WorldCat Identities

Jones, Gayl

Overview
Works: 66 works in 210 publications in 6 languages and 11,254 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic fiction  Poetry  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PS3560.O483, 813.54
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Corregidora by Gayl Jones( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'History and fiction have yielded little about those black slave women who were mistress and breeder to their white owners. There are some facts and figures, but they tell us nothing about the women themselves: their motives, their emotions, and the memories they passed on to their children. Gayl Jones's first novel is a gripping portrait of this harsh sexual and psychological genealogy ... Jones's language is subtle and sinewy, and her imagination sure. 'Everything said in the beginning must be said better than in the beginning.' Ursa (Corregidora) vows. Gayl Jones fulfills that pledge.'--Margo Jefferson, Newsweek
The healing by Gayl Jones( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of black faith healer, Harlan Jane Eagleton as she travels from town to town, curing people. She describes her work and records her observations of human nature. By the author of Eva's Man
Liberating voices : oral tradition in African American literature by Gayl Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva's man by Gayl Jones( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eva's Man is a gripping psychological portrait of a woman unable to love for fear of pain. Imprisoned for the bizarre murder of her lover, Eva Median Canada weaves together memory and fantasy to reveal a life tormented by the brutality of sexual abuse and emotional silence. Brilliantly experimenting with language, Jones infuses her graphic and powerful narrative of the triple yoke of race, class, and gender with a rich musical and oral idiom."--Amazon.com
Mosquito by Gayl Jones( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black woman who works as a truck driver in Texas becomes involved in a new Underground Railroad, helping illegal immigrants in the U.S. By the author of Corregidora
Downhome : an anthology of Southern women writers( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by Southern women. In Tina McElroy Ansa's Sarah, two girls pretend they are their parents making love, while Lee Smith's Tongues of Fire is a portrait of local manners, as when the narrator explains her mother's incessant chatter to fill a void in a conversation, "This was another of Mama's rules: A lady never lets a silence fall."
White rat : short stories by Gayl Jones( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and German and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song for Anninho by Gayl Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In seventeenth-century Brazil there were at least seven fugitive African slave enclaves. Palmares, a settlement of more than 20,000, was the longest to survive, but ultimately was destroyed by the Portuguese, who re-enslaved its inhabitants. This book-length poem is the haunting love story of a black man and woman set in the real Palmares." "Anninho, beloved of Almeyda, is an escaped African slave who settled in Palmares. After the final battle between Palmares and the Portuguese, Almeyda, her breasts cut off by a Portuguese soldier, relates her tale of love and escape to her rescuer, Zibatra, a mystic enchantress, biblical scholar, and medicine woman."--Jacket
Xarque and other poems by Gayl Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hermit-woman : poems by Gayl Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The healing by Gayl Jones( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Harlan Jane Eagleton's transformation from rock star manager to faith healer
The healing ; Corregidora ; Eva's man by Gayl Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chile woman by Gayl Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosquito by Gayl Jones( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corregidora ; Eva's man by Gayl Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Vogelfängerin : Roman by Gayl Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dunkle Melodie : Corregidora, Evas Mann : zwei Romane by Gayl Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B.O.P. (Blacks on paper)( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jevata by Gayl Jones( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corregidora by Gayl Jones( Recording )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Swedish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Corregidora
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The healingLiberating voices : oral tradition in African American literatureEva's manMosquitoDownhome : an anthology of Southern women writersWhite rat : short storiesSong for AnninhoThe healing
Alternative Names
Gayl Jones Amerikaans dichteres

Gayl Jones novelist, poet, playwright, professor, literary critic

Gayl Jones scrittrice, poeta e drammaturga statunitense

قیل جونز

Languages
English (164)

German (8)

Italian (3)

French (2)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)