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Bell, Madison Smartt

Overview
Works: 129 works in 370 publications in 3 languages and 17,476 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Biographical fiction  Terminology  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PS3552.E517, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Madison Smartt Bell
All souls' rising by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1791 revolt against the French in Haiti through the eyes of the parties in the conflict: mulattos, blacks and whites. The protagonists include its tragic leader, the aristocratic Toussaint L'Ouverture who refused to declare independence from France. A tale of burning plantations, massacres and Byzantine politics
Toussaint Louverture : a biography by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a biography of Toussaint Louverture that captures the frequently contradictory and complex life of the leader of the late-eighteenth-century Haitian Revolution that became the only successful slave revolt in history
Master of the crossroads by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Brings to life the rise to power of the great Haitian military general Tussaint Louverture and the story of the only successful slave revolution in history." -- Jacket
Devil's dream by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nathan Bedford Forrest was the most reviled and celebrated, loathed and legendary, of Civil War generals. We see Forrest off the battlefield, in the more hidden but no less telling moments of his life: wooing the woman who would become his wife; battling an addiction to gambling; overcoming his abhorrence of the bureaucracy of the army to rise to its highest ranks. We see him taking part in the business of slave trading, but treating his own slaves humanely. We see him with his slave mistress, with whom he fathered several children, and we see him reveal his gift for inspiring courage but not change
The stone that the builder refused by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Continues the saga of Toussaint Louverture, the leader of the successful Haitian slave revolt, as he struggles to free Haiti from the bonds of slavery and to build a new society on the roots of revolution
Lavoisier in the year one : the birth of a new science in an age of revolution by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antoine Lavoisier--who lived at the zenith of the Enlightenment and died at the hands of the French Revolution--was himself a revolutionary. Closely followed by the burgeoning international scientific community, he competed with the best minds of his time to be the first to explain how chemical processes really work. Aided by a large fortune and his accomplished wife, he employed the most ingenious and expensive technology of his time in a series of innovative experiments that forever buried medieval alchemy and established a chemical language still in use today. Yet his personal triumph was short-lived, and the glory his achievement brought France could not protect him from the ravages of the Terror.--From publisher description
Soldier's joy by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laidlaw has returned to Tennessee to find his old boyhood friend Redmon in a battle for the literal salvation of another human who is blacker than Laidlaw, whiter than Redmon
Anything goes by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-year-old Jesse escapes from his dysfunctional family life by forming a band that embarks on a year-long tour across the South, which enables him to come to terms with where he is from and where he is going
Ten Indians by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A child psychologist decides to repay society for his privileged life by helping the underprivileged. The man, who is white, opens a school in Baltimore to teach Tae Kwon Do to black teenagers, only to discover that the martial arts have limited application to life in the mean streets
Straight cut by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this story of romantic duplicity, drug deals, and double crosses, Tracy discovers that the film editing job in Rome offered to him by an old friend is not at all what it seems
The year of silence by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bell & rsquo;s stunning, multifaceted novel examines the ways in which a young woman & rsquo;s suicide inspires those around her to fight for survival in New York CityMarian & rsquo;s drug overdose shocked her friends, who all thought of her life as nearly perfect. It wasn & rsquo;t until later that they realized how the pressures of addiction and her own troubled past ultimately proved to be too much. As those closest to her reflect on what went wrong, the story of her life becomes a story of great loss, one that leads to profound transformations. Her lover, her best friend, even casual acquaintances voice their wonder at their place in a city inhabited by millions, but where everyone often feels alone. Heartrending and unforgettable, The Year of Silence is a compassionate look at how redemption can arise from tragedy for even the most troubled of souls
Doctor Sleep by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adrian Strother, a London hypnotherapist who suffers from insomnia, is called upon to help find a serial killer who is targeting little girls
Barking man and other stories by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten tales of misfits in big cities and lonely backwaters, striving to free themselves from traps of their own making In each of Bell & rsquo;s ten stories, characters struggle through trying times, captives of their own bad decisions or plain bad luck. In & ldquo;Black and Tan, & rdquo; a farmer & rsquo;s fortitude after the tragic death of his family leads him to become a savior of delinquent boys. The title story charts a London student & rsquo;s crumbling psyche. And in & ldquo;Petit Cachou & rdquo; hustlers and panhandlers in the French Riviera experience the darker side of life on a seemingly perfect stretch of the Mediterranean coastline. While depicting characters both sympathetic and hopeless, Bell & rsquo;s remarkable insight makes for a vivid rendering of civilization & rsquo;s many frayed edges. Barking Man is the author & rsquo;s second collection of stories, and presents Bell & rsquo;s writing at its most unforgettable
Save me, Joe Louis by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and French and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macrae is living pretty close to the edge in the inhospitable rush of Manhattan. He and Charlie make their bread, such as it is, by a fairly clever scheme of forcing their vitims to withdraw money from bank cash machines. It's not very lucrative, but it's not very risky either. They become involved in darker matters, and Macrae indulges in an incomparably brutal act of vengeance, which is not really his style. Charlie is the one with sychotic tendencies. The pair moves on to Baltimore, where they hook up with a black ex-con called Porter, from whom Macrae begins to learn "the perils of living...an unexamined life." With crime as their livelihood, the three move on to the rural South. It is here that Macrae will rediscover Lacy, an old flame, who will perhaps help him find his balance in his topsy-turvy world of perpetual distemper
The color of night by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mae, a Las Vegas blackjack dealer, spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle, or sitting in her trailer obsessively watching replays of an old lover escaping the wreckage of 9/11. What she sees in those images is different from what the rest of us would see. She revels in the pure anarchy, thrills at the destruction. These images recall memories of a childhood marked by unthinkable abuse, of her drift into a cult that committed the most shocking crime of the '60s, of her life since then as a feral and wary outsider, caught in a swirl of events at once personal, political, mythic"--Publisher description
The Washington Square ensemble by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a rundown park in New York City, five regulars tell their own stories and bring the city's "seedy underworld to vibrant life."--P. [4] of cover
Waiting for the end of the world by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A photographer descends into New York City's chaotic and brutal underground in this sweeping story of the Big Apple at its seediest It's 1982, and Clarence Dmitri Larkin is working as a photographer at Bellevue hospital in Manhattan. The job offers a painfully clear perspective on a city sick with madness, fraught with crime, and coming apart at the seams. Larkin's curiosity soon leads to a subterranean world of all the city's secret dangers, including domestic terrorists with a nuclear device, a serial killer inspired by an occult past, and a disfigured arsonist who just might be the one to burn the whole city down. Waiting for the End of the World is a gritty portrait of 1980s New York, and an engrossing look at the battle of good versus evil in a city racked with violence and paranoia
Zero db and other stories by Madison Smartt Bell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madison Smartt Bell & rsquo;s celebrated debut story collection about the daily struggles of life in America The characters in this captivating collection of stories are linked by imprisonment in desperate circumstances and the currents of history that carry them along. Praised for its clarity of voice and vision, Zero db and Other Stories begins with a grim tour of the Deep South that includes a visit to a Tennessee slaughter yard, an unflinching look at the underbelly of the Northeast, and even a trip back in time to the Great Plains of the nineteenthth century and the confluence of events leading up to the Battle of Little Bighorn. Engrossing and brimming with insight, Bell & rsquo;s early stories are remarkable for their ambition of scope and the author & rsquo;s deft rendering of human diversity
Devil's dream by Madison Smartt Bell ( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nathan Bedford Forrest was the most reviled and celebrated, loathed and legendary, of Civil War generals. We see Forrest off the battlefield, in the more hidden but no less telling moments of his life: wooing the woman who would become his wife; battling an addiction to gambling; overcoming his abhorrence of the bureaucracy of the army to rise to its highest ranks. We see him taking part in the business of slave trading, but treating his own slaves humanely. We see him with his slave mistress, with whom he fathered several children, and we see him reveal his gift for inspiring courage but not change
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2009 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Smart Bell, Madison
Smartt Bell, Madison
Smartt Bell, Madison, 1957-
ベル, マディソン・スマート
Languages
English (217)
French (6)
German (2)
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