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Smith, Valerie 1956-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 172 publications in 2 languages and 8,729 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Fiction  Autobiographies  Sources  Personal narratives  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: QA699, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Valerie Smith
African American writers by Valerie Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,603 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important African American writers
The Columbia history of the American novel( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-discovery and authority in Afro-American narrative by Valerie Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing Blackness : issues in film and video( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 802 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 )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morrison's work, exemplify the fresh theoretical and cultural perspectives that have been brought to bear upon African American texts in general and upon Song of Solomon in particular. They reveal the complexities of a deceptively straightforward novel, at once acknowledging and kindling renewed interest in what has proved a pivotal text by one of the most gifted authors this nation has produced
Not just race, not just gender : Black feminist readings by Valerie Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 594 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
Toni Morrison : writing the moral imagination by Valerie Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 499 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 Norton Anthology of African American literature( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 306 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
Black American literature by Valerie Smith( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 135 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Introduction to Richard Wright's fiction by Valerie Smith( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 59 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
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Linda Brent, the book's heroine and narrator, Harriet Jacobs recounts the history of her family and recalls the degradation of slavery, especially the sexual oppression she experienced as a slave woman
Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 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
Race and real estate( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 17 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 been relayed in terms of institutional subjugation, dispossession, and forced segregation, the essays collected in this volume acknowledge the validity of these histories while presenting new perspectives on this story
The Norton Anthology of African American literature( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 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
African american writers( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty-seven 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 a discussion of the Black Arts Movement
African american writers( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between walls and windows : Architektur und Ideologie( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1958 the United States presented West Berlin with a congress hall, a "beacon of freedom transmitting its rays toward the East," as its architect, Hugh Stubbins, defined his work. Today, the building houses the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and the ideology of the Cold War has given way to the vision of a collective discussion of global issues. What role did the architecture play in this? What kinds of effects do buildings and lifestyles have on milieus, habits, attitudes, and morals? This publication is a collection of analyses, ideas, and literary narratives on the question of whether architecture can influence people, encourage them to pursue freedom, and empower them as citizens
 
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African American writers
Alternative Names
Smith, Valerie M.

スミス, ヴァレリー

Languages
English (146)

German (1)

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African American writersThe Columbia history of the American novelSelf-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 readingsToni Morrison : writing the moral imaginationIncidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself