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Van Vechten, Carl 1880-1964

Overview
Works: 2,152 works in 2,954 publications in 11 languages and 32,868 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Portraits  Poetry  History  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Author of introduction, Creator, Speaker, Illustrator, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3543.A653, B
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Most widely held works by Carl Van Vechten
Selected writings of Gertrude Stein by Gertrude Stein( Book )
41 editions published between 1946 and 1990 in English and held by 2,673 libraries worldwide
The entire literary career of Gertrude Stein is represented in this selection of poetry and prose
My musical life by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov( Book )
54 editions published between 1923 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,931 libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van de vijf stichters van de nieuwe Russische school, t.w. Balakirev, César Cui, Moussorgsky, Borodine en Rimsky-Korsakow (1844-1908)
Nigger heaven by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
103 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
"Here upper-class elites discuss art in well-appointed drawing rooms; rowdy and lascivious drunks spend long nights in jazz clubs and speakeasies; and politically conscious young intellectuals drink coffee and debate "the race problem" in walkup apartments. At the center of the story, two young people - a quiet, serious librarian and a volatile aspiring writer - struggle to love each other as their dreams are slowly suffocated by racism."--Jacket
Remember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964 by Langston Hughes( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,330 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of letters exchanged over the course of four decades between poet Langston Hughes and his mentor, Carl Van Vechten, offering an incisive look at current events and issues
Last operas and plays by Gertrude Stein( Book )
23 editions published between 1949 and 1995 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
The tiger in the house by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
38 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 libraries worldwide
"As delightful as it is learned, Tiger in the House explores science, art, and history to assemble a treasury of cat lore, while Van Vechten's sumptuous baroque prose makes the book's every page an inexhaustible pleasure"--Amazon
Between friends : letters of James Branch Cabell and others by James Branch Cabell( Book )
4 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Letters from many literary figures of the 1920's
Peter Whiffle : his life and works by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
34 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Upon his death, Peter Whiffle requests that Carl write the story of his life even though Peter himself considered writing as "constant definition, although it is apparent as anything can be that life, nature, art, whatever one writes about, are fluid and mutable things." Ultimately, Carl settles on writing "a sort of loose biographical form, a free fantasia in the manner of a Liszt Rhapsody."--Preface, p.3, 8
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946 by Gertrude Stein( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Both in her lifetime and since, Gertrude Stein's persona received far more attention than her writings. The result was a distorted view of both her person and her work. This monumental two-volume set of her correspondence with Carl Van Vechten, the critic novelist, and photographer, offers new insight into Stein's life, her art, and the intellectual and artistic milieu of Paris. These letters also follow Van Vechten's various careers: particularly his championship of the Harlem Renaissance. The existing biographies of Stein, and even her own autobiographical writings, omit a great deal. W
The tattooed countess : a romantic novel with a happy ending by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
27 editions published between 1924 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 569 libraries worldwide
"The Countess Nattatorrini, nee Ella Poore, has returned home to Iowa after twenty tempestuous years on the Continent. Time has stood still in Maple Valley--a Cedar Rapids look-alike whose residents are seen as little more than animated rocking chairs who chew gum, gossip on their front porches, enjoy euchre parties and buckwheat griddle cakes, and brag endlessly of the new waterworks. Into this complacent town bursts the Countess, a full-blown, impulsive widow who dares to dye her hair, smokes cigarettes in public, wears her gowns cut low and her jewels in layers, and admits that after her lips are made up she can say things she could never have said before. Needless to say, the good folks of Maple Valley are awestruck--but not struck silent--by this exotic vision. Just as the Countess finds herself bored beyond endurance, she meets the one boy in Maple Valley who deserves a good education"--Back cover
Spider boy : a scenario for a moving picture by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
30 editions published between 1928 and 1984 in English and German and held by 550 libraries worldwide
The blind bow-boy by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
32 editions published between 1914 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Story of the education of a youth whose father is determined that his son shall not suffer any of his own disadvantages
The weary blues by Langston Hughes( Book )
13 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
"Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of The Weary Blues reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance. Beginning with the opening "Proem" (prologue poem)--"I am a Negro: / Black as the night is black, / Black like the depths of my Africa"--Hughes spoke directly, intimately, and powerfully of the experiences of African Americans at a time when their voices were newly being heard in our literature. As the legendary Carl Van Vechten wrote in a brief introduction to the original 1926 edition, "His cabaret songs throb with the true jazz rhythm; his sea-pieces ache with a calm, melancholy lyricism; he cries bitterly from the heart of his race. Always, however, his stanzas are subjective, personal," and, he concludes, they are the expression of "an essentially sensitive and subtly illusive nature." That illusive nature darts among these early lines and begins to reveal itself, with precocious confidence and clarity. In a new introduction to the work, the poet and editor Kevin Young suggests that Hughes from this very first moment is "celebrating, critiquing, and completing the American dream," and that he manages to take Walt Whitman's American "I" and write himself into it. We find here not only such classics as "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and the great twentieth-century anthem that begins "I, too, sing America," but also the poet's shorter lyrics and fancies, which dream just as deeply. "Bring me all of your / Heart melodies," the young Hughes offers, "That I may wrap them / In a blue cloud-cloth / Away from the too-rough fingers / Of the world.""--
Parties : scenes from contemporary New York life by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
18 editions published between 1930 and 1993 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Excavations; a book of advocacies by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
14 editions published between 1926 and 1990 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Keep a-inchin' along : selected writings of Carl Van Vechten about Black art and letters by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
9 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 libraries worldwide
Firecrackers : a realistic novel by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
19 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 libraries worldwide
The music of Spain by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
21 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
My main purpose has been to open the ears of the world to these new sounds, to create curiosity regarding the music of the Iberian Peninsula. When more of this music is familiar will be time enough to write a more critical and more comprehensive work. - Preface
The passionate observer : photographs by Carl Van Vechten by Keith F Davis( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
The finest of these images, with a text placing this little-known body of work in its historical and artistic context. Photography represents only one facet of Carl Van Vechten's extraordinary creative life. As music critic for the New York Times he witnessed performances by the most important avant-garde artists of the time and came to know many of them personally. In 1915 he published his first book of collected criticism. Over the next fifteen years he published eight
Music and bad manners by Carl Van Vechten( Book )
9 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Carl Van Vechten was not only America's first dance critic, but the first to champion American music and consider ragtime and jazz serious genres. This 1916 collection of writings heralded the Jazz Age with such irreverent but informed assessments as Music for the Movies," Spain and Music," Shall We Realize Wagner's Ideals?" and The Bridge Burners."
 
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Alternative Names
Carl van Vechten
Carl van Vechten americký fotograf a spisovatel
Carl Van Vechten Amerikaans schrijver
Carl Van Vechten amerikai író és fényképész
Carl Van Vechten amerikansk fotograf och författare
Carl Van Vechten amerikansk fotograf og skribent
Carl van Vechten amerykański fotograf i pisarz
Carl van Vechten écrivain et photographe américain
Carl Van Vechten scrittore e fotografo statunitense
Carl van Vechten US-amerikanischer Fotograf und Schriftsteller
Carolus van Vechten
Van Vechten, Karl 1880-1964
Van Vetchen, Carl
Van Vetchen, Carl 1880-1964
VanVechten, Carl 1880-1964
Vechten, Carl Van.
Vechten Carl Van 1880-1964
Vetchen, Carl Van
Vetchen, Carl Van 1880-1964
Ван Вехтен, Карл
Карл ван Вехтен
Карл Ван Вехтен американски фотограф и писател
Карл ван Вехтэн
Карл ван Вэхтэн
קארל ואן וכטן
كارل فان فيختن
کارل ون وکتن نویسنده و عکاس آمریکایی
ヴァン・ヴェクテン, カール
カール・ヴァン・ヴェクテン
卡爾·凡·韋奇滕
Languages
English (569)
French (7)
Italian (7)
Danish (6)
German (5)
Swedish (4)
Hungarian (2)
Japanese (2)
Norwegian (2)
Czech (2)
Finnish (1)
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