WorldCat Identities

Fabre, Michel

Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Michel Fabre
 
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 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wright : books and writers by Michel Fabre( )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfinished quest of Richard Wright by Michel Fabre( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the author of "Native Son," that interprets Wright's triumphs and tragedies as a man and writer
The several lives of Chester Himes by Edward Margolies( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,828 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
Richard Wright reader by Richard Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,352 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 )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 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."
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 724 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
À bout de souffle = Breathless( Visual )

6 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in French and held by 700 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
Conversations with Richard Wright by Richard Nathaniel Wright( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of interviews revealing Wright's racial experience and the themes and techniques of his own work
Plan B : a novel by Chester B Himes( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and French and held by 636 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 )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first real reviewing of African-American literature in France began in 1844, when audiences welcomed the romantic dramas of Victor Sejour. With the passing of time, African-American works have become increasingly known in France, where they are now translated almost as soon as they come out in the United States. This bibliography charts the French critical response to African-American literature from the 19th century to 1970. The bulk of the items selected were published between 1900 and 1970, and all were printed in French. The selection has been limited to responses to the works of creative writers, along with some important and influential autobiographical writings. Entries are arranged in chronological sections, and then alphabetically within each section. Annotations summarize the critical views expressed in the work cited. As a whole, the bibliography is a valuable guide to changing French critical attitudes toward African-American literature and is an index to the growing popularity of African-American literature in France
Chester Himes : an annotated primary and secondary bibliography by Michel Fabre( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in the city of light : African-American artists in Paris, 1945-1965 by Studio Museum in Harlem( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les noirs americains by Michel Fabre( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 161 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 156 WorldCat member 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 )

6 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-time hood kills a police officer and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police, leading to a deadly conclusion
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 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.04 for Joyce Ann ... to 0.85 for La rive no ...)

From Harlem to Paris : Black American writers in France, 1840-1980
Covers
Richard Wright : books and writersThe unfinished quest of Richard WrightThe several lives of Chester HimesRichard Wright readerFrom Harlem to Paris : Black American writers in France, 1840-1980A bout de souffle = BreathlessConversations with Richard WrightPlan B : a novel
Alternative Names
Fabre, Michel

Fabre, Michel (1933- ).

Fabre, Michel 1933-2007

Fabre, Michel J.

Fabre, Michel J. 1933-2007

Michel Fabre schrijver

Languages
English (123)

French (49)

Spanish (5)