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Holladay, Hilary

Works: 10 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 4,072 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3553.L45, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Hilary Holladay
Wild blessings : the poetry of Lucille Clifton by Hilary Holladay ( )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Wild Blessings, Hilary Holladay offers the first full-length study of Lucille Clifton's poetry, drawing on a broad knowledge of the American poetic tradition and African American poetry in particular. Holladay places Clifton's poems in multiple contexts - personal, political, and literary - as she explicates major themes and analyzes specific works: Clifton's poems about womanhood, a central concern throughout her career; her fertility poems, which are compared with Sylvia Plath's poems on the same subject; her relation to the Black Arts Movement and to other black female poets, such as Gwendolyn Brooks and Sonia Sanchez; her biblical poems; her elegies; and her poignant family history, Generations, an extended prose poem. This book concludes with a wide-ranging interview with Clifton, in which she discusses her poetry and private life."--BOOK JACKET
What's your road, man? critical essays on Jack Kerouac's On the road ( )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Several essays enhance understanding of the book by comparing it with alternative versions of the text, like the original 1951 scroll manuscript and some of Kerouac's other novels, and with works by Kerouac's contemporaries such as Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. Further studies explore ethnicity, identity, and the novel's place in American literature as well as its relevance to twenty-first century readers
Ann Petry by Hilary Holladay ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fiction of African-American author Ann Petry confronts prejudices of race, sex, and class and marks the ways the American dream of success and plenitude haunts, and ultimately mocks, those people who fail to achieve it. Petry calls her characters "the walking wounded." Betrayal, deep-seated anger, and murderous violence recur throughout her three novels, The Street (1946), Country Place (1947), and The Narrows (1953). Written midcentury, Petry's novels and stories are still more timely than one might like them to be, for they articulate the same pain and outrage documented by today's chroniclers of sexism and racism. In this first full-length critical study of Ann Petry's life and writings, Hilary Holladay examines the author's three novels as well as Miss Muriel and Other Stories (1971), Petry's collection of short fiction. Holladay's treatments of Petry's second novel, Country Place, and the collection of short stories - the first ever published by an African-American woman - fill gaps in existing scholarship by offering detailed readings of these previously underrepresented works. Sophisticated literary-critical analysis of Petry's works and careful consideration of the cultural and historical context in which the author wrote demonstrate the modernist aesthetic Petry's narratives share with the fiction of William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf and buttress Holladay's arguments for the seminal position of Petry's oeuvre within African-American literature, and particularly within the tradition of African-American women's writing. Holladay reads Petry's stories and novels as dynamic portrayals of neighborhoods - communities within larger communities - where people's destructive attitudes toward each other shape the neighborhood's overall identity and influence the lives of all its residents, old or young, male or female, prosperous or poor, white or nonwhite. Petry's focus on the importance of relationships and neighborhoods anticipates and inspires the writings of younger African-American women such as Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor
Ann Petry's short fiction : critical essays ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American hipster : a life of Herbert Huncke : the Times Square hustler who inspired the Beat movement by Hilary Holladay ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"American Hipster tells the tale of a New York sex worker and heroin addict whose unrepentant deviance caught the imagination of Beat writers Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. Teetering between exhaustion and existential despair, Hunke often said, "I'm beat, man." His line gave Kerouac the label for a down-at-the-heels generation seeking spiritual sustenance as well as "kicks" in post-war America."--P. [4] of cover
The dreams of Mary Rowlandson by Hilary Holladay ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baptism in the Merrimack : poems and an essay by Hilary Holladay ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baptism in the Merrimack starts out in Lowell, Massachusetts, and wends its way back to the author's ancestral home in Rapidan, Virginia, along the Rapidan River. These are poems about places where nature and the individual spirit merge, the one flowing inevitably into the other. The concluding essay, The News from Kerouac's Lowell, is a meditation on Jack Kerouac's life and continuing presence in his hometown. --Loom Press
Holding together, breaking apart communities and relationships in Ann Petry's fiction by Hilary Holladay ( Book )
2 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Furious flower poetry conference by Hilary Holladay ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Furious Flower Poetry Center collection presents readings, interviews and panel discussions by notable African American poets attending the 2004 Furious Flower poetry conference held at James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia
Sun-warmed windows : poems by Hilary Holladay ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.26 for Baptism in ... to 1.00 for Sun-warmed ...)
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