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Carter, Martin 1927-1997

Overview
Works: 37 works in 94 publications in 3 languages and 1,157 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9320.9.C3, 811
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin Carter
University of hunger : collected poems & selected prose by Martin Carter( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Guyanese poet Martin Carter (1927-97) was one of the foremost Caribbean writers of the 20th century. Twice imprisoned by the colonial government of British Guiana during the Emergency in the 1950s, he became a minister in Guyana's first independent government during the 60s, representing his country at the United Nations, but resigned in disillusionment after three years to live 'simply as a poet, remaining with the people'. He was one of the first Caribbean poets to write about slavery, Amerindian history and Indian Indentureship in relation to contemporary concerns. Wise, angry and hopeful, Carter's poetry voices a life lived in times of public and private crisis." "Gemma Robinson's helpfully annotated edition is the first Collected Poems of Martin Carter. The selected prose includes key essays on race, colonialism, political action and the role of the poet in a postcolonial society."--BOOK JACKET
Poems of succession by Martin Carter( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of resistance from Guyana by Martin Carter( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Martin Carter by Martin Carter( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poesías escogidas = Selected poems by Martin Carter( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web of October : rereading Martin Carter by Rupert Roopnaraine( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New world: Guyana independence issue( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of affinity, 1978-1980 by Martin Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of resistance by Martin Carter( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and making--victim and vehicle by Martin Carter( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guyana independence issue by Guyana) New World (Georgetown( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation : works of art( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelbrn by Martin Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carter Martin's Kelbrn is a bildungsroman which begins in the early 20th Century when Miles Kelley is a child living on a farm near Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. To the dismay of the child, his alcoholic father sells the farm and moves the family to Madison, where the children can attend the university and he can work on his unsuccessful inventions. Miles joins the submarine corps when America enters World War I. Afterward he lives in New York City, where he works as a reporter and marries a sophisticated gynecologist, Cissy Barr. Her adventurous professional life leads to divorce, after which Miles flees to North Carolina, where his married sister Bea lives. At all stages of his life, Miles confronts an essential loneliness: from the child without control over his circumstances, to entrapment inside a primitive submarine, the sexual onslaught of a beautiful, witty woman, the inescapability of racial prejudice, defeat by the fractured economic system, the moral collapse of a beloved second spouse, and the loss of a child beneath the rapids of a powerful mountain river. In North Carolina he seeks to recapture his childhood experience when he buys an abandoned farm and restores it as a productive dairy, which he names Kelbrn. He marries a gentle young Southern girl, Malinda Evans, whom he calls India. With the help of his black tenant, Jeff Hawkshaw, he invents first a paint for the old house, then, at the urging of his brother-in-law, a textile mill owner, he and Jeff invent an improved textile sizing. Miles hires a local country lawyer to draw up legal arrangements to share his business with Jeff, resulting in an attack by the Ku Klux Klan, who drive Jeff away from his home. Miles sends him and his family to California. When the stock market crashes in 1929, Miles refuses for moral reasons to save part of his fortune by selling his stock in agricultural companies or his own manufacturing plant. He works during the week in cotton mills, leaving his wife and two young sons at Kelbrn. In 1932 he walks from his home to Washington to protest the government's failure to award bonuses to veterans. His family begins to disintegrate as both Miles and Malinda begin drinking to escape their misery and loneliness, and they betray each other sexually as well. After World War II, they experience a bitter divorce. Miles repudiates Kelbrn, giving it to Malinda and her lover, and takes his sons on a cross-continent camping adventure, returning finally to Fon du Lac, where he rents a farm and suffers through a dismal, bitter winter. His friend and former partner, Jeff, writes to him from Corcoran, California, where he had invested his patent proceeds in land. He has become a highly successful truck farmer and offers Miles half of his business, declaring him always to have been his partner. Although Miles moves in with the Hawkshaws, he becomes an eccentric wraith, going away alone into the Sierra Mountains to think and write obscure grille poems, which can be understood only with the aid of a superimposed grid. The theme is always, ironically, an affirmation of life
Republic of Guyana ; broadcast statement by the Minister of Information, Martin Carter, on Friday, August 1, 1969 by Martin Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terror and the time : notes on repressive violence in Guyana by Martin Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hill of fire glows red by Martin Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poemas de afinidad y resistencia by Martin Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poesía by Martin Carter( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republic of Guyana by Martin Carter( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Transcripts of "Africa, West Indies and United States, Black artists and writers, 1962-1967"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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University of hunger : collected poems & selected prose
Alternative Names
Carter, Martin Wylde 1927-1997

Martin Carter Poet

Languages
English (74)

Spanish (9)

Hindi (1)

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Poems by Martin CarterPoesías escogidas = Selected poemsWeb of October : rereading Martin CarterKelbrnThe poems manWeb of October : rereading Martin CarterContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community