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Bonner, Marita 1898-1971

Overview
Works: 26 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 4,435 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Short stories  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Stories, plots, etc  Biography  Reviews 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Marita Bonner
Black theater, U.S.A.; forty-five plays by Black Americans, 1847-1974 by James V Hatch( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various themes and styles are represented in this anthology of comic and tragic works by Black American playwrights
The Sleeper wakes : Harlem renaissance stories by women by Jessie Redmon Fauset( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-eight stories with themes of black and white racial tension and misunderstanding, economic deprivation, passing, love across and within racial lines, and the attempt to maintain community and uplife the race
Frye Street & environs : the collected works of Marita Bonner by Marita Bonner( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black female playwrights : an anthology of plays before 1950 by Kathy A Perkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exit by Marita Bonner( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purple flower by Marita Bonner( )

6 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pot maker by Marita Bonner( )

6 editions published between 1927 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, gender, & comparative Black modernism : Suzanne Lacascade, Marita Bonner, Suzanne Cé́saire, Dorothy West by Jennifer M Wilks( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Race, Gender, and Comparative Black Modernism revives and critiques four African American and Francophone Caribbean women writers often overlooked in discussions of early-twentieth-century literature: Guadeloupean Suzanne Lacascade (dates unknown), African American Marita Bonner (1899-1971), Martinican Suzanne Cesaire (1913-1966), and African American Dorothy West (1907-1998). Reexamining their most significant work, Jennifer M. Wilks demonstrates how their writing challenges prevailing racial archetypes such as the New Negro and the Negritude hero of the period from the 1920s to the 1940s, and explores how these writers tapped into modernist currents from expressionism to surrealism to produce progressive treatments of race, gender, and nation that differed from those of currently canonized black writers of the era, the great majority of whom are men." "Wilks begins with Lacascade, whom she deems "best known for being unknown," reading Lacascade's novel Claire-Solange, ame africaine (1924) as a proto feminist, proto-Negritude articulation of Caribbean identity. She then examines the fissures left unexplored in New Negro visions of African American community by showing the ways in which Bonner's essays, plays, and short stories highlight issues of economic class. Cesaire applied the ideas and techniques of surrealism to the French language, and Wilks reveals how her writings in the journal Ttopiques (1941-45) directly and insightfully engage the intellectual influences that informed the work of canonical Negritude. Wilks's close reading of West's The Living Is Easy (1948) provides a retrospective critique of the forces that continued to circumscribe women's lives in the midst of the social and cultural awakening presumably embodied in the New Negro." "To show how the black literary tradition has continued to confront the conflation of gender roles with social and literary conventions, Wilks examines these writers alongside the late-twentieth-century writings of Maryse Conde and Toni Morrison. Unlike many literary analysts, Wilks does not bring together the four writers based on geography. Lacascade and Cesaire came from different Caribbean islands, and though Bonner and West were from the United States, they never crossed paths. In considering this eclectic group of women writers together, Wilks reveals the analytical possibilities opened up by comparing works influenced by multiple intellectual traditions."--Jacket
Go tell it on the mountain : and related readings by James Baldwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Grimes, a young Black man living in Harlem in the 1930s and his relationship with his strict storefront preacher-father, Gabriel, who had moved from the South to escape his past. The story also follows the difficult passage of the son of a stoically courageous mother to manhood amid the family's past from the Deep South to Depression-era Harlem
Tin can = Barattoli di latta by Marita Bonner( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black theatre USA : plays by African Americans by James V Hatch( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This revised and expanded Black Theatre U.S.A. broadens its collection to fifty-one outstanding plays, enhancing its status as the most authoritative anthology of African American drama with 22 new selections. Building on the well-respected first edition published in 1974, this edition features previously unpublished works including In Dahomey, Liberty Deferred, and Star of Ethiopia, and the Department of Interior's infamous 1918 food pageant. Contemporary plays by women have been added - Robbie McCauley's Sally's Rape, Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror, and Aishah Rahman's The Mojo and the Sayso, as well as the modern classics - Ntozake Shange's Colored Girls..., Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. The range of this collection extends from 1847 to 1992, including the great names in the African American pantheon of writers - Paul Laurence Dunbar, W. E. B. Du Bois, Angelina Grimke, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James Baldwin. The chronology begins with William Wells Brown's The Escape: or, a Leap for Freedom, based on his own life as an escaped slave. Two expatriot authors, Ira Aldridge and Victor Sejour, provide glimpses of life in Europe, while at home, playwrights struggled with the issues of birth control, miscegenation, lynching, and migration." "The book embraces both commercial successes such as George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum, and Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play, as well as lesser-known masterpieces - Ben Caldwell's The First Militant Preacher, Owen Dodson's The Confession Stone, and Ted Shine's Contribution. The stylistic range, too, runs the gamut of genre from the realism of Ted Ward, Lonne Elder III, and Ed Bullins to the surrealism of Marita Bonner and Aishah Rahman. Comedy is present in Abram Hill's On Strivers Row and Douglas Turner Ward's Day of Absence which mock the racism of both Blacks and Whites"--Book Jacket
Drama for students : presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied dramas by Elizabeth Thomason( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Wines in the wilderness : plays by African American women from the Harlem Renaissance to the present( Book )

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

The purple flower by Marita Bonner( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Sleeper wakes : Harlem renaissance stories by women
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Black female playwrights : an anthology of plays before 1950Race, gender, & comparative Black modernism : Suzanne Lacascade, Marita Bonner, Suzanne Cé́saire, Dorothy WestBlack theatre USA : plays by African AmericansWines in the wilderness : plays by African American women from the Harlem Renaissance to the presentTwentieth-century literary criticism.Drama for students : presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied dramas
Alternative Names
Andrew, Joseph Maree 1898-1971

Bonner, Marieta 1898-1971

Marita Bonner American writer

Marita Bonner Amerikaans toneelschrijver (1899-)

Marita Odette Bonner 1898-1971 , educator and author

Occomy, Marita Bonner 1898-1971

Reed, Joyce N. 1898-1971

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