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McPherson, James Alan 1943-2016

Overview
Works: 61 works in 156 publications in 6 languages and 6,370 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories  History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Educational films  Art  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, wpr, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.A325, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Alan McPherson
Elbow room : stories by James Alan McPherson( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories explore the borders between black and white America as they are crossed and known by students and Peace Corps volunteers of the 1960s, failed preachers, young punks, jealous lovers, and others
Hue and cry; short stories by James Alan McPherson( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debut collection by the influential African American author includes the title story, in which a white narrator is forced to struggle with the issue of his own identity when he falls in love with a black woman
Fathering daughters : reflections by men by DeWitt Henry( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, nineteen writers discuss various aspects of parenting their daughters, including birth, marriage, gender differences in child development, mixed racial heritage, divorce, the daughter's first boyfriend, racism, depression, the Recovered Memory movement and false allegations of sexual abuse, foreign adoption, and more
Railroad : trains and train people in American culture( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of Breece D'J Pancake by Breece D'J Pancake( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel verhalen die zich afspelen in West-Virginia (VS) in een verlaten mijngebied waar de bewoners met lede ogen aanzien hoe hun leven vastloopt
The best American short stories 1973 : & the yearbook of the American short story( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes twenty short stories by some of the best American writers
James Alan McPherson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McPherson speaks about the frustrations of writing and offers his views on a variety of subjects including black studies and creative writing
Short stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories by Anne Marie Hacht( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles fourteen commonly studied short stories by such authors as Annie Proulx, Katherine Anne Porter, and Raymond Carver, providing plot summaries, author biographies, analysis, historical context, and criticism for each, as well as research ideas and lists of media adaptations
A region not home : reflections from exile by James Alan McPherson( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Region Not Home: Reflections from Exile is a collection of McPherson's essays that cover a broad spectrum of his intellectual pursuits."--Jacket
The story of Canada's farm writers, 1955-1978 by James Alan McPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James McPherson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a short story writer, McPherson considers folklore to be a valuable source of wisdom and insight. He discusses the ancient tradition of storytelling and its relevance to today. He speaks frankly about the frustrations of writing and offers his opinion on a variety of topics
Antologija američke novele XX stoljeća( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Croatian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of the Civil War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It began with the Battle of Fort Sumter in 1861 and ended four years later with the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and the eradication of slavery in America. Based on the writings of Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson, Images of the Civil War features the acclaimed artwork of Mort Künstler and dramatic re-enactments that bring the infamous war between the States to life. Künstler's work is known for its stunning attention to detail and its historical accuracy. Here, his paintings and illustrations offer a unique view of Civil War scenes that were not captured by the battlefield photographers and artists of the day, while stirring re-enactments portray the chaos and brutality of famous events like Pickett's charge and the Irish brigade's stand at Fredericksburg"--Container
The Irish Republican Army by James Alan McPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting racial difference by James Alan McPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakebigoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hue and Cry is the remarkably mature and agile debut story collection from James Alan McPherson, one of America's most venerated, most original writers. McPherson's characters -- gritty, jazzy, authentic, and pristinely rendered -- give voice to unheard struggles along the dividing lines of race and poverty in subtle, fluid prose that bears no trace of sentimentality, agenda, or apology
Susan Sontag ; James McPherson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1st program Susan Sontag talks about her writing, seeing writers as guardians of the language. In the 2nd program James Alan McPherson discusses the value of folklore in short story writing
The story of Canada's farm writers by James Alan McPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Contract Buyers League by James Alan McPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crabcakes by James Alan McPherson( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With Crabcakes, James Alan McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Elbow Room, marks his reentry into the literary world after a twenty-year absence. McPherson revisits in Crabcakes the years since he first left Georgia as a young man, retracing memories of people and relationships in moments of startling and searing introspection. His meditations on the past - his migration from the deep South of his birth to his travels as a waiter on the Great Northern Railroad, his years at Harvard Law School, in Baltimore, and, most recently, in Iowa - reflect his deep sensitivity to those who, like himself, experience life as outsiders of one kind or another. McPherson, an African American, hungers for community, for a secure place in an era characterized by mass migration and displacement in a society that subordinates and marginalizes some of its members and privileges acquisition over human connection. It is as a lecturer at a university in Japan that McPherson dramatically discovers a clearing in his oppressive sense of dislocation and void. He finds the redemption he has sought in the nearly spiritualized Japanese ritual of neighboring - caring for one's neighbor - and he embraces the Japanese psychological and emotional habits supporting this web of community. The Japanese emphasis on behaving "naturally" is, he writes, fundamentally absent from American racial relations, where one group's interpretation of another's gestures toward the outside world is easily distorted and is often cause for rejection and anger. The rift between black and white Americans is especially "unnatural"; the inability of one to sympathize with the humanity of the other has thwarted the formation of genuine community in our culture. McPherson's illuminating story offers, time and again, images of binding together, caring, consoling, and inclusiveness among individuals whose lives are quite different. Contemplating his own culture through the prism of another, he moves toward community and away from alienation
 
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Fathering daughters : reflections by men
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Hue and cry; short storiesFathering daughters : reflections by menThe stories of Breece D'J PancakeShort stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short storiesA region not home : reflections from exileCrabcakesA region not home : reflections from exile