WorldCat Identities

Selvon, Samuel

Overview
Works: 109 works in 521 publications in 4 languages and 10,328 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Social problem films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Dedicatee, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9272.9.S4, 813
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Samuel Selvon
 
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The lonely Londoners by Samuel Selvon( Book )

90 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the brilliant, sharp, witty pen of Sam Selvon, this is a classic award-winning novel of immigrant life in London in the 1950s
A brighter sun by Samuel Selvon( Book )

59 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delvis selvbiografisk roman fra Trinidad
Moses ascending by Samuel Selvon( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses thinks he's got it made. Originally a poor Caribbean immigrant, he is now the proud landlord of a ramshackle house in Shepherd's Bush, London. He has visions of being master of his own domain, writing memoirs while his trusty sidekick and handyman, Bob, does all the work. But Moses's problems are far from over
Turn again Tiger by Samuel Selvon( Book )

27 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1958, this novel tells the continuing story of Tiger and Urmilla, a young Trinidadian couple struggling to lead an independent life away from traditional Indian ways. When Tiger's father claims to have a promotion as a supervisor on a sugar estate and begs his son to work as his book keeper, Tiger reluctantly agrees. The year spent working in the hated cane fields and being treated with demeaning contempt by the white overseer tests Tiger and his marriage to the core, but ultimately proves the provocation to true independence and new clarity in relation to his father, Indian tradition, and whiteness. This is a key exploration of the process of dougla identity the Creolizing of Indo-Caribbean experience and displays the best qualities of Selvon's seemingly casual art
Ways of sunlight by Samuel Selvon( Book )

60 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses migrating by Samuel Selvon( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those who eat the cascadura by Samuel Selvon( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreday morning : selected prose 1946-1986 by Samuel Selvon( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The housing lark by Samuel Selvon( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Battersby, the hero of Selvon's fifth novel, is a West Indian exile in London who encounters both hardships and amusing situations in his search for adequate and reasonably priced shelter. In Housing Lark Selvon explores the plight of the West Indian in the "Mother Country," and the exiles' interactions with English women, the British in general, and each other"--Pub. website
The plains of Caroni by Samuel Selvon( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An island is a world by Samuel Selvon( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1993 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highway in the sun and other plays by Samuel Selvon( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I hear thunder by Samuel Selvon( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eldorado West One by Samuel Selvon( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the dramatic text for seven one-act plays that follow Moses Aloetta, as he tries to save enough money to leave England and return to his native Trinidad, and his friends, who are determined to prevent Moses from accomplishing his goal
A drink of water by Samuel Selvon( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Sam Selvon by Samuel Selvon( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressure( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard-hitting drama of the struggle and disenchantment faced by British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy
Two films by Horace Ové( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressure: "Hailed as Britain's first black feature film, PRESSURE is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, a bright school-leaver, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy"--Container
Die Taugenichtse : Roman by Samuel Selvon( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnival in Trinidad by Samuel Selvon( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.01 for The novels ... to 0.87 for Creolizing ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The lonely Londoners
Alternative Names
Samuel Selvon schrijver uit Trinidad en Tobago (1923-1994)

Selvon, Sam.

Selvon Sam 1923-1994

Selvon , Samuel

Selvon, Samuel 1923-1994

Selvon, Samuel D. 1923-1994

Selvon , Samuel Dickinson

Selvon, Samuel Dickson

Selvon, Samuel Dickson 1923-1994

Селвон, Сэмюэл

Languages
English (406)

German (9)

French (6)

Italian (1)

Covers
A brighter sunMoses ascendingWays of sunlightMoses migratingThose who eat the cascaduraAn island is a worldHighway in the sun and other playsEldorado West One