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Baraka, Amiri 1934-2014

Overview
Works: 1,022 works in 2,029 publications in 7 languages and 83,141 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Fiction  Drama  History  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Performer, Author of screenplay, Actor, Speaker, Compiler, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Dedicatee, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PS3552.A583, 818.5409
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Blues people; Negro music in white America by Amiri Baraka( Book )
41 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 2,631 libraries worldwide
Examines the history of the Negro in America through the music he created
Black music by Amiri Baraka( Book )
39 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,284 libraries worldwide
Discusses modern jazz movements and musicians, including Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, and Sun-Ra
Dutchman and The slave : two plays by Amiri Baraka( Book )
26 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and French and held by 2,161 libraries worldwide
Two short plays, dramatizations of the racial dilemma in America
Black fire; an anthology of Afro-American writing by Amiri Baraka( Book )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 1,629 libraries worldwide
This collection of literary works documents and captures the social and cultural turmoil of the 1960s' Black Arts Movement. Many of the contributors became prominent, nationally and internationally. Others receded into the cultural landscape. But their collected works presents a manifesto to bring about change in Black thought and action, generated from a Black aesthetic
The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka reader by Amiri Baraka( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
Home; social essays by Amiri Baraka( Book )
51 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
The author, poet, playwright, and composer documents the racial politics of America between 1960 and 1965 in a collection of essays on urban life, boxing, black sexuality, Harlem, and the Cuban revolution
Tales by Amiri Baraka( Book )
7 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
This reissue of a 1967 story collection shows a mind in motion and graphs Baraka's thoughts during that turbulent period
The system of Dante's Hell by Amiri Baraka( Book )
31 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
Autobiographical novel of black radical writer (aka, LeRoi Jones). The novel follows a young black man living nomadically in big cities and small towns in the southern United States, and his struggles with segregation and racism. The book correlates the man's experience with Dante's Inferno, and includes a diagram of the fictional hell described by Dante. --wikipedia.com
The dead lecturer; poems by Amiri Baraka( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 995 libraries worldwide
Four Black revolutionary plays, all praises to the Black man by Amiri Baraka( Book )
3 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and French and held by 973 libraries worldwide
Transbluesency : the selected poems of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1961-1995) by Amiri Baraka( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 libraries worldwide
Starting with a Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note, and including many out-of-print and limited edition chapbooks and broadsides, Transblusency: The Selected Poems of Amiri Baraka concisely illuminates Baraka's almost single-handed renovation of both the nature and form of post-WWII African American literature, and his profound influence on a generation of poets of all ethnic backgrounds
Confirmation, an anthology of AfricanAmerican women by Amiri Baraka( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
The baptism & the toilet by Amiri Baraka( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
"The Baptism and The Toilet are two of LeRoi Jones' earliest plays. The Baptism, a viciously comic assault on diverse hypocrisies--religious, social, sexual--which inform contemporary American life, and The Toilet, a tough, relentless study of tenderness crushed and destroyed by an adolescent code of violence, comprise a pair of the most powerful one-act plays to be produced in New York in years."--Back cover
Digging : the Afro-American soul of American classical music by Amiri Baraka( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: For almost half a century, Amiri Baraka has ranked among the most important commentators on African American music and culture. In this brilliant assemblage of his writings on music, the first such collection in nearly twenty years, Baraka blends autobiography, history, musical analysis, and political commentary to recall the sounds, people, times, and places he's encountered. As in his earlier classics, Blues People and Black Music, Baraka offers essays on the famous--Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane--and on those whose names are known mainly by jazz aficionados--Alan Shorter, Jon Jang, and Malachi Thompson. Baraka's literary style, with its deep roots in poetry, makes palpable his love and respect for his jazz musician friends. His energy and enthusiasm show us again how much Coltrane, Albert Ayler, and the others he lovingly considers mattered. He brings home to us how music itself matters, and how musicians carry and extend that knowledge from generation to generation, providing us, their listeners, with a sense of meaning and belonging
W.E.B. Du Bois a biography in four voices ( visu )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Four prominent African-American writers each narrate a period in the life of the sociologist and author W.E.B. Du Bois, and describe his impact on their work. They chronicle Du Bois' role as a founder of the NAACP, organizer of the first Pan-African Congress, editor of Crisis, a journal of the black cultural renaissance, and author of a series of landmark sociological studies. Anathematized during the McCarthy years, Du Bois immigrated to Ghana, the first independent African state, where he died
Preface to a twenty volume suicide note .... by Amiri Baraka( Book )
22 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Black magic: Sabotage, Target study, Black art; collected poetry, 1961-1967 by Amiri Baraka( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Raise, race, rays, raze: essays since 1965 by Amiri Baraka( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
S O S : poems 1961-2013 by Amiri Baraka( Book )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
"Throughout Baraka's career as a prolific writer (also published as LeRoi Jones), he was vehemently outspoken against oppression of African American citizens, and he radically altered the discourse surrounding racial inequality. The environments and social values that inspired his poetics changed during the course of his life, a trajectory that can be traced in this retrospective spanning more than five decades of profoundly evolving subjects and techniques. Praised for its lyricism and introspection, his early poetry emerged from the Beat generation, while his later writing is marked by intensely rebellious fervor and subversive ideology. All along, his primary focus was on how to live and love in the present moment despite the enduring difficulties of human history. Selected and prefaced by Paul Vangelisti, S O S is the essential edition of Baraka's poetic work"--
Selected poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones by Amiri Baraka( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Baraka, Ameer, 1934-
Baraka, Ameer 1934-2014
Baraka, Amīr, 1934-
Baraka, Amiri
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-
Baraka, Amiri 1934-2014
Baraka, Imamu Amear
Baraka, Imamu Ameer, 1934-2014
Baraka, Imamu Amirí, 1934-
Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-2014
Barakah, Amīr, 1934-
Barakah, Amīr 1934-2014
Imamu Amiri Baraka, 1934-
Imamu Amiri Baraka 1934-2014
Jones, Everett 1934-2014
Jones, Everett L. (Everett LeRoi), 1934-
Jones, Everett LeRoi
Jones, Everett LeRoi, 1934-
Jones Everett LeRoi 1934-2014
Jones, Everett Leroy 1934-2014
Jones, Le Roi
Jones, Le Roi, 1934-
Jones Le Roi 1934-2014
Jones, LeRoi
Jones, LeRoi, 1934-
Jones, LeRoi 1934-2014
Jones, Leroy, 1934-
Jones, Leroy 1934-2014
Le Roi, Jones 1934-2014
LeRoi, Jones 1934-2014
بركة، أميري، 1934-
Languages
English (369)
German (9)
French (7)
Spanish (7)
Hungarian (1)
Swedish (1)
Italian (1)
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