WorldCat Identities

West, Dorothy 1907-1998

Overview
Works: 40 works in 165 publications in 3 languages and 10,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Feminist fiction  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3545.E82794, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Dorothy West, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Dorothy West
The wedding by Dorothy West ( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1950s, a girl from the black bourgeoisie in Martha's Vineyard announces her engagement to a white musician. The novel follows the impact this has on her family and the community around them. By the author of The Living Is Easy
The living is easy by Dorothy West ( Book )
28 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"No one is safe from Cleo Jericho Judson's manipulations, and no one can stand in the way of her determination to win a place for her daughter and her sisters' children in Boston's black society. Yet forces larger than Cleo eventually wrench the control of events from her and threaten her dream of a time and place where the living is easy." -- back cover
The last leaf of Harlem : selected and newly discovered fiction by the author of The wedding by Dorothy West ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Dorothy West died in 1998, she was the last surviving member of the Harlem Renaissance, a contemporary of Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright. Popular history holds that between the publication of her two novels (The Living is Easy in 1948 and The Wedding in 1995), Dorothy West fell silent. In fact, there was never a time in Dorothy West's life in which she was not writing and publishing. The Last Leaf of Harlem gathers West's writing from these supposedly silent years--syndicated fiction in the New York Daily News, pieces for the Work Progress Administration's Federal Writer's Project, and publications in small journals and magazines--along with known and beloved pieces by this extraordinary writer. Many of these stories, describing and exploring marriage, loss, family life, and poverty were lost until now. The Last Leaf of Harlem brings together the almost-forgotten pieces of Dorothy West's lifework, and gives the reader a fresh look into a remarkable writer and career.-Publisher's description
Race, gender, & comparative Black modernism Jennifer M. Wilks ... [et al.] by Jennifer M Wilks ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wedding by Dorothy West ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shelby Coles' marriage to a white jazz musician sends shockwaves through her upper class African American community on Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s
As I remember it a portrait of Dorothy West ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the perspective of her 83 years, the still-active African-American writer Dorothy West relates her memories of growing up black, privileged and enthralled by literature
The best American short stories, 2001 [selected stories ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An audio sampling of the premier annual showcase of the country's finest short fiction
The wedding by Dorothy West ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Dorothy West, the last surviving member of the Harlem Renaissance, The Wedding is an intimate glimpse into African American middle class. Set on bucolic Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s, this is the story of life in the Oval, a proud, insular community made up of the best and brightest of the East Coast's black bourgeoisie. Within this inner circle of "blue-vein society," we witness the prominent Coles family gather for the wedding of the loveliest daughter, Shelby, who could have chosen from "a whole area of eligible men of the right colors and the right professions." Instead, she has fallen in love with and is about to be married to Meade Wyler, a white jazz musician from New York. A shock wave breaks over the Oval as its longtime members grapple with the changing face of its community
Challenge ( )
in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New challenge. v.1-2, no.2; Mar. 1934-fall 1937 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New challenge ( )
in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le mariage by Dorothy West ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Challenge ( )
in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last leaf of Harlem : the uncollected works of Dorothy West by Dorothy West ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New challenge ( )
in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Hochzeit : Roman by Dorothy West ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The richer, the poorer : stories, sketches, and reminiscences by Dorothy West ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen stories of fiction and non-fiction. The story, Mammy, is on color discrimination among blacks, Jack in the Pot is about a woman on welfare whose lottery win only brings problems, and in The Penny, a boy rats on his parents to make money
The wedding ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in French and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bride is the great-great-granddaughter of a slave owner on one side and the great-great-granddaughter of a slave on the other. She is forced to confront truths about herself and her family's hidden secrets just days before her scheduled Martha's Vineyard wedding to a white jazz musician
Le mariage by Dorothy West ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A midnight sin by Dorothy West ( Book )
3 editions published in 1936 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Christopher, Mary, 1907-1998
Christopher, Mary, 1909-1998
Languages
English (148)
French (9)
German (1)
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