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Clarke, George Elliott

Overview
Works: 63 works in 197 publications in 1 language and 4,350 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Pictorial works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Bibliography  History  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.C5265, C811.54
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Most widely held works by George Elliott Clarke
Illuminated verses by George Elliott Clarke ( )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George & Rue by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The writer of the award-winning Execution Poems shares a fictional depiction of the lives and motivations of two ancestral cousins, who suffered underprivileged and violent childhoods and were condemned and hanged by the white community for their role in killing a taxi driver
Odysseys home : mapping African-Canadian literature by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature is a pioneering study of African-Canadian literary creativity, laying the groundwork for future scholarly work in the field. Based on extensive excavations of archives and texts, this challenging collection of essays and reviews presents a history of African-Canadian literature and examines its debt to, and synthesis with, oral cultures. George Elliott Clarke identifies the literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues for its relevance to both African Diasporic and Canadian Studies, and critiques several of its key creators and texts." "Scholarly and sophisticated, the survey cites and interprets the works of several major African-Canadian writers, including Andre Alexis, Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke, Claire Harris, and M. NourbeSe Philip. In so doing, Clarke demonstrates that African-Canadian writers and critics explore the tensions that exist between notions of universalism and black nationalism, liberalism and conservatism. These tensions are revealed in the literature that Clarke argues to be - paradoxically - uniquely Canadian and proudly apart from a mainstream national identity."--BOOK JACKET
Whylah Falls by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An extraordinary book of poetry that inspired an acclaimed CBC-Radio drama, a popular stage play and a feature film
Directions home : approaches to African-Canadian literature by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The latest work from pioneering scholar George Elliott Clarke, Directions Home is the most comprehensive analysis of African-Canadian texts and writers to date. Building on the discoveries of his critically acclaimed Odysseys Home, Clarke passionately analyses the beautiful complexities and haunting conundrums of this important body of literature. Directions Home explores the trajectories and tendencies of African-Canadian literature within the Canadian canon and the socio-cultural traditions of the African Diaspora. Clarke showcases the importance of little-known texts, including church histories and slave narratives, and offers studies of autobiography, crime and punishment, jazz poetics, and musical composition. The collection also includes studies of significant contemporary writers such as George Boyd and Dionne Brand, and trailblazing African-Canadian intellectuals like A.B. Walker and Anna Minerva Henderson. With its national, bilingual, and historical perspectives, Directions Home is an essential guide to African-Canadian literature." --Publisher's description
Beatrice Chancy by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Beatrice Chancy is set in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia in the year 1801. Beatrice is the daughter of a black slave woman who was raped by her white master. Raised in the master's household, Beatrice is beautiful, clever, kind and cultured - her father's prize possesion. As her story opens, Beatrice is sixteen and freshly returned from a convent school where she was sent "to copy white ladies' ways." Her declaration of love for a slave sparks tension that culminates in a monstrous act: the rape of Beatrice by her own father, Francis Chancy. From here, violence begets violence until Chancy is killed and Beatrice is hanged for his death."--BOOK JACKET
Eyeing the north star : directions in African-Canadian literature ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Execution poems : the Black Acadian tragedy of "George and Rue" by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whylah Falls : the play by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blues and bliss : the poetry of George Elliott Clarke by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, high modernist, spoken word artist, Canadian poet-these are but some of the voices of George Elliott Clarke. In a selection of Clarke's best work from his early poetry to his most recent, Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke offers readers an impressive cross-section of those voices. Jon Paul Fiorentino's introduction focuses on this polyphony, his influences-Derek Walcott, Amiri Baraka, and the canon of literary English from Shakespeare to Yeats-and his "voice throwing," and shows how the intersections here produce a
Blue by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fire on the water : an anthology of Black Nova Scotian writing ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The refugee : the narratives of fugitive slaves in Canada by Benjamin Drew ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only collection of first-hand interviews of fugitive slaves in Canada ever produced, this is an invaluable record of the early black Canadian experience
Lush dreams, blue exile : fugitive poems, 1978-1993 by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I & I by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the "Boogie Nights" era of the 1970s, Betty Browning and her lover, boxer Malcolm Miles, travel from the fog-anchored grime of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to sunburnt Corpus Christi, Texas, and back - meeting tragedy and bloodshed along the way. I & I smoulders with love, lust, violence, and the excruciating repercussions of racism, sexism, and disgust. Rastafarian for "you and me," "I & I" expresses the oneness of God and man, the oneness of two people, or the distinction between body and spirit. In George Elliott Clarke's hands, this existential aesthetic crystallizes in a love story of Gothic grit. The narrative gives this verse novel shape; the poetry makes it sing, straddling folk ballad, soul, and pop music, all the while moaning the blues. Clarke fearlessly plumbs repugnant images, then, in a breath, wipes the slate clean with glistening language."--BOOK JACKET
Trudeau : long march, shining path by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saltwater spirituals and deeper blues by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Québécité : a jazz fantasia in three cantos by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Red by George Elliott Clarke ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Clarke, George Elliott
Clarke, George Elliott, 1960-
Elliott Clarke, George 1960-
Languages
English (146)
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