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Van Vechten, Carl 1880-1964

Overview
Works: 2,142 works in 2,924 publications in 11 languages and 32,122 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Portraits  Poetry  Pictorial works  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Author of introduction, Creator, Speaker, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3543.A653, 813.5
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Selected writings of Gertrude Stein by Gertrude Stein( Book )

35 editions published between 1946 and 1990 in English and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire literary career of Gertrude Stein is represented in this selection of poetry and prose
My musical life by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov( Book )

49 editions published between 1923 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de vijf stichters van de nieuwe Russische school, t.w. Balakirev, César Cui, Moussorgsky, Borodine en Rimsky-Korsakow (1844-1908)
Nigger heaven by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

99 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here upper-class elites discuss art in well-appointed drawing rooms; rowdy and lascivious drunks spend long nights in jazz clubs and speakeasies; and politically conscious young intellectuals drink coffee and debate "the race problem" in walkup apartments. At the center of the story, two young people - a quiet, serious librarian and a volatile aspiring writer - struggle to love each other as their dreams are slowly suffocated by racism."--Jacket
Remember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964 by Langston Hughes( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of letters exchanged over the course of four decades between poet Langston Hughes and his mentor, Carl Van Vechten, offering an incisive look at current events and issues
Last operas and plays by Gertrude Stein( Book )

23 editions published between 1949 and 1995 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tiger in the house by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

38 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As delightful as it is learned, Tiger in the House explores science, art, and history to assemble a treasury of cat lore, while Van Vechten's sumptuous baroque prose makes the book's every page an inexhaustible pleasure"--Amazon
Peter Whiffle : his life and works by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

42 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon his death, Peter Whiffle requests that Carl write the story of his life even though Peter himself considered writing as "constant definition, although it is apparent as anything can be that life, nature, art, whatever one writes about, are fluid and mutable things." Ultimately, Carl settles on writing "a sort of loose biographical form, a free fantasia in the manner of a Liszt Rhapsody."--Preface, p.3, 8
Between friends : letters of James Branch Cabell and others by James Branch Cabell( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from many literary figures of the 1920's
The tattooed countess : a romantic novel with a happy ending by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

26 editions published between 1924 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider boy : a scenario for a moving picture by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

39 editions published between 1928 and 1984 in 6 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parties : scenes from contemporary New York life by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

31 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blind bow-boy by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

32 editions published between 1914 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the education of a youth whose father is determined that his son shall not suffer any of his own disadvantages
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946 by Gertrude Stein( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both in her lifetime and since, Gertrude Stein's persona received far more attention than her writings. The result was a distorted view of both her person and her work. This monumental two-volume set of her correspondence with Carl Van Vechten, the critic novelist, and photographer, offers new insight into Stein's life, her art, and the intellectual and artistic milieu of Paris. These letters also follow Van Vechten's various careers: particularly his championship of the Harlem Renaissance. The existing biographies of Stein, and even her own autobiographical writings, omit a great deal. W
Excavations; a book of advocacies by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

14 editions published between 1926 and 1990 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weary blues by Langston Hughes( Book )

13 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of The Weary Blues reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance. Beginning with the opening "Proem" (prologue poem)--"I am a Negro: / Black as the night is black, / Black like the depths of my Africa"--Hughes spoke directly, intimately, and powerfully of the experiences of African Americans at a time when their voices were newly being heard in our literature. As the legendary Carl Van Vechten wrote in a brief introduction to the original 1926 edition, "His cabaret songs throb with the true jazz rhythm; his sea-pieces ache with a calm, melancholy lyricism; he cries bitterly from the heart of his race. Always, however, his stanzas are subjective, personal," and, he concludes, they are the expression of "an essentially sensitive and subtly illusive nature." That illusive nature darts among these early lines and begins to reveal itself, with precocious confidence and clarity. In a new introduction to the work, the poet and editor Kevin Young suggests that Hughes from this very first moment is "celebrating, critiquing, and completing the American dream," and that he manages to take Walt Whitman's American "I" and write himself into it. We find here not only such classics as "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and the great twentieth-century anthem that begins "I, too, sing America," but also the poet's shorter lyrics and fancies, which dream just as deeply. "Bring me all of your / Heart melodies," the young Hughes offers, "That I may wrap them / In a blue cloud-cloth / Away from the too-rough fingers / Of the world.""--
Keep a-inchin' along : selected writings of Carl Van Vechten about Black art and letters by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firecrackers : a realistic novel by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

19 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of Spain by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

19 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My main purpose has been to open the ears of the world to these new sounds, to create curiosity regarding the music of the Iberian Peninsula. When more of this music is familiar will be time enough to write a more critical and more comprehensive work. - Preface
Interpreters and interpretations by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

23 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and bad manners by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

8 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Van Vechten was not only America's first dance critic, but the first to champion American music and consider ragtime and jazz serious genres. This 1916 collection of writings heralded the Jazz Age with such irreverent but informed assessments as Music for the Movies," Spain and Music," Shall We Realize Wagner's Ideals?" and The Bridge Burners."
 
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Remember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964
Alternative Names
Carl van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten Amerikaans schrijver

Carl Van Vechten amerikansk fotograf och författare

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Carl van Vechten écrivain et photographe américain

Carl Van Vechten scrittore e fotografo statunitense

Carl van Vechten US-amerikanischer Fotograf und Schriftsteller

Carolus van Vechten

Van Vechten, Karl 1880-1964

Van Vetchen, Carl

Van Vetchen, Carl 1880-1964

VanVechten, Carl 1880-1964

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Vechten Carl Van 1880-1964

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Vetchen, Carl Van 1880-1964

Ван Вехтен, Карл

Карл ван Вехтен

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Nigger heavenRemember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964Last operas and playsThe tiger in the houseParties : scenes from contemporary New York lifeKeep a-inchin' along : selected writings of Carl Van Vechten about Black art and lettersFirecrackers : a realistic novel