Most widely held works about Arnold Rampersad
Most widely held works by Arnold Rampersad
Days of grace : a memoir by Arthur Ashe ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and French and held by 3,636 libraries worldwide
A remarkable and inspiring memoir by a remarkable and inspiring human being: Arthur Ashe, embodiment of courage and grace in every aspect of his life, from his triumphs as a great tennis champion and his determined social activism to his ordeal in the face of death, a casualty of AIDS. As he brings us into his childhood in Richmond, Virginia, where he was born in 1943, where his mother died when he was six, and where he was raised by a loving but demanding father who set before his son the goals of self-reliance, discipline, and responsibility. He recalls his exit from the then segregated South and his entry into the world of tennis: a black intruder in an all-white enclave, experiencing from the start every variety of rude or "polite" exclusion and yet becoming, despite it, one of his generation's great players. He takes us inside the tennis world of his championship years and his captaincy of the Davis Cup team. He describes the full emotional shock of the discovery in 1988, in the aftermath of a brain operation, of his infection with AIDs - an infection that was traced back to a transfusion after a heart bypass operation in 1983. He tells what took place when he confided his condition to his wife and to a few close friends and colleagues. And he fully recounts for the first time what happened when, in April 1992, the possibility of a newspaper report forced him to reveal his illness to the world, the ordeal that ensued, and his feelings about it. We see how, during the last five years of his life, Ashe devoted the brilliance and strength that had made him a great tennis champion to the championship of great causes: justice for black men and women, the fight against all prejudice, the battle against AIDS, and active opposition to South Africa's apartheid and to U.S. policy toward Haitians seeking asylum here. With a quiet and moving openness Ashe talks about the athlete's life and about his contemporaries on the tennis court, among them Billie Jean King, Jimmy Connors, and John McEnroe. He gives us vivid images of the separate worlds of men and women on the tour. He addresses straightforwardly the subject of sexual promiscuity in the world of professional sport and the controversies over educational standards for college athletes. He tells us about the burden of race he felt throughout his life, about the comfort he found in his religion and in the spiritual life, about his passionate devotion to his wife and daughter, about the people he has known, about himself. This is the story of a life too soon ended - a memoir that will endure.
The collected poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes ( Book )
33 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 2,778 libraries worldwide
Here, for the first time, is a complete collection of Langston Hughes's poetry - 860 poems that sound the heartbeat of black life in America during five turbulent decades, from the 1920s through the 1960s. The editors, Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, have aimed to recover all of the poems that Hughes published in his lifetime - in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals, and in his books of verse. They present the poems in the general order in which Hughes wrote them, and also provide illuminating notes and a chronology of the poet's life. Arnold Rampersad, the author of the esteemed two-volume biography of Langston Hughes, has written a perceptive and moving introduction that throws light on Langston Hughes's distinctive voice as a poet and the world in which he lived.
The life of Langston Hughes by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
29 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 2,687 libraries worldwide
Profiles one of the most extraordinary writers of the twentieth century, from his birth in Missouri in 1902, through his journeys around the world to the winter of 1941, providing insights into his political views.
Jackie Robinson : a biography by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,596 libraries worldwide
Details the life of the first African American to play baseball in the major-leagues, Jackie Robinson.
Ralph Ellison : a biography by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,991 libraries worldwide
The definitive biography of an important American cultural intellectual of the twentieth century--Ralph Ellison, author of the masterpiece Invisible Man. In 1953, Ellison's explosive story of a young black man's search for truth and identity catapulted him to national prominence. Ellison earned many honors, but his failure to publish a second novel, despite years of striving, haunted him for the rest of his life. Rampersad, the first scholar given complete access to Ellison's papers, provides a complex portrait of an unusual artist and human being. This biography describes a man of magnetic personality who counted Saul Bellow, Langston Hughes, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Richard Wilbur, Albert Murray, and John Cheever among his closest friends; a man whose life and art were shaped mainly by his unyielding desire to produce magnificent art and by his resilient faith in the moral and cultural strength of America.--From publisher description.
The Oxford anthology of African-American poetry ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,695 libraries worldwide
A literary portrait of contrasting visions and styles covers the key issues important to the African-American experience, including poetry on slavery, the South, protest and resistance, music and religion, spirituality, sexuality and love, and the idea of Africa.
Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,638 libraries worldwide
A brief profile of African American poet Langston Hughes accompanies some of his better known poems for children.
The collected works of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.
The art and imagination of W.E.B. Du Bois by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and French and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
Slavery and the literary imagination ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Melville's Israel Potter: a pilgrimage and progress by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Richard Wright : a collection of critical essays ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Langston Hughes the dream keeper ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Explores the life and work of American writer Langston Hughes. Examines the role of race in his poetry, the influence of jazz and blues on development of his poetic vision, and his efforts to fulfill the writer's duties to his society. Includes appearances by Hughes and performances of his poetry, combined with discussions by Arnold Rampersad and James Baldwin.
The life of Langston Hughes. Volume I, 1902-1941, I, too, sing America by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
The life of Langston Hughes. Volume II, 1941-1967, I dream a world by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
The poems, 1951-1967 by Langston Hughes ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The poems, 1921-1940 by Langston Hughes ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Later simple stories by Langston Hughes ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
The short stories by Langston Hughes ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Essays on art, race, politics and world affairs by Langston Hughes ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
African American arts African American athletes African American authors African American baseball players African American novelists African American poets African Americans African Americans--Intellectual life African Americans--Social life and customs AIDS (Disease)--Patients American literature American literature--African American authors American poetry--African American authors American Revolution (1775-1783) Ashe, Arthur Authors, American Baseball players Biographical films Biography Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) Children's poetry, American Children's stories Criticism, interpretation, etc. Documentary films Drama Du Bois, W. E. B.--1868-1963 Ellison, Ralph Essays Fiction Harlem Renaissance History Hughes, Langston,--1902-1967 Hurston, Zora Neale Intellectual life Juvenile works Large type books Literary collections Literature New York (State)--New York--Harlem Novelists, American Poetry Poets, American Potter, Israel,--1744-1826? Race awareness Race relations Robinson, Jackie,--1919-1972 Slavery Tennis players United States Wright, Richard,--1908-1960