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Olsen, Tillie

Overview
Works: 201 works in 451 publications in 7 languages and 12,577 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Feminist fiction  Quotations  History  Pictorial works  Educational films  Internet videos  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Annotator
Classifications: PS3565.L82, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Tillie Olsen
Publications by Tillie Olsen
Publications by Tillie Olsen, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Tillie Olsen
Silences by Tillie Olsen( Book )
70 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,941 libraries worldwide
"In Silences, Tillie Olsen ... confronts ... the crucial relationship between circumstances--class, color, sex, the times and climate into which one is born--and the creation of written literature. These essays ... explore the problems of literary 'silences' in the careers of both the acknowledged great and those who ceased to write ... Tillie Olsen focuses on the silences that are most immediate to her own experience: how a negative literary climate, childbearing and rearing shape a woman's writing life"--Cover
Yonnondio from the thirties by Tillie Olsen( Book )
48 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,502 libraries worldwide
"Yonnondio follows the heartbreaking path of the Holbrook family in the late 1920s and the Great Depression as they move from the coal mines of Wyoming to a tenant farm in Western Nebraska, ending up finally on the killing floors of the slaughterhouses and in the wretched neighborhoods of the poor in Omaha, Nebraska. Mazie, the oldest daughter in the growing family of Jim and Anna Holbrook, tells the story of the family's desire for a better life--Anna's dream that her children be educated and Jim's wish for a life lived out in the open, away from the darkness and danger of the mines. At every turn in their journey, however, their dreams are frustrated, and the family is jeopardized by cruel and indifferent systems."--Publisher's description on back cover
Life in the iron mills, or, The korl woman by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 1,233 libraries worldwide
This definitive edition reprints the text of Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron-Mills together with a broad selection of historical and cultural documents that open up the novella to the consideration of a range social and cultural issues vital to Davis's nineteenth century. Special attention is given to nineteenth-century American discussions of work and social class, moral and social reform, the development of American art and industry, and the position of the woman writer
Mothers & daughters : that special quality : an exploration in photographs by Tillie Olsen( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Mother to daughter, daughter to mother, mothers on mothering : a daybook and reader ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Italian and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Tell me a riddle by Tillie Olsen( Book )
33 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 509 libraries worldwide
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Tillie Olsen discusses "I stand here ironing ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
"In this interview by historian Peter Carroll, Tillie Olsen - known for her powerful writings about the inner lives of the working poor, women, and minorities - discusses her autobiographical "Help her to believe ..."--Videocassette container
The riddle of life and death ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
"On the surface, these two stories have little in common, but thematically each dares to ask questions: What is the meaning of life? Was my life of value? Why am I dying? Ultimately, Olsen and Tolstoy consider questions about pain, suffering, and inequalities of fate and one's life work."--Jacket
Tillie Olsen a heart in action ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
A biography of "Tillie Lerner Olsen: a renegade, revolutionary, distinguished fiction and non-fiction writer, feminist, humanist, labor organizer and social activist. Politically active, class conscious, deeply joined to the world, Tillie countered the very core of American writing by immortalizing the lives of working class women and single mothers ... Extended interviews with Olsen during the last years of her life are deftly interspersed with footage from her readings, lectures and book signings as well as with archive materials and comments from notable feminists"--Http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c723.shtml
Mother to daughter, daughter to mother : mothers on mothering : a diary & reader ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Tillie Olsen by Tillie Olsen( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Following introductory comments on the author's life and work, Tillie Olsen reads her short story I stand here ironing, as well as excerpts from her novel Yonnondio and from her short story O yes
Tillie Olsen reads selections by Tillie Olsen( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Gives background on Tillie Olsen's life and education and accomplishments. She reads 'I stand here ironing' whole from 'Tell me a riddle' plus selections from other stories there and selections from 'Yonnondio'
Historia de dos ciudades : y lecturas afines by Charles Dickens( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Tillie Olsen reading selections by Tillie Olsen( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Following introductory comments on the author's life and work, Tillie Olsen reads her short story I stand here ironing, as well as excerpts from her novel Yonnondio and from her short story O yes
Yonnondio : Roman by Tillie Olsen( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 libraries worldwide
She is stiring [i.e. stirring] in the night by Tillie Olsen( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Now they put a baby in her lap ... : from Tell me a riddle by Tillie Olsen( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Tystnader by Tillie Olsen( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in Swedish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Ge mig en gåta by Tillie Olsen( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Tillie Olsen: I Stand Here Ironing ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This moving dramatization of Tillie Olsen's frequently anthologized "I Stand Here Ironing" is an unvarnished exploration of an impoverished single mother's ambivalence toward her worth as a parent and her 19-year-old daughter's future. Rich in subtext, the highly metaphorical story-penned in a stark and dramatic fashion devoid of cliche and sentimentality-raises important questions about individual identity, the role of women in society, the effects of poverty and abandonment on children, the nature of intimacy, and the life experiences of the author herself. Without climax or easy answers, the story concludes on a hopeful, or at least prayerful, note
 
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Alternative Names
Lerner Olsen, Tillie 1912-2007
Lerner, Tillie.
Lerner Tillie 1912-2007
Olson, Tillie
Olson, Tillie, 1912-2007‏
Tillie Olsen Amerikaans auteur
Tillie Olsen écrivain américaine
Tillie Olsen pisarka amerykańska
Tillie Olsen scrittrice statunitense
Tillie Olsen US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Тилли Олсен
టిల్లీ అల్సెన్
蒂莉·奧爾森
Languages
English (246)
German (5)
Swedish (5)
Danish (2)
Italian (2)
French (1)
Spanish (1)
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