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Baraka, Amiri 1934-2014

Overview
Works: 1,189 works in 2,520 publications in 3 languages and 77,779 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Fiction  Drama  History  Music 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Interviewee, Narrator, Performer, Author of screenplay, Other, Lyricist, Speaker, Writer of accompanying material, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Contributor, Costume designer, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS3552.A583, 818.5409
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Blues people; Negro music in white America by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
56 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history of the Negro in America through the music he created
Black music by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
45 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses modern jazz movements and musicians, including Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, and Sun-Ra
Dutchman and The slave, two plays by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
25 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Centered squarely on the Negro-white conflict, both 'Dutchman' and 'The Slave' are literally shocking plays -- in ideas, in language, in honest anger. They illuminate as with a flash of lightning a deadly serious problem -- and they bring an eloquent and exceptionally powerful voice to the American theatre. 'Dutchman ' opened in NYC on March 24, 1964, to perhaps the most excited acclaim ever accorded an off-Boradway production and shortly thereafter received the 'Village Voice's' Obie Award. 'The Slave, ' which was produced off-Boradway the following fall, continues to be the subject of heated critical controversy."
Black fire; an anthology of Afro-American writing by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
27 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of literary works documents and captures the social and cultural turmoil of the 1960s' Black Arts Movement. Many of the contributors became prominent, nationally and internationally. Others receded into the cultural landscape. But their collected works presents a manifesto to bring about change in Black thought and action, generated from a Black aesthetic
The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka reader by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Home; social essays by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
30 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author, poet, playwright, and composer documents the racial politics of America between 1960 and 1965 in a collection of essays on urban life, boxing, black sexuality, Harlem, and the Cuban revolution
Four Black revolutionary plays, all praises to the Black man by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
20 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"These four one-act plays deal with the African-American experience of today. Their central elements are love and hatred echoed in violently explosive words, actions, thoughts and metaphor. The sum total of three hundred years of contained fury, they are powerful statements about the real meaning of white oppression of black people. In their militancy and anger, they perfectly express the mood and frustrations of black America and are as relevant today as when they were first publicly performed. This edition contains a foreword by playright, novelist, journalist and lecturer Lindsay Barrett, who has also made widely acclaimed radio and TV programs on jazz, the arts and African cultural matters."--Publisher description
Digging : the Afro-American soul of American classical music by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: For almost half a century, Amiri Baraka has ranked among the most important commentators on African American music and culture. In this brilliant assemblage of his writings on music, the first such collection in nearly twenty years, Baraka blends autobiography, history, musical analysis, and political commentary to recall the sounds, people, times, and places he's encountered. As in his earlier classics, Blues People and Black Music, Baraka offers essays on the famous--Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane--and on those whose names are known mainly by jazz aficionados--Alan Shorter, Jon Jang, and Malachi Thompson. Baraka's literary style, with its deep roots in poetry, makes palpable his love and respect for his jazz musician friends. His energy and enthusiasm show us again how much Coltrane, Albert Ayler, and the others he lovingly considers mattered. He brings home to us how music itself matters, and how musicians carry and extend that knowledge from generation to generation, providing us, their listeners, with a sense of meaning and belonging
Tales by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The system of Dante's Hell by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
32 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dead lecturer; poems by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
11 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transbluesency : the selected poems of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1961-1995) by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starting with a Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note, and including many out-of-print and limited edition chapbooks and broadsides, Transblusency: The Selected Poems of Amiri Baraka concisely illuminates Baraka's almost single-handed renovation of both the nature and form of post-WWII African American literature, and his profound influence on a generation of poets of all ethnic backgrounds
Confirmation, an anthology of AfricanAmerican women ( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The baptism & The toilet by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moderns; an anthology of new writing in America by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
13 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short fiction by William Eastlake, Edward Dorn, Douglas Woolf, Paul Metcalf, John Rechy, Michael Rumaker, Robert Creeley, Fielding Dawson, Hubert Selby, Jr., Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, LeRoi Jones, Diane di Prima, and Russell Edson
Black magic: Sabotage, Target study, Black art; collected poetry, 1961-1967 by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
W.E.B. Du Bois a biography in four voices ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four prominent African-American writers each narrate a period in the life of the sociologist and author W.E.B. Du Bois, and describe his impact on their work. They chronicle Du Bois' role as a founder of the NAACP, organizer of the first Pan-African Congress, editor of Crisis, a journal of the black cultural renaissance, and author of a series of landmark sociological studies. Anathematized during the McCarthy years, Du Bois immigrated to Ghana, the first independent African state, where he died
Raise, race, rays, raze: essays since 1965 by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preface to a twenty volume suicide note; [poems] by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
11 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones by Amiri Baraka ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Amiri Baraka
Amiri Baraka 1934-....
Baraka, Ameer, 1934-
Baraka, Ameer, 1934-2014
Baraka, Amīr, 1934-
Baraka, Amiri.
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-
Baraka, Amiri 1934-2014
Baraka, Amiri, Imamu
Baraka, Imamu Ameer, 1934-2014
Baraka, Imamu Amiri.
Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-2014
Baraka-Le Roi Jones, Amiri
Baraka-Le Roi Jones Amiri 1934-....
Baraka-Le Roi Jones, Imamu Amiri
Baraka-Le Roi Jones Imamu Amiri 1934-....
Barakah, Amīr, 1934-
Barakah, Amīr, 1934-2014
Imamu Amiri Baraka
Imamu Amiri Baraka, 1934-
Imamu Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014
Imamu Amiri Baraka-Le Roi Jones
Imamu Amiri Baraka-Le Roi Jones 1934-....
Jones, Everett 1934-
Jones, Everett L. (Everett LeRoi), 1934-
Jones, Everett LeRoi.
Jones, Everett LeRoi, 1934-
Jones, Everett LeRoi, 1934-2014
Jones, Everett Leroy.
Jones, Everett Leroy, 1934-2014
Jones, Le Roi.
Jones, Le Roi, 1934-
Jones, Le Roi, 1934-2014
Jones, LeRoi.
Jones, LeRoi, 1934-
Jones, LeRoi, 1934-2014
Jones, LeRoi 1934-2014 Frueherer Name
Jones, Leroy.
Jones, Leroy, 1934-
Jones, Leroy, 1934-2014
Jones, Leroy 1934-2014 Frueherer Name
Le Roi, Jones 1934-2014
LeRoi Jones
LeRoi, Jones 1934-2014
بركة، أميري، 1934-
ジョーンズ, リロイ
Languages
English (424)
German (3)
French (2)
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