WorldCat Identities

Allison, Dorothy

Overview
Works: 41 works in 223 publications in 12 languages and 12,886 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Biography  Poetry  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Film adaptations  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3551.L453, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Dorothy Allison
 
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Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 3,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bone, an illegitimate child in a family of social outcasts, sees her mother's happiness with her new husband and will not tell when the stepfather begins abusing her in the 1950s
Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison( Book )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Georgia woman who abandoned her family to become a singer in California, returns 10 years later. It happens after Delia Byrd's new man dies in an accident, leaving her with a child. The novel describes the family's adjustment, including that of her teen daughters. By the author of Bastard Out of Carolina
Two or three things I know for sure by Dorothy Allison( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, Dorothy Allison takes a probing look at her family's history to give us a lyrical, complex memoir that explores how the gossip of one generation can become legends for the next. Illustrated with photographs from the author's personal collection, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure tells the story of the Gibson women - sisters, cousins, daughters, and aunts - and the men who loved them, often abused them, and, nonetheless, shared their destinies
Trash by Dorothy Allison( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface: Deciding to live -- River of names -- "The meanest woman ever left Tennessee"--Mama -- Gospel song -- I'm working on my charm -- Steal away -- Monkeybites -- Don't tell me you don't know -- Demon lover -- Her thighs -- The muscle of the mind -- Violence against women begins at home -- A lesbian appetite
Sandra Cisneros( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandra Cisneros reads her story "Eleven" and other works and is interviewed by Dorothy Allison on Oct. 8, 1996
IdaApplebroog : nothing personal, paintings 1987-1997 by Ida Applebroog( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women who hate me : poetry, 1980-1990 by Dorothy Allison( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Razor sharp, angry, and full of passion, Dorothy Allison stands her ground and refuses to leave any of the hard stuff behind. Whether writing about her dirt-poor Southern childhood, its brutalities and its love, or her lesbian lust--her outlaw sexuality--her poetry is cheeky, touching, and on target as she speaks the truth to the women she loves."--Jacket
Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison( Recording )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delia Byrd returns home to Cayro, Georgia where she had left the husband who turned on her and abandoned her two daughters. She brings her third daughter, Cissy, with her and as the past uncoils into the present all four women come to terms with themselves and each other
Cavedweller( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Delia, a determined young mother who decides to return to her rural southern hometown after the unexpected death of her second husband. There she must face the two daughters and abusive husband she abandoned a decade ago
Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison( Recording )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about the men and women in Greenville, South Carolina
Nightwood by Djuna Barnes( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Robin Vote, first married to Felix Volkbein, an eccentric aristocrat, and then the lover of Nora Flood and the larcenous Jenny Petherbridge
Lai zi ka luo lai na si sheng nu by Dorothy Allison( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman psychologique (intime)
The women who hate me by Dorothy Allison( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two or three things but nothing for sure( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Dorothy Allison reads excerpts from Two or three things I know for sure, Skin, and Trash
Trash : stories and poems by Dorothy Allison( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skin : talking about sex, class & literature by Dorothy Allison( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays from award-winning author Dorothy Allison about identity, gender politics, and queer theory, now with a new prefaceLambda Award and American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award-winning author Dorothy Allison is known for her bold and insightful writing on issues of class and sexuality. In Skin, she approaches these topics through twenty-three impassioned essays that explore her identity-from her childhood in a poor family in South Carolina to her adult life as a lesbian in the suburbs of New York-and her sexuality. In "Gun Crazy," Allison delves into what
Trash by Dorothy Allison( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent." In addition to Allison's classic stories, this new edition of Trash features "Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories," an introduction in which Allison discusses the writing of Trash and "Compassion," a never-before-published short story. First published in 1988, the award-winning Trash showcases Allison at her most fearlessly honest and startlingly vivid. The limitless scope of human emotion and experience are depicted in stories that give aching and eloquent voice to the terrible wounds we inflict on those closest to us. These are tales of loss and redemption; of shame and forgiveness; of love and abuse and the healing power of storytelling. A book that resonates with uncompromising candor and incandescence, Trash is sure to captivate Allison's legion of readers and win her a devoted new following
Venus in vlam : de mooiste verhalen over de damesliefde( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloemlezing van lesbische verhalen en romanfragmenten uit de 20e-eeuwse binnen- en buitenlandse literatuur
Dorothy Allison by Dorothy Allison( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allison talks about writing, Southern writers and Southern literature
Bastard out of Carolina( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Born an illegitimate child to a young mother, "Bone" grows up poor in South Carolina in the 1950s. When her mother marries, her new stepfather becomes jealous of the powerful bond between mother and daughter
 
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Alternative Names
Dorothy Allison Amerikaans auteur

Dorothy Allison amerikansk poet

Dorothy Allison US-amerikanische Autorin

アリスン, ドロシー

ドロシー・アリソン

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CavedwellerTwo or three things I know for sureTrashIdaApplebroog : nothing personal, paintings 1987-1997The women who hate me : poetry, 1980-1990CavedwellerCavedwellerBastard out of Carolina