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The essential Clarence Major : prose & poetry

The essential Clarence Major : prose & poetry / foreword by Kia Corthron.
Major, Clarence
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]


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Corthron, Kia
xiv, 378 pages; 25 cm
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  • Novels.
  • short stories.
  • poetry.
  • novels.
  • Short stories.
  • Fiction.
  • Poetry.
  • Nouvelles.
  • Poésie.
  • Romans.
  • Part one: Novel excerpts. from Reflex and bone structure; from My amputations; from Such was the season; from Painted turtle: woman with guitar; from Dirty bird blues; from One flesh.
  • Part two: Short stories. My mother and Mitch; Chicago heat; Bourbon for breakfast; Victoria; Sketch; Innocence; Five years ago.
  • Part three: Essays. Icarus crashes and rises from his own ashes; Thanks for the lunch, baby: Clarence Major has lunch with James Baldwin; Richard Wright: the long hallucination; Painting and poetry; Meditation on Kenneth Patchen's painted poems: kingdoms and utopias; Reaching and leaving the point; Necessary distance: afterthoughts on becoming a writer; Paris fantasy transformed; Rhythm: talking that talk; Don, here is my peppermint striped shirt; Rhythm: a hundred years of African American poetry; Struga '75; Looking at the Dial; Claude McKay: my 1975 adventure; Reading William Faulkner's Light in August; In search of Rebecca; Wallace Thurman and the niggeratti manor.
  • Part four: Memoir. from Taking chances: a memoir of a life in art and writing.
  • Part five: Poems. Supply and demand; Hair; Round midnight; Un poco loco; September mendocino; Slave trade: view from the middle passage; Clay bison in a cave; Frenzy; Santa Maria dei frari; Plein air; East Lansing, Michigan; Evening newspaper; Father; The young doctor (1916); Morandi; Domestic agenda; Water and sand; Faith; Alchemy; No one goes to Paris in August; Down and up; from Some observations of a stranger at Zuni in the latter part of the century; from Surfaces and masks.
  • 9781469658780
  • 146965878X
  • 9781469656007
  • 1469656000
  • 9781469656014 (canceled/invalid)
Major, Clarence, author.
The essential Clarence Major : prose & poetry / foreword by Kia Corthron.
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"Clarence Major is one of America's literary masters. He has published numerous books, from novels to poetry and short story collections. Among his many accolades, he was a finalist for the National Book Award and a Fulbright scholar and received the PEN Oakland/Reginald Lockett Lifetime Achievement Award. His work has been featured in many literary journals, newspapers, and magazines, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Ploughshares. Whether you've known Major's work for decades or are new to his singular style, The essential Clarence Major offers a thrilling overview of an exceptional career, from his early groundbreaking fiction to his most recent poems"-- Provided by publisher.
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Corthron, Kia, writer of foreword.
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