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O'Meally, Robert G. 1948-

Works: 55 works in 216 publications in 2 languages and 12,754 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Autobiographies  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Other, Scribe, Creator, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert G O'Meally
Uptown conversation : the new jazz studies by Robert G O'Meally( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Uptown Conversation' asserts that jazz is not only a music to define, it is a culture. The essays illustrate how for more than a century jazz has initiated a call and response across art forms, geographies, and cultures, inspiring musicians, filmmakers, painters and poets
History and memory in African-American culture by Geneviève Fabre( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the scholars represented has chosen a different "site of memory"--A variety of historical and geographical points, and from different ideological, theoretical, and artistic perspectives. Yet the book is unified by a common concern with the construction of an emerging African-American cultural memory
Tales of the Congaree by Edward C. L Adams( )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to move current disputes over the allocation of health care resources to an equitable solution, this book advocates a return to the principles of Jewish teachings regarding community and the ethics of conversational encounter
New essays on Invisible man by Robert G O'Meally( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published less than fifty years ago, Ralph Ellison's Invisible man shares with older classic works the odd quality of seeming to have been in place much longer. It is a novel that encompasses much of the American scene and character: though told by a single Afro-American voice and set in the contemporary South and then in modern New York City, its references are to the First World War, to Reconstruction, to the Civil War and slavery, to the founding of the American republic, to Columbus, and to the country's frontier past. In his introduction to this volume Robert O'Meally discusses Ellison's fictional strategies for reaching a wide audience while remaining true to his own artistic vision and voice. Then each of five critical essays explores a different aspect of this capacious novel. One looks at the novel's protagonist as an embattled artist-in-training: another focuses on the novel's political and philosophical backgrounds; a third discusses the style and meaning of the nameless narrator's speeches; a fourth examines the novel's modernism in light of its references to jazz and anthropology: and the final essay considers Invisible man as a kind of war novel. Written in an accessible style, these essays represent the best of recent scholarship and provide students with a useful introduction to this major novel
The craft of Ralph Ellison by Robert G O'Meally( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and German and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writings by Ralph Ellison( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Ralph Ellison became one of America's greatest writers, he was a musician and a student of jazz. The author of Invisible Man wrote widely and brilliantly on his favorite music for more than fifty years, immersing himself in the lives and works of America's musicians, some of whom were his close friends. Ellison is, in fact, perhaps the most important jazz analyst we have. In Living with Music, celebrated jazz authority Robert G. O'Meally has collected the very best of Ellison's writings on this subject - each selection vibrant, insightful, and bursting with Ellison's love of the music - in this unique and original anthology."--BOOK JACKET
The jazz cadence of American culture( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Robert G O'Meally( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave by Frederick Douglass( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade) by Mark Twain( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Huck is a "blues-hero," an improviser in a world of trouble who optimistically faces a deadly project without a script. Remember that the blues is not just a confrontation with a world gone wrong: to that gone-wrongness, the blues answers that the instrumentalist-hero (and the community of blues people identifying with the artisi's expression) have just enough resiliency and power to keep on keeping on, whatever the changes in fortune ..." (from the Introduction by Robert O'Meally.)
Romare Bearden : a black odyssey by Robert G O'Meally( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, DC Moore Gallery, November 13, 2007 - January 5, 2008
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Many Faces of Billie Holiday invites viewers to see the many faces of this 'dark lady of the sonnets', as one poet called her, and to appreciate her undying art more deeply. Most presentations feature Lady Day as the sad victim of hard times and drugs. The simple fact of her life that matters above all others is that she was a great artist who, with Louis Armstrong, invented modern jazz singing. Mining a treasure trove of completely new information, the producers set the record straight -- and beautifully. In a voice that is Billie-like in its rasping wiseness and its ring, stage and screen star Ruby Dee read from Holiday's autobiography Lady Sings the Blues."--Back of container
The jazz singers : [a Smithsonian collection of jazz vocals from 1919-1994]( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 104 songs featuring Eva Taylor, Blind Willie Johnson, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Lucille Hegamin, Jelly Roll Morton, and Noble Sissle
The Norton anthology of African American literature audio companion( Recording )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black is the color : African American artists and segregation( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of African American art works and artists. Highlights the obstacles African American artists have had to overcome in order for their work to be accepted by the art world and exhibited in museums and galleries
Billy Budd and The piazza tales by Herman Melville( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains short fiction from the nineteenth-century American novelist, and features his unfinished novella entitled "Billy Budd, Sailor," along with the "Piazza Tales," which includes "Bartleby," "The Bell-Tower," and others; and includes a brief biography of the author
A Christmas carol and other stories by Charles Dickens( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the intervention of four ghosts, Ebenezer Scrooge is shown the spirit of Christmas
Billie Holiday Lady Day : [Gesichter einer Jazzlegende] by Robert G O'Meally( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basquiat and the bayou : presented by the Helis Foundation, a project of Prospect New Orleans by Franklin Sirmans( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of paintings by the celebrated artist Jean-Michel Basquiat focuses on the deep psychological and spiritual terrain of the American South"--
Louis Armstrong : the complete Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings by Louis Armstrong( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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History and memory in African-American culture
Alternative Names
O'Malley, Robert 1948-

O'Meally, Robert.

O'Meally, Robert 1948-

English (169)

German (3)

History and memory in African-American cultureTales of the CongareeNew essays on Invisible manLiving with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writingsThe jazz cadence of American cultureLady Day : the many faces of Billie HolidayNarrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slaveThe annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade)