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Rampersad, Arnold

Overview
Works: 147 works in 449 publications in 3 languages and 26,940 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Annotator, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: PS3515.U274, B
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Most widely held works by Arnold Rampersad
Days of grace : a memoir by Arthur Ashe ( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 4,038 WorldCat member 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 life of Langston Hughes by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
32 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 3,538 WorldCat member 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
The collected poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes ( Book )
37 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 3,356 WorldCat member 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
Jackie Robinson : a biography by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 2,932 WorldCat member 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 )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,077 WorldCat member 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 by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member 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 )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member 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 )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member 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 )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and French and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slavery and the literary imagination ( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melville's Israel Potter: a pilgrimage and progress by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Wright : a collection of critical essays ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African American poetry ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of poems by African-American poets, including Lucille Clifton, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Elizabeth Alexander
Langston Hughes the dream keeper ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Situations from the life of Langston Hughes, with recitations from his poetry
Langston Hughes his life and times ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker and renowned Langston Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad talk about "The Poet Laureate of Harlem" with award-winning filmmaker Bruce Schwartz. Together they discuss experiences that shaped young Langston, how he came to be a writer, the beauty of his writing style, his practice of reaching out to aspiring writers, and the Harlem Renaissance as a literary and cultural watershed. They also discuss the force of religion in Southern Christian African-American communities and "Salvation," Hughes' coming-of-age story as brought to the screen by Schwartz
The life of Langston Hughes by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Days of grace a memoir by Arthur Ashe ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the legendary tennis player, who was an inspiring champion, social activist, AIDS victim and man of courage and grace. Follows his life from his birth in the segregated South through his tennis career and later to his fight for justice and against prejudice
The collected works of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes ( )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Langston Hughes by Arnold Rampersad ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de zwarte Amerikaanse dichter (1902-1967) over de periode 1941-1967
Jackie Robinson [a biography] by Arnold Rampersad ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of one of baseball's most celebrated players chronicles the life of Jackie Robinson from his rural Southern childhood to his early career in the Negro Leagues to his role as the man who broke professional baseball's color barrier
 
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Alternative Names
ランパーサド, アーノルド
Languages
English (209)
French (5)
Japanese (2)
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