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Linney, Romulus 1930-2011

Overview
Works: 235 works in 432 publications in 1 language and 14,039 library holdings
Genres: Drama  One-act plays  Periodicals  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Christian fiction  Radio plays  Historical drama  Radio programs  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Librettist, Author of introduction, Director, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PS3562.I55, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Romulus Linney
Publications by Romulus Linney
Publications by Romulus Linney, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Romulus Linney
Six plays by Romulus Linney( file )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,066 libraries worldwide
Uniquely adept at capturing the idiomatic poetry of his native South, Linney maneuvers with equal grace through the vernacular of New York's contemporary intelligentsia and the voices of a wide range of historical figures." ... one of our most perceptive chroniclers of the folkways of rural America, finding humanity and nobility in the most remote of places."--Mel Gussow, The New York Times
Romulus Linney, seventeen short plays by Romulus Linney( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 libraries worldwide
The Best short plays ( serial )
in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines : audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Heathen valley by Romulus Linney( Book )
14 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
A tramp is able to help a bishop establish a mission in an isolated Carolina valley in the 1850's
A lesson before dying by Romulus Linney( file )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Based on Ernest J. Gaines' National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A lesson before dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940's. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his home town after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson's. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's own fate
The sorrows of Frederick and Holy ghosts by Romulus Linney( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Sorrows of Frederick is a psychological drama that portrays Frederick the Great as a man of immense intellectual gifts who succombs to the perversion of power. Holy ghosts is a comic southern folk drama focusing on an anguished husband, his runaway wife and a snake-handling religious cult
The love suicide at Schofield Barracks. Democracy and Esther by Romulus Linney( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
The sorrows of Frederick; a play by Romulus Linney( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Slowly, by thy hand unfurled by Romulus Linney( Book )
9 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Takes the form of a diary out of the American past, written by a nameless woman who records her dark journey towards self-understanding
Jesus tales : a novel by Romulus Linney( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
A lesson before dying by Romulus Linney( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
"Jefferson, an innocent young man, is condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, called him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he acts like one, insisting that he will be dragged like that hog to his death in the electric chair. His godmother asks a schoolteacher to teach him to die like a man. The teacher, Grant Wiggins, struggling to quit his poor parish school and leave the South, faces both Jefferson and himself as execution day arrives."--Back cover
Childe Byron : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( file )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Humana Festival '97 : the complete plays ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
The love suicide at Schofield Barracks : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
The captivity of Pixie Shedman : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
August Wilson Century cycle by August Wilson( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Tennessee by Romulus Linney( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Old man Joseph and his family : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
A woman without a name : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The place is a small American town. The time 1900. As the play begins the characters enter and seat themselves in a semi-circle of antique chairs. The last to enter is the Woman, who carries a ledger (her journal) from which she starts to read. It is quickly evident that the journal is not only a record of the Woman's daily life, but also a measure of her intellectual and emotional growth as she copes with the trials and tribulations with which she and her family are beset. As her story unfolds, the various characters involved in each episode leave their chairs and enter the action, while the others watch in silence. The Woman is sorely tried as she loses one daughter to a bungled abortion, another to a brain tumor and a son to TB. But, despite all, she manages to grow in learning and strength of character; to deal with her husband's descent into alcoholism; to forgive the young doctor whose clumsiness caused her daughter's death; and to accept the malevolence of her surviving son, who holds her responsible for the tragedies which the family has suffered
 
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Alternative Names
Linney, Romulus, 1930-
Linney, Romulus Zachariah
Romulus Linney American playwright
Romulus Linney Amerikaans toneelschrijver (1930-2011)
Romulus Linney dramaturg american
Romulus Linney dramaturg estatunidenc
Romulus Linney dramaturge américain
Romulus Linney dramaturgo estadounidense
Romulus Linney US-amerikanischer Dramatiker
Romulus Zachariah Linney IV 1930-2011
Languages
English (155)
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