexpurgated version of a novel published in 1969
Such was the season : a novel by Clarence Major( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Such Was the Season is the story of an eventful week in the life of an elderly matriarch of a large black family in Atlanta. Annie Eliza narrates the story of "a killer diller" week, with the homecoming of her nephew, Adam "Juneboy" North, a doctor at Yale who has been gone for more than twenty-five years. Following her nephew's arrival Annie Eliza's daughter-in-law declares her intention to run for a seat in the state senate, which is soon disrupted by the threat of scandal involving someone close to her
Swallow the lake by Clarence Major( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dirty bird blues : a novel by Clarence Major( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of post-World War II black America through the eyes of an out-of-work bluesman. He is Manfred Banks who seeks easy answers to joblessness and racism in whisky and in moving on. But the blues in his soul and the dreams in his mind keep bringing him back to face himself and eventually he emerges from his depths. By the author of Such Was the Season
Configurations : new and selected poems, 1958-1998 by Clarence Major( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Painted Turtle : woman with guitar : a novel by Clarence Major( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Necessary distance : essays and criticism by Clarence Major( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author, a 1999 National Book Award finalist, presents a collection of critical essays, articles, and reviews
Reflex and bone structure by Clarence Major( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fun & games : short fictions by Clarence Major( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Waiting for sweet Betty by Clarence Major( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surfaces and masks : a poem by Clarence Major( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symptoms & madness : poems by Clarence Major( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (214)
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