WorldCat Identities

Carmean, Karen

Works: 4 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 3,193 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.O8749, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karen Carmean
Ernest J. Gaines : a critical companion by Karen Carmean( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on his Louisiana past, Ernest J. Gaines creates a fictional world representative of the human experience. His work explores both the complex racial relationships so much a part of Southern history and culture, and the unwritten and unspoken conventions of caste and class. Often structured around journeys of discovery, Gaines' works affirm the integrity of the individual and the unequivocal place in American life for Americans of African descent. This study offers a clear, accessible reading of Gaines' fiction. It analyzes in turn all of Gaines' novels from Catherine Carmier (1964) to A Lesson Before Dying (1994), as well as his collection of short stories, Bloodline (1968). A complete bibliography of Gaines' fiction, as well as selected reviews and criticism, completes the study
Toni Morrison's world of fiction by Karen Carmean( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study analyzes, clarifies, and interprets Morrison's novels in such a way as to reveal her total achievement. Extensive discussions of the novels provide such useful information as their critical receptions and the immediate personal experiences and pressures that initially inspired the stories. But the ultimate concern of these discussions is to discover the thematic meanings that drive the texts and to show how Morrison's stylistic choices underline these meanings."--From book jacket
Robert Shaw : more than a life by Karen Carmean( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest J a critical companion by Karen Carmean( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ernest J. Gaines : a critical companion
Toni Morrison's world of fictionRobert Shaw : more than a life
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