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Young, Al 1939-

Overview
Works: 198 works in 399 publications in 2 languages and 7,544 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Instrumentalist, Composer, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer, Interviewer
Classifications: PS3575.O683, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Al Young
Snakes; a novel by Al Young( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snakes is Al Young's first novel, featuring African Americans in Sixties Detroit who speak a colorful version of English and don't have too much hope for the future. Drugs, music, and even a little bit of sex are included, as this is the story of a poor but honest lad who becomes a pretty good guitar player. --James A. Shea at Amazon.com
Sitting Pretty : a novel by Al Young( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Angelina? A novel by Al Young( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, educated black woman moves through false starts and true endings toward a possible solution of the mystery who am I really and what am I to do with my life
Seduction by light by Al Young( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of recorded poetry( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets of the 20th century read their own work, recorded at various times and places
The blues don't change : new and selected poems by Al Young( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography of the near past : poems by Al Young( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ask me now by Al Young( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song turning back into itself : poems by Al Young( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American literature : a brief introduction and anthology by Al Young( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing : poems by Al Young( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our souls have grown deep like the rivers : Black poets read their work( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation consists of recordings of African American poets reading their own work
Heaven : collected poems, 1956-1990 by Al Young( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drowning in the sea of love : musical memoirs by Al Young( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While drowning in the sea of sound," writes Al Young, "my whole life passes before me." These memoirs, essays, and informed vignettes tap into the evocative powers of music and song. On this thoroughly original, lyricized voyage through time and timelessness, jazz, blues, pop, country and western, classical, and Latin traditions get deliciously replayed and reborn in Al Young's heart and musical psyche. Drowning in the Sea of Love contains Young's previously uncollected take on blues legend Robert Johnson, as well as selections from his three popular underground collections, Bodies & Soul, Kinds of Blue, and Things Ain't What They Used to Be. This exciting, music-triggered autobiography vibrates with intimacy and soul
Bodies & soul : musical memoirs by Al Young( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinds of blue : musical memoirs by Al Young( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yardbird lives!( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things ain't what they used to be : musical memoirs by Al Young( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something about the blues : an unlikely collection of poetry by Al Young( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 120 poems about life and music by California poet laureate Al Young. Includes CD
The sound of dreams remembered : poems 1990-2000 by Al Young( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A century of recorded poetry
Alternative Names
Al Young Amerikaans romanschrijver

Al Young poeta estadounidense

Al Young poète américain

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Languages
English (167)

Italian (2)

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Who is Angelina? A novelA century of recorded poetryAfrican American literature : a brief introduction and anthologyHeaven : collected poems, 1956-1990Drowning in the sea of love : musical memoirsSomething about the blues : an unlikely collection of poetryThe sound of dreams remembered : poems 1990-2000