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Roessel, David E. (David Ernest) 1954-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 120 publications in 3 languages and 9,785 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Drama  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3515.U274, 811.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David E Roessel
The collected poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 3,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, for the first time, is a complete collection of Langston Hughes's poetry - 860 poems that sound the heartbeat of black life in America during five turbulent decades, from the 1920s through the 1960s. The editors, Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, have aimed to recover all of the poems that Hughes published in his lifetime - in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals, and in his books of verse. They present the poems in the general order in which Hughes wrote them, and also provide illuminating notes and a chronology of the poet's life. Arnold Rampersad, the author of the esteemed two-volume biography of Langston Hughes, has written a perceptive and moving introduction that throws light on Langston Hughes's distinctive voice as a poet and the world in which he lived
Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief profile of African American poet Langston Hughes accompanies some of his better known poems for children
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through Hughes's journey in all its aspects: personal, political, practical, and--above all--literary. His letters range from those written to family members, notably his father (who opposed Langston's literary ambitions), and to friends, fellow artists, critics, and readers who sought him out by mail. These figures include personalities such as Carl Van Vechten, Blanche Knopf, Zora Neale Hurston, Arna Bontemps, Vachel Lindsay, Ezra Pound, Richard Wright, Kurt Weill, Carl Sandburg, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Jr., Alice Walker, Amiri Baraka, and Muhammad Ali. The letters tell the story of a determined poet precociously finding his mature voice; struggling to realize his literary goals in an environment generally hostile to blacks; reaching out bravely to the young and challenging them to aspire beyond the bonds of segregation; using his artistic prestige to serve the disenfranchised and the cause of social justice; irrepressibly laughing at the world despite its quirks and humiliations. Venturing bravely on what he called the "big sea "of life, Hughes made his way forward always aware that his only hope of self-fulfillment and a sense of personal integrity lay in diligently pursuing his literary vocation. Hughes's voice in these pages, enhanced by photographs and quotations from his poetry, allows us to know him intimately and gives us an unusually rich picture of this generous, visionary, gratifyingly good man who was also a genius of modern American letters
The collected poems of Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetic works by the eminent playwright features substantial piece variants, poems from his plays, and accompanying explanatory notes, in a volume that is complemented by a CD recording of the author's reading of his "Blue Mountain Ballads" and other works
Mister Paradise and other one-act plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of these plays were written in the 1930s and early 1940s, when Williams was already flexing his formidable theatrical imagination: lovers scramble for quick assignations in the closed movie theater balcony of These Are the Stairs You Got to Watch; Chekovian-style family ennui in Summer at the Lake leads to heartbreak; and in Thank You, Kind Spirit a mulatto spiritualist from New Orleans' French Quarter is viciously exposed as a fraud - or is she?"--Jacket
In Byron's shadow : modern Greece in the English & American imagination by David E Roessel( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bryon's Shadow draws on a wide range of sources to create a model for literary history that synthesizes literary investigation and cultural studies to develop a fuller understanding of the historical forces influencing the Anglo-American conception of modern Greece."--Jacket
Poems by Langston Hughes( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the delightfully small Pocket Poets format, a selection of the poems of Langston Hughes -- one of America's greatest popular poets since Walt Whitman. From the publication of his first book in 1926, Hughes was hailed as the poet laureate of black America, the first to commemorate the experience of African-Americans in a voice that no reader, black or white, could fail to hear. Lyrical and pungent, passionate and polemical, this volume is a treasure -- an essential collection of the work of a poet whose words have entered our common language
Political stages : plays that shaped a century( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Hebrew and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eleven plays by various authors which explore the political issues and controversies which shaped American history in the twentieth century
Closed doors : an answer to Bitter lemons by Lawrence Durrell by Kōstas Montēs( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans and the Experience of Delphi( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And other one-act plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, thirteen previously unpublished one-act dramas reveal some of Tennessee Williams' most poignant and hilarious characters. From the indefatigable drag queens of 'And Tell Sad Stories' to the disheartened poet 'Mister Paradise'' these are tales of isolated figures struggling against a cruel world
Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political stages : an anthology of plays( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to "Amor perdida" by Nicholas Rand Moschovakis( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Byron's shadow : modern Greece in English and American literature from 1831 to 1914 by David E Roessel( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The great Gatsby by Robert Markowitz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A mysterious American millionaire tries to recapture the sweetheart of his youth, with tragic results
The testimony of slaves in Athens during the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. by David E Roessel( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Everyman's library pocket poets( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The significance of Constantinople in Orlando by David E Roessel( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Die Erste Brandenburgische Flotte im Schwedisch-Polnischen Kriege 1658-1660 und ihr Kommandeur Obrist Johann von Hille by Bruno Friedrich Theodor ROESSEL( Book )

1 edition published in 1903 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The collected poems of Langston Hughes
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Roessel David 1954-....

Roessel, David E.

Roessel, David E. (David Ernest)

Roessel, David Ernest.

Roessel, David Ernest 1954-

Languages
English (117)

German (1)

Hebrew (1)

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Langston HughesThe collected poems of Tennessee WilliamsMister Paradise and other one-act playsIn Byron's shadow : modern Greece in the English & American imaginationPoemsPolitical stages : plays that shaped a centuryAnd other one-act playsPolitical stages : an anthology of plays