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Fabre, Michel

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Most widely held works by Michel Fabre
The world of Richard Wright by Michel Fabre( )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wright : books and writers by Michel Fabre( )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The several lives of Chester Himes by Edward Margolies( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member 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
The unfinished quest of Richard Wright by Michel Fabre( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the author of "Native Son," that interprets Wright's triumphs and tragedies as a man and writer
Richard Wright reader by Richard Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part II: Fiction -- Long Black song -- Fire and cloud. Lawd today [excerpt] -- Native son [excerpt] -- The man who lived underground -- The outsider [excerpt] -- Savage holiday [excerpt] -- Big Black good man -- The long dream [excerpt] -- Black Boy (excerpt) -- Joe Louis Uncovers Dynamite -- Blueprint for Negro Writing -- Letters: Richard Wright/Burton Rascoe -- Richard Wright/David L. Cohn -- Richard Wright/Antonio Frasconi -- Review: Wars I Have Seen / Gertrude Stein -- There's Always Another Cafe -- Black Power (excerpt) -- Pagan Spain (excerpt) -- 12 Million Black Voices -- Poetry: I Have Seen Black Hands -- Between the World and Me -- Red Clay Blues -- The FB Eye Blues -- Haikus -- Long Black Song -- Fire and Cloud -- Lawd Today (excerpt) -- Native Son (excerpt) -- The Man Who Lived Underground -- The Outsider (excerpt) -- Savage Holiday (excerpt) -- Big Black Good Man -- The Long Dream (excerpt) -- Chronology -- Bibliography
From Harlem to Paris : Black American writers in France, 1840-1980 by Michel Fabre( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This plodding, academic study uses accounts from more than 60 African American writers--Countee Cullen, James Baldwin, Chester Himes et al.--to explain why they were more readily accepted socially in Paris than in America. Fabre (The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright) shows that French/black American affinity started in pre-Civil War New Orleans (and not, as the title suggests, in Harlem), when illegitimate mulattos with inheritances from French slave-owners sent their children to Paris to be educated. The book concludes that acceptance and appreciation of black Americans were based largely of French distaste both for white Americans, whom the French found egotistical, and for black Africans, with whom the French had a bitter "mutual colonial history."
Conversations with Richard Wright by Richard Wright( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of interviews revealing Wright's racial experience and the themes and techniques of his own work
À bout de souffle( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in French and held by 701 WorldCat member 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
Plan B : a novel by Chester B Himes( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Chester Himes by Chester B Himes( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late African-American novelist Chester Himes (1909-1984) is well known both in America and Europe for his moving depictions of black men destroyed by a pervasive racism and for darkly humorous stories of Harlem's underworld. His novels and stories are all the more striking because they are infused with his own varied experiences as a petty criminal, convict, writer, and expatriate. Himes was equally revealing in the many interviews he granted during his long and tumultuous career in America and France."--BOOK JACKET. "Himes displays a remarkable candor in all his interviews. Although he never involved himself in any of the black political movements of his lifetime, he did not flinch from speaking his mind about racial politics in America. He was straightforward, as well, in speaking about his relationships with other black writers. As a contemporary of Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, he could be brutally direct in his opinions of them and their work. He leavens such criticism by being equally frank about himself and his shortcomings."--BOOK JACKET. "Compiled here for the first time and drawn from many sources, these interviews span Himes's career and present a bold picture of a proud, brilliant, and combative man who commands both attention and respect."--BOOK JACKET
The French critical reception of African-American literature : from the beginnings to 1970 : an annotated bibliography by Michel Fabre( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chester Himes : an annotated primary and secondary bibliography by Michel Fabre( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esclaves et planteurs dans le sud américain au XIXe siècle by Michel Fabre( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in French and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa to America to Paris : the migration of black writers( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program 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 discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. After the Harlem Renaissance, an increasingly hostile climate drove writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright to Paris, where liberal racial attitudes allowed for greater artistic expression. This program traces their lives in France through remembrances of fellow artists and readings from their diaries and works
Les noirs americains by Michel Fabre( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlem, ville noire by Michel Fabre( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À bout de souffle by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member 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
La rive noire : de Harlem à la Seine by Michel Fabre( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in French and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Littératures de langue anglaise depuis 1945 : Grande-Bretagne, Etats-Unis, Commonwealth( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in French and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From Harlem to Paris : Black American writers in France, 1840-1980
Alternative Names
Fabre, Michel

Fabre, Michel (1933- ).

Fabre, Michel 1933-2007

Fabre, Michel J.

Fabre, Michel J. 1933-2007

Languages
English (127)

French (60)

Spanish (6)

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Richard Wright : books and writersThe several lives of Chester HimesThe unfinished quest of Richard WrightRichard Wright readerFrom Harlem to Paris : Black American writers in France, 1840-1980Conversations with Richard WrightPlan B : a novelConversations with Chester Himes