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Douglas, Ellen 1921-2012

Overview
Works: 60 works in 172 publications in 4 languages and 9,152 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Political fiction  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author, Signer
Classifications: PS3554.O825, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ellen Douglas
Can't quit you, baby by Ellen Douglas( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een rijke, blanke vrouw en haar zwarte huishoudster delen vijftien jaar lang lief en leed in de keuken van een landgoed in Mississippi
The rock cried out by Ellen Douglas( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 737 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
Apostles of light by Ellen Douglas( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 736 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 lifetime burning by Ellen Douglas( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 663 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
A family's affairs by Ellen Douglas( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 478 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 )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the dreams cross by Ellen Douglas( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 379 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
Native soil by Jack Spencer( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 303 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
Black cloud, white cloud by Ellen Douglas( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic carpet and other tales by Ellen Douglas( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 225 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 131 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 86 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

Witnessing by Ellen Douglas( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays from four decades show us how Ellen Douglas has been reading the great writers who have shaped her art, and how she has been thinking and feeling about events in the world from which her work draws energy and form. She remembers her youth and family. She tells about the circle of her friends, Shelby Foote, Walker Percy, and others. She transcribes a first-person account of the violence on campus when James Meredith integrated Ole Miss. She looks back at her predecessors, including William Faulkner and the uncelebrated memoirist, Mary Hamilton, whose life in the early lumber camps along the river is no less amazing than any fiction."--Jacket
Truth : four stories I am finally old enough to tell by Ellen Douglas( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 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
Some personal views of fiction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Black Cloud, White Cloud (Author and artist series) by Ellen Douglas( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Native soil
Alternative Names
Ayres, Josephine Chamberlain 1921-2012

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Ellen Douglas Amerikaans auteur

Ellen Douglas écrivaine américaine

Ellen Douglas US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Haxton, Josephine

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Haxton, Josephine Ayres 1921-2012

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Languages
English (142)

Dutch (2)

Swedish (2)

French (1)

Covers
The rock cried outApostles of lightA lifetime burningA family's affairsWhere the dreams crossNative soilBlack cloud, white cloudThe magic carpet and other tales