aller au contenu
Colored people : a memoir Aperçu de cet ouvrage
FermerAperçu de cet ouvrage
Vérifiant…

Colored people : a memoir

Auteur : Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Éditeur : New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1994.
Édition/format :   Livre : Biographie : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
"In this rich memoir of his early life, the celebrated scholar and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us an indelible portrait of a vanished America. Born in 1950, he grew up in Piedmont (population 2,565), a West Virginia town perched on the side of a hill in the Allegheny Mountains. He was raised in a small, intimate, middle-class "colored" community where secrets and haircuts were prime commodities and the  Lire la suite...
Évaluation :

(pas encore évalué) 0 avec des critiques - Soyez le premier.

Sujets
Plus comme ceci

 

Trouver un exemplaire dans la bibliothèque

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Recherche de bibliothèques qui possèdent cet ouvrage...

Détails

Genre/forme : Biography
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Gates, Henry Louis.
Colored people.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1994
(OCoLC)622940637
Personne nommée : Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Henry Louis Gates; Henry Louis Gates
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN : 0679421793 9780679421795
Numéro OCLC : 27429502
Récompenses : Lillian Smith Book Award, 1994
Description : xvi, 216 pages ; 22 cm
Responsabilité : Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Plus d’informations :

Résumé :

"In this rich memoir of his early life, the celebrated scholar and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us an indelible portrait of a vanished America. Born in 1950, he grew up in Piedmont (population 2,565), a West Virginia town perched on the side of a hill in the Allegheny Mountains. He was raised in a small, intimate, middle-class "colored" community where secrets and haircuts were prime commodities and the major social event was the annual mill picnic." "It was a time when the United States was just crossing the threshold into desegregation (the Piedmont schools were integrated the year before Gates entered first grade); when racial boundaries were constantly shifting and progress was measured primarily by the number of black faces that appeared on television. But Gates's story is not only a story about race. It is the story of a family, of a village, and of a special time and place in American history." "Gates vividly recalls the characters who peopled his childhood: from his first love, the bookworm Linda, to Uncle Earkie the Turkey, who shared his views on the opposite sex with whoever would listen, to his grandmother Big Mom, founder of the local Episcopal church, to the exuberant Reverend Monroe, who captured many a soul. And of course the person who had the greatest influence on young Skip, his mother - a fearless, determined woman who was famous for her delivery of eulogies at funerals, who was the first colored secretary of the Piedmont PTA, and who, as an older woman, triumphantly acquired the house where she had worked as a young girl. Through Gates's memories and portraits of the people in his early life, he conveys a deep sense of and longing for the extended family and close community that was so much a part of an earlier America." "Full of humor, thoughtful, and engaging, Gates has written a classic coming-of-age story that will inspire generations to come."--Jacket.

Critiques

Critiques d’utilisateurs
Récupération des critiques de GoodReads...
Récuperation des critiques DOGObooks…

Tags

Soyez le premier.
Confirmez cette demande

Vous avez peut-être déjà demandé cet ouvrage. Veuillez sélectionner OK si vous voulez poursuivre avec cette demande quand même.

Données liées


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27429502>
library:oclcnum"27429502"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/79046442>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:familyName"Gates"
schema:givenName"Henry Louis"
schema:name"Gates, Henry Louis."
schema:name"Gates, Henry Louis"
schema:name"Gates, Henry Louis, Jr."
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799703>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"African Americans--Social life and customs"@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:awards"Lillian Smith Book Award, 1994"
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:creator
<http://viaf.org/viaf/79046442>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:familyName"Gates"
schema:givenName"Henry Louis"
schema:name"Gates, Henry Louis."
schema:name"Gates, Henry Louis"
schema:name"Gates, Henry Louis, Jr."
schema:datePublished"1994"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/346703>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Colored people : a memoir"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27429502>
schema:reviewBody""In this rich memoir of his early life, the celebrated scholar and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us an indelible portrait of a vanished America. Born in 1950, he grew up in Piedmont (population 2,565), a West Virginia town perched on the side of a hill in the Allegheny Mountains. He was raised in a small, intimate, middle-class "colored" community where secrets and haircuts were prime commodities and the major social event was the annual mill picnic." "It was a time when the United States was just crossing the threshold into desegregation (the Piedmont schools were integrated the year before Gates entered first grade); when racial boundaries were constantly shifting and progress was measured primarily by the number of black faces that appeared on television. But Gates's story is not only a story about race. It is the story of a family, of a village, and of a special time and place in American history." "Gates vividly recalls the characters who peopled his childhood: from his first love, the bookworm Linda, to Uncle Earkie the Turkey, who shared his views on the opposite sex with whoever would listen, to his grandmother Big Mom, founder of the local Episcopal church, to the exuberant Reverend Monroe, who captured many a soul. And of course the person who had the greatest influence on young Skip, his mother - a fearless, determined woman who was famous for her delivery of eulogies at funerals, who was the first colored secretary of the Piedmont PTA, and who, as an older woman, triumphantly acquired the house where she had worked as a young girl. Through Gates's memories and portraits of the people in his early life, he conveys a deep sense of and longing for the extended family and close community that was so much a part of an earlier America." "Full of humor, thoughtful, and engaging, Gates has written a classic coming-of-age story that will inspire generations to come."--Jacket."
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Fermer la fenêtre

Veuillez vous identifier dans WorldCat 

Vous n’avez pas de compte? Vous pouvez facilement créer un compte gratuit.