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Smith, Valerie 1956-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 199 publications in 1 language and 10,401 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Satirical literature  Mathematical fiction  Reference works  Novellas  Bildungsromans  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: QA699, 530.11
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Valerie Smith
African American writers by Valerie Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirty-four critical and biographical essays on African-American writers, ranging from slave narratives to contemporary feminist authors, each including a selected bibliography
African American writers( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains fifty-two alphabetically arranged articles that provide information about significant African-American authors, each with a biographical overview, a survey of principal writings, an assessment of the subject's work as a whole, and a bibliography; and includes three additional topical essays, and an index
Toni Morrison : writing the moral imagination by Valerie Smith( )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this compelling new study, Valerie Smith analyzes the celebrated fiction of Morrison in relation to her critical writing about the process of reading and writing literature, the relationship between readers and writers, and the cultural contributions of African-American literature"--
The Columbia history of the American novel( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wright's Native son( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays on Wright's novel, arranged chronologically in the order of their original publication
Self-discovery and authority in Afro-American narrative by Valerie Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing Blackness : issues in film and video( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection provide a variety of perspectives on black representation and questions of racial authenticity in mainstream as well as African American independent cinema. This volume includes seminal essays on racial stereotypes, trenchant critiques of that disclosure, original essays on important directors such as Haile Gerima and Charles Burnett, and an insightful discussion of black gay and lesbian film and video
New essays on Song of Solomon by ANON( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Novel series provides students of American literature with introductory critical guides to great works of American literature. Each volume begins with a substantial introduction by a distinguished authority on the text, giving details of the work's composition, publication history, and contemporary reception, as well as a survey of the major critical trends and readings from first publication to the present. This overview is followed by a group of new
Not just race, not just gender : Black feminist readings by Valerie Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the nineteenth century articulations of Sojourner Truth to contemporary thinkers like Patricia J. Williams, Black feminists have always recognized the mutual dependence of race and gender. Detailing these connections, Not Just Race, Not Just Gender explores the myriad ways race and gender shape lives and social practices
The Norton Anthology of African American literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborating on The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, editors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay have compiled what may be the definitive collection of its kind. Organized chronologically, the massive work gathers writings from six periods of black history: slavery and freedom; Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance; Realism, Naturalism and Modernism; the Black Arts Movement and the period since the 1970s. The work begins with the vernacular tradition of spirituals, gospel and the blues; continues through work songs, jazz and rap; ranges through sermons and folktales; and embraces letters and journals, poetry, short fiction, novels, autobiography and drama
Sarah Phillips by Andrea Lee( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel, in the words of its title character, is set in 'the hermetic world of the old-fashioned black bourgeoisie -- a group largely unknown to other Americans, which has carried on with cautious pomp for years in eastern cities and suburbs, using its considerable funds to attempt poignant imitations of high society, acting with genuine gallantry in the struggle for civil rights, and finally producing a generation of children educated in newly integrated schools and impatient to escape the outworn rituals of their parents.'"--Page 4 of cover
Race and real estate( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and Real Estate brings together new work by architects, sociologists, legal scholars, and literary critics that qualifies and complicates traditional narratives of race, property, and citizenship in the United States. Rather than simply rehearsing the standard account of how blacks were historically excluded from homeownership, the authors of these essays explore how the raced history of property affects understandings of home and citizenship. While the narrative of race and real estate in America has usually focused on dispossession, and forced segregation, the essays in this volume acknowledge the validity of these histories while presenting new perspectives on this story. In establishing a middle ground between the historical ideal of mass homeownership and the recent collapse of the housing market-which disproportional affected people of color-Race and Real Estate powerfully illustrate how discrimination and exclusivity have always been bound up in the American Dream
Black American literature by Valerie Smith( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the development of black American literature from the 1890's to the 1930's, examining the achievements of the authors who consolidated the Afro-American literary tradition at the turn of the century, the major poets and novelists of the Harlem Renaissance, and the black women writers who provide a unique, double perspective on racial and sexual oppression in their work
Revolutions of the mind : Cultural Studies in the African Diaspora Project, 1996-2002( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Introduction to Richard Wright's fiction( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wright, the foremost Black novelist of his time, was both the product and the chief antagonist of the racial injustice of twentieth-century American culture. Valerie Smith describes Wright's childhood experiences of poverty and oppression which he transmuted into art most successfully in his still-powerful and influential first novel, Native Son
Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With wry humor and penetrating satire, Flatland takes us on a mind-expanding journey into a different world to give us a new vision of our own. A. Square, the slightly befuddled narrator, is born into a place limited to two dimensions -- irrevocably flat -- and peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms. In a Gulliver-like tour of his bizarre homeland, A. Square spins a fascinating tale of domestic drama and political turmoil, from sex among consenting triangles to the intentional subjugation of Flatland's females. He tells of visits to Lineland, the world of one dimension, and Pointland, the world of no dimension. But when A. Square dares to speak openly of a third, or even a fourth, dimension, his tragic fate climaxes a brilliant parody of Victorian society. An underground favorite since its publication in England in1884, Flatland is as prophetic a science fiction classic as the works of H.G. Wells, introducing aspects of relativity and hyperspace years before Einstein's famous theories. And it does so with wonderful, enduring enchantment. With an Introduction by Valerie Smith and a New Afterword by John Allen Paulos"--Page 4 of cover
The Norton Anthology of African American literature by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborating on The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, editors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay have compiled what may be the definitive collection of its kind. Organized chronologically, the massive work gathers writings from six periods of black history: slavery and freedom; Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance; Realism, Naturalism and Modernism; the Black Arts Movement and the period since the 1970s. The work begins with the vernacular tradition of spirituals, gospel and the blues; continues through work songs, jazz and rap; ranges through sermons and folktales; and embraces letters and journals, poetry, short fiction, novels, autobiography and drama
The Norton Anthology of African American literature( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborating on The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, editors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay have compiled what may be the definitive collection of its kind. Organized chronologically, the massive work gathers writings from six periods of black history: slavery and freedom; Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance; Realism, Naturalism and Modernism; the Black Arts Movement and the period since the 1970s. The work begins with the vernacular tradition of spirituals, gospel and the blues; continues through work songs, jazz and rap; ranges through sermons and folktales; and embraces letters and journals, poetry, short fiction, novels, autobiography and drama
Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African american writers( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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African American writers
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African American writersToni Morrison : writing the moral imaginationThe Columbia history of the American novelRichard Wright's Native sonSelf-discovery and authority in Afro-American narrativeRepresenting Blackness : issues in film and videoNew essays on Song of SolomonNot just race, not just gender : Black feminist readings
Alternative Names
Smith, Valerie A.

Smith, Valerie M.

Valerie Smith académica estauxunidense

Валери Смит

فاليري سميث

スミス, ヴァレリー

Languages
English (149)