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O'Meally, Robert G. 1948-

Works: 48 works in 188 publications in 2 languages and 12,284 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Ghost stories  Exhibition catalogs  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Other, Scribe, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4572, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert G O'Meally
New essays on Invisible man by ANON( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 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 )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and German and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,022 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."--Jacket
The jazz cadence of American culture( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and memory in African-American culture( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Nathan Huggins once stated, altering American history to account fully for the nation's black voices would change the tone and meaning - the frame and the substance - of the entire story. Rather than a sort of Pilgrim's Progress tale of bold ascent and triumph, American history with the black parts told in full would be transmuted into an existential tragedy, closer, Huggins said, to Sartre's No Exit than to the vision of life in Bunyan. The relation between memory and history has received increasing attention both from historians and from literary critics. In this volume, a group of leading scholars has come together to examine the role of historical consciousness and imagination in African-American culture. The result is a complex picture of the dynamic ways in which African-American historical identity constantly invents and transmits itself in literature, art, oral documents, and performances
Uptown conversation : the new jazz studies by Robert G O'Meally( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 535 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
Tales of the Congaree by Edward C. L Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the Congaree
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave by Frederick Douglass( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical account of a childhood and youth spent in slavery by a man who became a great abolitionist and leader of anti-slavery activity
Romare Bearden : a black odyssey by Robert G O'Meally( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 288 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 Matthew Seig( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 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 )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of African American literature audio companion( Recording )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd and The piazza tales by Herman Melville( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 59 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
Billie Holiday Lady Day : [Gesichter einer Jazzlegende] by Robert G O'Meally( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in German and Undetermined 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 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"--
Frequencies of Eloquence the Performance and Composition of Invisible Man by John F Callahan( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conscious Hero and the Rites of Man Ellison's War by John S Wright( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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O'Malley, Robert 1948-

O'Meally, Robert.

O'Meally, Robert 1948-

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German (3)

Living with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writingsThe jazz cadence of American cultureLady Day : the many faces of Billie HolidayHistory and memory in African-American cultureUptown conversation : the new jazz studiesTales of the CongareeNarrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slaveRomare Bearden : a black odyssey