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Nordan, Lewis

Overview
Works: 47 works in 124 publications in 6 languages and 7,139 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Interviews  Short stories, American  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: PS3505.A322, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Lewis Nordan
 
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Wolf whistle : a novel by Lewis Nordan( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the author's childhood memories of the murder of Emmett Till, the story of a Mississippi white-trash girl who teaches fourth grade at the Arrow Catcher Elementary School is the story of righteous racism and violence and the 1950s American Southern ethic at work
The sharpshooter blues : a novel by Lewis Nordan( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two youths walk into a store in Arrow Catcher, Mississippi, and are shot. Murder, self-defense or accident? Marshall Chisolm's probe turns into an examination of the violence and loss which result when guns come out to play in a small town. By the author of Wolf Whistle
Lightning song by Lewis Nordan( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on an oddball Southern family living on a llama farm. The hero is Leroy Dearman, 12, whose life changes with the arrival of an uncle, a city slicker who reads porno magazines and seduces Leroy's mother. That gives Leroy ideas regarding a comely majorette. By the author of Sharpshooter Blues
Music of the swamp by Lewis Nordan( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Czech and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ALA Notable Book; Mississippi Arts and Letters Fiction Award. Nordan's fiction invents its own world, a world populated by madly heroic misfits. In MUSIC OF THE SWAMP, he focuses his magic and imagination on a single theme--a boy's utterly helpless love for his utterly hopeless father. "Lordy, Lordy, can Lewis Nordan write!"--Los Angeles Times Book Review; "It is absolute ballad put to page."--Southern Living
Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair : stories by Lewis Nordan( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The all-girl football team : stories by Lewis Nordan( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unusual and humorous collection of short stories about Southern life
Sugar among the freaks : selected stories by Lewis Nordan( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of short stories centers on small-town life in the Mississippi Delta
Tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of violence and sex among rural poor in the American South, the novel was highly controversial in its time. It is the story of Georgia sharecropper Jeeter Lester and his family, who are trapped by the bleak economic conditions of the Depression as well as by their own limited intelligence and destructive sexuality. Its tragic ending is almost foreordained by the characters' inability to change their lives. Caldwell's skillful use of dialect and his plain style made the book one of the best examples of literary naturalism in contemporary American fiction. The novel was adapted as a successful play in 1933
God's little acre by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Georgia dirt farmer believes there is gold on his land, leading him and his sons to spend fifteen years digging holes all over the family farm
Lightning song by Lewis Nordan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi : power of place( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi has always been known for its rich literary and musical heritage even though it also has the highest illiteracy rate of any state. It's been the home of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and Muddy Waters. Today, a new generation of artists is emerging from this place that some say embodies the best of American culture, despite poverty and social ills. Through the artists profiled in this film, Barry Hannah (writer), David Malone (blues musician), Lewis Nordan (writer), Donna Tartt (writer) and Morgan Freeman (actor), we see how the spirit of place inspires their creativity
Attrape-Flèche, Mississippi : roman by Lewis Nordan( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up white in the South, an essay : Lewis Nordan tells why he had to write his novel, Wolf whistle by Lewis Nordan( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breakdown by Lewis Nordan( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

shakespeare's dramatic poetry : its development (1591 - 1606) and its specialization in Cymbeline and the Tempest by Lewis Nordan( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El equipo de fútbol de chicas by Lewis Nordan( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boy with loaded gun : a memoir by Lewis Nordan( Book )

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

Lewis Nordan is famous for his special vision of the Mississippi Delta. His characters, for whom the closest-though hopelessly inadequate-description might be "eccentrics," share the stage with swamp elves and midgets living in the backyard. His fiction is unlike anybody else's and is as dark, hilarious, and affecting as any ever written. It's also writing that lays bare the agony of adolescence and plows, as the Cleveland Plain Dealer once put it, "the fields of puzzling wonder that precede the responsibilities and disappointments of adulthood." What bred and fed Nordan's imagination, his originality, his indefatigable sense of humor? The answers aren't obvious. But now that Lewis Nordan produces, directs, and stars in his own story, we just might find out. Nordan's mother was widowed when he was a baby, and she went back to her home town to remarry and raise her only son "Buddy." Itta Bena, Mississippi, was a prototypical fifties Delta town, so drowsy that even before puberty, Nordan had made his escape plans. What happened next was pretty typical-a stint in the Navy, college in Mississippi, very early marriage, young fatherhood, alcoholism, infidelities, broken hearts. But in Nordan's hands, the typical turns into the transcendent and, at the heart of things, there is always the irrepressible laughter. Horrible things and horribly funny things happen in Boy with Loaded Gun, but it's that heart that leads us through Lewis Nordan's dark tunnel and back into the light
Das Kind, das ein Apfel werden wollte : Roman by Lewis Nordan( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Nordan : humor, heartbreak, and hope by Barbara A Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope examines and celebrates the work of southern writer Lewis & ldquo;Buddy & rdquo; Nordan, whose stories reveal his own pain and humanity and in their honesty force us to recognize ourselves within them. Written by scholars and fiction writers who represent a fascinating range of experience & mdash;from a Shakespearean scholar to English professors to a former student of Nordan & rsquo;s & mdash;this is a rich array of essays, poems, and visual arts in tribute to this increasingly important writer. The collection deepens the base of scholarship on Nordan, and c
Would you shut up, please : an Algonquin short by Lewis Nordan( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- Music of the Swamp. and When Lewis Nordan died in 2012, he was working on a collection of stories. This story, Would You Shut Up, Please, Algonquin is committed to keeping all of Lewis Nordan?s remarkable work available in print and as e-books, to ensure that new generations of readers will continue to discover his wild imagination, his boundless talent, and his singular voice. We hope you?ll enjoy Would You Shut Up, Please and will want to read more from this legendary storyteller
 
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Wolf whistle : a novel
Alternative Names
Lewis Nordan American writer

Lewis Nordan Amerikaans auteur (1939-2012)

Lewis Nordan écrivain américain

Lewis Nordan escriptor estatunidenc

Lewis Nordan escritor estadounidense

Lewis Nordan US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Hochschulprofessor

Nordan, Lewis Alonzo 1939-2012

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The sharpshooter blues : a novelLightning songMusic of the swampSugar among the freaks : selected storiesTobacco roadGod's little acreLightning songBoy with loaded gun : a memoir