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Ward, Jesmyn

Overview
Works: 25 works in 248 publications in 11 languages and 13,855 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Road fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3511.I9, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Jesmyn Ward
 
Most widely held works by Jesmyn Ward
Salvage the bones : a novel by Jesmyn Ward( Book )

70 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 3,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize puppies
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel by Jesmyn Ward( Book )

35 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 3,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise
The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race by Jesmyn Ward( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most famous pieces: James Baldwin's 1962 "Letter to My Nephew," which was later published in his landmark book, The Fire Next Time. Addressing his fifteen-year-old namesake on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Baldwin wrote: "You know and I know, that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon." Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin's words ring as true as ever today. In response, she has gathered short essays, memoir, and a few essential poems to engage the question of race in the United States. And she has turned to some of her generation's most original thinkers and writers to give voice to their concerns. The Fire This Time is divided into three parts that shine a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestle with our current predicament, and envision a better future. Of the eighteen pieces, ten were written specifically for this volume. In the fifty-odd years since Baldwin's essay was published, entire generations have dared everything and made significant progress. But the idea that we are living in the post-Civil Rights era, that we are a "post-racial" society is an inaccurate and harmful reflection of a truth the country must confront. Baldwin's "fire next time" is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about. Contributors include Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Garnette Cadogan, Edwidge Danticat, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Mitchell S. Jackson, Honoree Jeffers, Kima Jones, Kiese Laymon, Daniel Jose Older, Emily Raboteau, Claudia Rankine, Clint Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Wendy S. Walters, Isabel Wilkerson, and Kevin Young"--
Where the line bleeds by Jesmyn Ward( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twin brothers struggle with the responsibilities of adulthood and family in the post-Katrina Mississippi Gulf coast"--Provided by publisher
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel by Jesmyn Ward( Recording )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise
Where the line bleeds by Jesmyn Ward( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin brothers struggle with the responsibilities of adulthood and family in the post-Katrina Mississippi Gulf coast
Salvage the bones : a novel by Jesmyn Ward( Recording )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups
The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race by Jesmyn Ward( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a continuation of James Baldwin's 1963 "The Fire Next Time" that examines racial issues from the past half-century through essays, poems, and memoir pieces by some of the current generation's most original thinkers and writers
Men we reaped : a memoir by Jesmyn Ward( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stirring and clear-eyed memoir, the 2011 National Book Award winner contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the still great risk of being a black man in the rural South. "We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped." ?Harriet Tubman In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life?to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth?and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships. Jesmyn says the answer was so obvious she felt stupid for not seeing it. But it nagged at her until she knew she had to write about her community, to write their stories and her own. Jesmyn grew up in poverty in rural Mississippi. She writes powerfully about the pressures this brings, on the men who can do no right and the women who stand in for family in a society where the men are often absent. She bravely tells her story, revisiting the agonizing losses of her only brother and her friends. As the sole member of her family to leave home and pursue higher education, she writes about this parallel American universe with the objectivity distance provides and the intimacy of utter familiarity. A brutal world rendered beautifully, Jesmyn Ward's memoir will sit comfortably alongside Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying , Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life , and Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt by Jesmyn Ward( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Grosseltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weisse Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur >>Parchment Farm<<, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein grosser Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee. (Quelle: buch.ch)
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s
Hvad reddes kan by Jesmyn Ward( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bois sauvage by Jesmyn Ward( )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through trying times : stories of lodd and redemption in the American South [electronic resource] by Charles M Blow( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow grew up in an out-of-time African-American Louisiana town where slavery's legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders' stories and the near-constant wash of violence. Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward writes powerfully about the poverty of her Mississippi childhood and the pressures it brought on men and women, revealing disadvantages that bred a certain kind of tragedy. In this conversation, two accomplished storytellers take the stage to discuss their memoirs that pay homage to the troubled past of the South with emotional honesty and moments of stark poetry
Sing, unburied, sing a novel by Jesmyn Ward( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope
De dödas sång by Jesmyn Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Guernica #2: Annual by Nick Flynn( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Praise for Guernica Annual #1: "A stellar collection of the best of Guernica, with voices from the fringes, important, probing Q & As, and overall, nonfiction writing that shows us who we really are today."--Flavorwire "Guernica's first-ever print edition [celebrates] a decade of being the baddest online-only lit mag on the New York City block."-Bustle "The world, that terrible heaving gorgeous impossibility, is to be found shining in every edition of Guernica."-Junot DIaz Guernica Annual #2 is an anthology of the best features, interviews, fiction, poetry, and daily articles from Guernica in 2015
La canción de los vivos y los muertos by Jesmyn Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Men we reaped : a memoir by Jesmyn Ward( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recounts the loss of five young men in the author's life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the misfortune that can follow those who live in poverty, sharing her experiences of living through the dying as she searches through answers in her community
Book Group Bag : Sing, unburied, sing : a novel by Jesmyn Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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