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Davis, Thadious M. 1944-

Overview
Works: 136 works in 284 publications in 2 languages and 12,290 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Bio-bibliography  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS153.N5, 810.9896
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thadious M Davis
Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn by J. S Leonard( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,240 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 fiction writers after 1955 by Thadious M Davis( Book )

14 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,190 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
Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiled by Thadious M Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 1,174 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
Afro-American writers after 1955 : dramatists and prose writers by Thadious M Davis( Book )

18 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 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 by Trudier Harris( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,112 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 from the Harlem Renaissance to 1940( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on African-American men and women of letters whose works reflected a self-conscious striving to change popular perceptions of their people - to change racist attitudes; to preserve African heritage; diminish isolation between races; and to nurture distinctive racial characteristics
Afro-American writers before the Harlem renaissance( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,020 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
Faulkner's "Negro" : art and the southern context by Thadious M Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Games of property : law, race, gender, and Faulkner's Go down, Moses by Thadious M Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 544 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
Southscapes : geographies of race, region, & literature by Thadious M Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 253 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
Quicksand by Nella Larsen( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 230 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."--Jacket
Home/bass by Sterling Plumpp( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a collection of links on the bass guitar. Includes manufacturers of instruments and amplifiers, effects, and accessories. Lists publications and retailers and contains search engines. Links to newsgroups and chat rooms, and provides contact information via e-mail for the author
Afro-American writers, 1940-1955 by Trudier Harris( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 81 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
Tell about the South : voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 72 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
Afro-American writers from the Harlem Renaissance to 1940 by Trudier Harris( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 67 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 before the Harlem renaissance by Trudier Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings of William Faulkner( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 15 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 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of literary biography( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn
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Davis, Thadious.

Davis, Thadious 1944-

Davis, Thadious M.

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Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiledAfro-American writers from the Harlem Renaissance to 1940Games of property : law, race, gender, and Faulkner's Go down, MosesSouthscapes : geographies of race, region, & literatureQuicksandAfro-American writers from the Harlem Renaissance to 1940