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Smith, Valerie 1956-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 220 publications in 2 languages and 10,674 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Fiction  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Satirical literature  Mathematical fiction  Reference works  Essays  Novellas 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: QA699, 530.11
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Valerie Smith
African American writers by Valerie Smith( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,504 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 )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,351 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( )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,217 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 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a companion to The Columbia Literary History of the United States, this compilation of 31 major essays covers the American novel from the 1700s to the present, although the majority deal with the 20th century. Within each era, themes, genres, and topics such as realism, gender, romance, and technology are discussed in depth, as well as modern Canadian, Caribbean, and Latin American fiction. Each essayist selects only the authors who best illustrate the topic, thus subtly skewing the view of the literary scene at that time. The volume also covers women, minorities, popular fiction, and the book marketplace. ISBN 0-231-07360-7: $59.95
Richard Wright's Native son( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1,051 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 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this analysis of the relationship between autobiography and fiction in Afro-American writing, Smith argues that it is by telling the stories of their lives that black writers affirm and legitimize their psychological autonomy. She draws various parallels between the narratives and by slaves and contemporary black American fiction and shows how the processes of plot construction and characterization provide the narrators with a measure of authority unknown in their lives. She focuses on autobiogrphies by Olandah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Jacobs and the fiction of James Weldon Johnson, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison to demonstrate how narrating constitutes an act of self-fashioning that must be understood in the context of Afro-American experience. ISBN 0-674-80088-7: $22.50
Representing Blackness : issues in film and video by Valerie Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 817 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 Valerie Smith( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 798 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 in 1998 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resisting essentialist tendencies, Valerie Smith identifies black feminist theorizing as a strategy of reading rather than located in a particular subjective experience. Her intent is not to deny the validity of black women's lived experience, but rather to resist deploying a uniform model of black women's lives that actually undermines the power of black feminist thought. Whether reading race or gender in the Central Park jogger case or in contemporary media, like Livin' Large, Smith displays critical rigor that promises to change the way we think about race and gender
The Norton Anthology of African American literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 470 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 194 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( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 187 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 113 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 72 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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by A. Square, Flatland is Edwin A. Abbott's delightful mathematical fantasy about life in a two-dimensional world. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. Abbott's amiable narrator provides an overview of this fantastic world--its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered
The Norton Anthology of African American literature by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 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 25 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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authentic autobiographical account of slave life in the South from the 1820s to the 1840s. To escape sexual exploitation by her master, Brent ran away and hid in an attic crawl space that became her home for seven years of unbelievable physical hardship
Not Just Race, Not Just Gender : Black Feminist Readings by Valerie Smith( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 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. Resisting essentialist tendencies, Valerie Smith identifies black feminist theorizing as a strategy of reading rather than located in a particular subjective experience. Her intent is not to deny the validity of black women's lived experience, but rather to resist deplo
 
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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

فاليرى سميث

فاليري سميث

スミス, ヴァレリー

Languages
English (162)

Spanish (1)