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Olsen, Tillie

Overview
Works: 206 works in 520 publications in 5 languages and 20,740 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Feminist fiction  Biography  Quotations  Pictorial works  Sources  History  Portraits 
Roles: Editor
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
Tell me a riddle by Tillie Olsen( Book )
89 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,976 libraries worldwide
This collection of four stories, "I Stand Here Ironing," "Hey Sailor, What Ship?," "O Yes," and "Tell Me a Riddle," has become an American classic. Since the title novella won the First Prize O. Henry Award in 1961, the stories have become staples in literature classes. They have been anthologized over a hundred times, made into three films, translated into thirteen languages, and - most important - once read, they live forever in the hearts of their readers
Yonnondio from the thirties by Tillie Olsen( Book )
42 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,352 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
Silences by Tillie Olsen( Book )
62 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,001 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
Life in the iron mills by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 708 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 )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Life in the iron mills, and other stories by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 548 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 547 libraries worldwide
The riddle of life and death ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 134 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 discusses "I stand here ironing ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"Can you imagine? That woman went on for pages just about ironing. Standing there ironing!" said an unimaginative judge about Tillie Olsen's short story, submitted in a competition for a fellowship at Stanford University. Olsen credits that fellowship, which she won, as the catalyst that transformed her back into a professional writer after 20 years of motherhood. In this interview conducted 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," serendipitously renamed "I Stand Here Ironing." (18 minutes)
The Story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction by Ann Charters( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Information: 6th ed. Includes bibliographical references
Tillie Olsen a heart in action ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 78 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 )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
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 41 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 35 libraries worldwide
Tillie Olsen reads "I stand here ironing" (short story), and excerpts from Yonnondio and "Oh yes" by Tillie Olsen( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 34 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 reading selections by Tillie Olsen( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 11 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
I stand here ironing by Tillie Olsen( file )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers
Yonnondio : Roman by Tillie Olsen( Book )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Dis-moi une devinette : [nouvelles] by Tillie Olsen( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
O yes by Tillie Olsen( Computer File )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers
 
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Alternative Names
Lerner Olsen, Tillie 1912-2007
Lerner, Tillie.
Lerner Tillie 1912-2007
Olson, Tillie
Languages
English (299)
French (3)
German (2)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
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