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Bonner, Marita 1898-1971

Overview
Works: 26 works in 60 publications in 2 languages and 4,480 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Literature  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 1,542 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 1,163 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 Undetermined and held by 489 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 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 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 : the early period, 1847-1938 by James V Hatch( Book )

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

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

Exit by Marita Bonner( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purple flower by Marita Bonner( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features analysis of the plays most frequently studied in literature classes. Entries include: introduction providing overview of play; brief biography of playwright; plot summary; discussion of play's principal themes; essays on play's construction; and excerpted critical commentary
The pot maker by Marita Bonner( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries 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
Alternative Names
Andrew, Joseph Maree 1898-1971

Bonner, Marieta 1898-1971

Marita Bonner American writer

Marita Bonner Amerikaans toneelschrijfster (1899-)

Marita Bonner Amerikaans toneelschrijver (1899-)

Marita Bonner escritora estadounidense

Occomy, Marita Bonner 1898-1971

Reed, Joyce N. 1898-1971

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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 Americans : the early period, 1847-1938Wines in the wilderness : plays by African American women from the Harlem Renaissance to the presentDrama for students : presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied dramasTwentieth-Century literary criticism. Volume 179