WorldCat Identities

Davis, Thadious M. 1944-

Works: 44 works in 171 publications in 3 languages and 12,727 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS153.N5, 810.9896
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thadious M Davis
Afro-American fiction writers after 1955 ( Book )
11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains forty-nine alphabetically arranged essays that provide biographical and critical information about African-American fiction writers active after 1955; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography
Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn by J. S Leonard( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though one of America's best known and loved novels, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has often been the object of fierce controversy because of its racist language and reliance on racial stereotypes. This collection of fifteen essays by prominent African American scholars and critics examines the novel's racist elements and assesses the degree to which Twain's ironies succeed or fail to turn those elements into a satirical attack on racism. Ranging from the laudatory to the openly hostile, these essays include personal impressions of Huckleberry Finn, descriptions of classroom expe
Afro-American writers after 1955 : dramatists and prose writers ( Book )
15 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African-American dramatists and prose writers whose works grew out of or shaped the black arts movement, by creating prose and theatrical works relevant to black Americans. Works that reflect the increasing importance of autobiography and biography for expressing conceptions of self and of the meaning of Afro-American history
Afro-American poets since 1955 ( Book )
11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on African-American poets whose works helped to shape a contemporary literature, but also helped to reclaim, recapture, and reshape a culture, through their inventiveness and wisdom and have invigorated Afro-American and American literature in language, style, form, and substance
Afro-American writers before the Harlem renaissance ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a corollary history of the publishing outlets and efforts of early Afro-American writers writing in the 1920s or before; focuses on how resourceful black writers had to be in order to get their works to the reading public before more substantial and self-sustaining publishing outlets were established
Afro-American writers from the Harlem Renaissance to 1940 by Trudier Harris( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of thirty-four African-American writers active between the Harlem Renaissance and 1940; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography
Afro-American writers, 1940-1955 ( Book )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on black American writers, both major and minor are presented, including poets, dramatists and playwrights. Many of these prominent black writers, whose works are taught and written about today, came to the forefront of the American literary scene during this period. The essays in this volume try to capture the nuances of the lives and literature of that period
Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiled by Thadious M Davis( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nella Larsen (1891-1964) is recognized as one of the most influential, and certainly one of the most enigmatic, writers of the Harlem Renaissance. With the instant success of her two novels, Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929), she became a bright light in New Yorkʼs literary firmament. But her meteoric rise was followed by a surprising fall: In 1930 she was accused of plagiarizing a short story, and soon thereafter she disappeared from both the literary and African American worlds of New York. She lived the rest of her life - more than three decades - out of the public eye, working primarily as a nurse. Thadious Davis has penetrated the fog of mystery that has surrounded Larsen to present a detailed and fascinating account of the life and work of this gifted, determined, yet vulnerable artist. In addition to unraveling the details of Larseʼs personal life, Davis deftly situates the writer within the broader politics and aesthetics of the Harlem Renaissance and analyzes her life and work in terms of the current literature on race and gender
Faulkner's "Negro" : art and the southern context by Thadious M Davis( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Southscapes geographies of race, region, & literature by Thadious M Davis( )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"By interpreting segregation as the central experience for twenty-first century southern literature (just as slavery was for an earlier generation of writers) and by theorizing the interconnected aspects of racial and spatial constructions in the formation of the nation, Davis shows us a way to understand black space--social, spatial, and artistic arenas of creativity--not just in terms of exclusion and of pushing back/reacting against, but as sites of memory and imagination far beyond wounds and danger"--Provided by publisher
Games of property : law, race, gender, and Faulkner's Go down, Moses by Thadious M Davis( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using Faulkner's Go Down Moses as a point of departure, this book explores the conflicting nature of property relations that have slavery in the U.S. at their base and have affected the conceptualizations of rights and representations of African A
Quicksand ; and, Passing by Nella Larsen( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born to an indifferent white mother and an absent black father, and scorned for her dark skin, Helga Crane has long had to fend for herself. As a young woman, Helga teaches at an all-black school in the South, but even here she feels different. Moving to Harlem and eventually to Denmark, she attempts to carve out a comfortable life and place for herself, but ends up back where she started, choosing emotional freedom that quickly translates into a narrow existence."--BOOK JACKET
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Home/bass by Sterling Plumpp( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writings of William Faulkner ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home, the guests talked about the life and his writings, focusing on the Yoknapatawpha County novels and examine Southern culture during the late 1920's and early 1930s
Black writers on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : one hundred years later ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dictionary of literary biography ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Separating fact from self-created fiction in Artist and influence 7:1-58 (1986) by Thadious M Davis( )
in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passing by Nella Larsen( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The beautiful, elegant, and ambitious Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. A light-skinned African American married to a white man unaware of her racial heritage, Clare has severed all ties to her past to become part of white, middle-class society. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, as light-skinned as Clare, has chosen to remain within the African American community. Married to a successful doctor and the mother of two boys, Irene refuses to acknowledge the racism she grew up with and that continues to set limits on her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others and the secret fears they have buried within themselves. From the bookjacket
Dictionary of literary biography by Trudier Harris( Book )
in Multiple languages and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.21 for Dictionary ... to 0.94 for Separating ...)
Alternative Names
Davis, Thadious.
Davis, Thadious 1944-
Davis, Thadious M.