WorldCat Identities

Douglas, Ellen 1921-2012

Works: 58 works in 196 publications in 5 languages and 8,962 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Political fiction  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Signer
Classifications: PS3554.O825, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ellen Douglas
Black cloud, white cloud by Ellen Douglas( )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rock cried out by Ellen Douglas( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the beginning of 1971 and Alan McLaurin, at twenty-two a young idealist and aspiring poet, dreaming of solitude and longing for the wintry smell of cedar and pine he knew growing up in rural Mississippi, has left Boston behind to return to what remains of his family's ancestral homeplace in Chickasaw Ridge. He finds the small closed community still haunted by memories of 1964, when civil rights activists fought for integration while the Ku Klux Klan roamed the back roads. It was during that summer that a local black church was destroyed by arsonists and that Alan's beloved cousin Phoebe was killed in a mysterious car crash along with the wife of his black friend Sam Daniels
A lifetime burning by Ellen Douglas( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age 62, Corinne must grapple with the most painful truth that her lifelong passion--which is anyone's passion, to love and be loved, body and soul--could burn unquenched forever. Gripping, smart, suspenseful, and at times, wonderfully witty, Douglas's widely acclaimed novel forms a searching and searing record of love, anger, confession and discovery
Where the dreams cross by Ellen Douglas( )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nat Stonebridge returns to her Mississippi hometown after her marriage ends and is faced with a test of her convictions and the conventions of society
Can't quit you, baby by Ellen Douglas( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two women - one rich, white and pampered; the other poor, black, and world-weary - share a Mississippi kitchen for fifteen years, rolling out piecrusts, peeling figs, and making conversation. Cornelia is the mistress of the house, born lucky, overseeing a seemingly perfect world of smooth surfaces and stubborn silences. Tweet, her housekeeper, is a woman with a ghost-ridden past, a born storyteller who weaves spellbinding tales of a world suffused with violence and evil. As the years go by, each endures moments of uncertainty , of despair; each, in her time of deepest need, will be rescued by the other." -- book cover
Apostles of light by Ellen Douglas( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elderly couple in this fine novel, a retired schoolteacher and the doctor with whom she has had a lifelong, tender love affair, find that, almost by accident, they have forfeited control of their own lives. Trapped in a nursing home, they are the victims of the biblical "apostles of light," the deceitful do-gooders who profess righteousness. In subtle, elegant prose Ellen Douglas recounts a gripping story of their brave attempt to free themselves from a dreadful plight. They must confront both their corrupt and evil custodians and their well-meaning younger relatives who are tempted by greed, ambition, cowardice, and indifference
A family's affairs by Ellen Douglas( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-generation story affirming the values of family living and set in a small town in Mississippi. Winner of the Houghton Mifflin-Esquire Fellowship Award, 1961
Black cloud, white cloud; two novellas and two stories by Ellen Douglas( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native soil by Jack Spencer( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Will "Cooter" Branch from Coila, Mississippi, Isaac from Hollywood, S.C., other photos from South Carolina and some photos from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Virginia, but mainly people and scenes from Mississippi
The magic carpet and other tales by Ellen Douglas( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of twenty tales and myths, chosen because the Mississippi artist had designed the linoleum block prints used here for them years before
The Signet classic book of Southern short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents thirty-three stories by Southern writers--half by women and one third by blacks--that capture the richness and complexities of Southern life
Walker Percy's The last gentleman by Ellen Douglas( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long night by Ellen Douglas( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon of violence by Ellen Douglas( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final report on supercomputer research : 15 November 1983 to 31 May 1988 by Ellen Douglas( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "This report documents DARPA-supported supercomputer research in Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department during the period 15 November 1983 through 30 September 1987, extended to 31 May 1988. Each chapter discusses one of four major research areas. Sections within each chapter present the area's general context, the specific problems addressed, our contributions and their significance, and an annotated bibliography. The research areas and their main objectives are: [1] SuperComputer Workbench [SCW]: Develop a multiprocessor operating system, programming environment, and instrumentation environment to support multiprocessor computing research ; [2] Systolic Array Machine [SAM]: Develop a powerful computational engine using systolic architectures and interconnections tailored to specific tasks ; [3] Production System Machine [PSM]: Explore the use of parallel architectures for production systems and develop a machine especially for production systems ; [4] Command Action Team [CAT]: Continue work on a knowledge-based expert system designed to assess and monitor threats to a carrier group."
Familjekretsen by Ellen Douglas( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth : four stories I am finally old enough to tell by Ellen Douglas( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In four haunting family stories, Ellen Douglas seeks to track down the truth--about herself, about her white Mississippi forebears, about their relationships to black Mississippians, and ultimately about their guilt as murderers of helpless slaves. Progressively searching further and further back in time, each of these four family tales involves collusion and secrets. In "Grant," a randy old uncle dying in the author's house is nursed by a beautiful black woman while his white family watches from a "respectful" distance. Who loves him better? When truth is death, who is braver facing it? In "Julia and Nellie," very close cousins make "a marriage in all but name" back in the days of easy scandal. The nature of the liaison never mentioned, the family waives its Presbyterian morality in the face of family deviance. In "Hampton," her grandmother's servant, who has constructed a world closed to whites, evades the author's tentative efforts at a meeting of minds. And finally, in "On Second Creek," Douglas confronts her obsession with the long-lost--or -buried--facts of the "examination and execution" of slaves who may or may not have plotted an uprising. Having published fiction for four decades, here she crosses over into the mirror world of historical fact. It's a book, she says, "about remembering and forgetting, seeing and ignoring, lying and truth-telling." It's about secrets, judgments, threats, danger, and willful amnesia. It's about the truth in fiction and the fiction in "truth." Praise for Ellen Douglas: "It's possible to think that some people were simply born to write. Ellen Douglas is just such a writer."--Richard Ford; "Proust wrote in one of his last letters, 'one must never be afraid of going too far, for the truth is beyond.' Ellen Douglas has taken this very much to heart and has sought the truth in a region beyond falsehood; through falsehood, in effect. It's a fascinating performance."--Shelby Foote
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2000( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether it's the bodybuilder who picks up energy in the air, the rich girl who sees potential in the beer-drinking factory worker at her father's cardboard plant, the girl who turns against her evangelist father to find the real Jesus, the aunt with a withered arm who may have influenced Flannery O'Connor, the feminist scholar trying to reason with a good old boy, or the young MFA student determined to write a good story, this year's collection is about the connections these Southerners will to happen. Each story, as Ellen Douglas's thoughtful preface says, testifies to our need to "feel and understand the significance of the buzzing blooming dying chaos of our experience." This fifteenth edition is rich with unforgettable characters and full of great moments of comedy and tragedy. Twenty writers tell their stories in this year's NSFS: A. Manette Ansay, Wendy Brenner, D. Winston Brown, Robert Olen Butler, Cathy Day, R.H.W. Dillard, Tony Earley, Clyde Edgerton, William Gay, Tim Gautreaux, Allan Gurganus, John Holman, Romulus Linney, Thomas H. McNeely, Christopher Miner, Chris Offutt, Margo Rabb, Karen Sagstetter, Mary Helen Stefaniak, Melanie Sumner. Each selection is accompanied by a look into the origin of the story. Readers will also find an updated list of magazines consulted by the editor for this edition and a complete list of all the stories selected each year since the series' genesis in 1986
Witnessing by Ellen Douglas( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In prize-winning fiction and nonfiction of searching power, compassion, and wit, for more than forty years Ellen Douglas has been exploring the lives of Southerners, the prosperous and the poor, white and black, male and female. Sixteen essays that lyrically affirm writer Ellen Douglas's lifelong role as a witness to humanity and history
Le brasier d'une vie [roman] by Ellen Douglas( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.00 for Foote, Dou ... to 0.95 for Familjekre ...)

Black cloud, white cloud
The rock cried outA lifetime burningWhere the dreams crossCan't quit you, babyApostles of lightA family's affairsNative soilThe magic carpet and other tales
Alternative Names
Ayres, Josephine Chamberlain

Ayres, Josephine Chamberlain 1921-2012

Douglas, Ellen

Douglas, Ellen pseud

Ellen Douglas Amerikaans auteur

Ellen Douglas écrivaine américaine

Ellen Douglas escriptora estatunidenca

Ellen Douglas escritora estadounidense

Ellen Douglas US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Haxton, Josephine

Haxton, Josephine Ayres.

Haxton Josephine Ayres 1921-....

Haxton, Josephine Ayres 1921-2012

الن داگلاس نویسنده آمریکایی

إلين دوغلاس كاتب أمريكي

English (163)

French (3)

German (2)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)