Most widely held works about Michel Fabre
Most widely held works by Michel Fabre
The unfinished quest of Richard Wright by Michel Fabre ( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 1,607 libraries worldwide
The world of Richard Wright by Michel Fabre ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 1,297 libraries worldwide
From Harlem to Paris : Black American writers in France, 1840-1980 by Michel Fabre ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
Richard Wright books and writers by Michel Fabre ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
A bout de souffle ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
A small-time criminal kills a police officer, setting in motion a tragic series of events for both himself and his American girlfriend.
The several lives of Chester Himes by Edward Margolies ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
The Writings of Chester Himes are colored by a fascinating blend of hatred and tenderness, of hard-boiled realism and generous idealism. His life was complex, his relationships complicated. How did this gifted son of a respectable southern black family become a juvenile delinquent? How did he acquire self-esteem and a new sense of identity by writing short stories while in the Ohio state penitentiary? Drawn from his letters, notebooks, memoirs, and fiction, this straightforward account of Himes's varied, episodic life attempts to trace the origins of his significant literary gift. It details the socioeconomic, familial, and cultural background that fed his ambivalent views on race in America. His Deep South childhood, his adolescence in the Midwest, his young manhood in prison, his years as a menial laborer, his struggle as an author in California and New York City, and finally his glory days as an expatriate and celebrity in France and Spain are plumbed deeply for their effects upon his creative urges and his works. In his native country Himes is recalled more as the author of successful detective novels such as Cotton Comes to Harlem than as a practitioner of the art of fiction. In France and Spain, his adopted countries, he is regarded as a literary master. This critical biography is the bittersweet story of a troubled man who found salvation in writing.
Conversations with Richard Wright by Richard Wright ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Plan B : a novel by Chester B Himes ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and French and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Tomsson Black, political visionary, business genius, and underground revolutionary, plots to avenge injustice by instigating racial turmoil. The roots of racism extend far back into his ancestry, and persecution and suffering have affected many generations of his family. Tomsson's own misfortunes are the impetus for him to found a criminal underworld whose ultimate purpose is the overflow of white society. This novel, the history of Tomsson Black and an indictment of racism in America, ends in apocalypse. It is Chester Himes's ultimate statement about the destructive power of racism and his own personal fantasy of how the American Negro, through calculated acts of violence and martyrdom, could destroy the unequal system pervading American life. However, after reaching an ideological impasse, Himes, one of the angriest writers in the black protest movement, left this novel unfinished. After his death in Spain in 1984, a rumor persisted that he had left a final, unfinished Harlem story, in which he literally destroys both his Harlem backdrop and his heroes in a violent racial cataclysm. The manuscript, entitled Plan B, is that novel. It was edited and published in France, where it was widely hailed as an unfinished masterpiece by readers and critics alike. This new edition, appearing for the first time in the United States, includes an introduction by Michel Fabre (The Sorbonne) and Robert E. Skinner (Xavier University), who have prepared Plan B for publication.
Richard Wright, a primary bibliography by Charles T Davis ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Chester Himes by Chester B Himes ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Richard Wright reader by Richard Wright ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
"A miniature panorama of the career of a writer whose immense talent was matched only by his humanity."--Cover.
The French critical reception of African-American literature : from the beginnings to 1970 : an annotated bibliography by Michel Fabre ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Chester Himes : an annotated primary and secondary bibliography by Michel Fabre ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Africa to America to Paris the migration of black writers ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Traces the path of African-American literature from the shores of the U.S. to the Left Bank of Paris at the end of World War II through the late 1960s. The program provides context by first exploring the New Orleans salon poetry of Desdunes and then discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. after the Harlem Renaissance. This program primarily traces the lives of James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Chester Himes who immigrated to Paris seeking greater intellectual freedom. Includes remembrances of fellow artists and readings from their diaries and works.
Harlem, ville noire by Michel Fabre ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Les Littératures de langue anglaise depuis 1945 : Grande-Bretagne, Etats-Unis, Commonwealth ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Penser la formation by Michel Fabre ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Esclaves et planteurs dans le Sud américain au XIXe siècle by Michel Fabre ( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in French and held by 78 libraries worldwide
La rive noire : de Harlem à la Seine by Michel Fabre ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in French and Undetermined and held by 75 libraries worldwide
La rive noire : les écrivains noirs américains à Paris, 1830-1995 by Michel Fabre ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Depuis les anneés 1830, quand les riches créoles de couleur de La Nouvelle-Orléans venaient étudier ou faire carrière à Paris, la France a représenteé pour les Noirs américains une terre de liberté. Arrivés sur les champs de bataille de la Grande Guerre avec le jazz dans leurs bagages, ils ont par la suite représenté une présence culturelle constante. Aux heures difficiles du maccarthysme, les expatriés se réunissaient dans les cafés du Quartier latin autour de Richard Wright, Chester Himes et William Gardner Smith tandis que James Baldwin cherchait son identité à Belleville Très écorné par la colonisation, puis par la guerre d'Algérie et la montée du racisme, le mythe de la France libérale et accueillante pour les écrivains et les artistes noirs américains subsiste encore aux anneées du Pouvoir noir. Il est perceptible à travers les impressions et les œuvres de contemporains dont de nombreuses citations enrichissent ce panorama. Dans une prose alerte et enthousiaste, cette chronique, pleine d'anecdotes révélatrices, offre des aperçus nuancés sur les rencontres entre cultures française, afro-américaine et africaine.
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