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Johnson, Charles 1948-

Works: 122 works in 446 publications in 7 languages and 28,245 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Sea stories  Action and adventure fiction  Sea fiction  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3560.O3735, 813.54
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Middle passage by Charles Johnson( Book )
41 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,235 libraries worldwide
A freed slave escapes his bad debts in New Orleans by stowing away on a slave ship en route to Africa
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Charles Johnson( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,091 libraries worldwide
The history of slavery is chronicled through the eyes of slaves, from their landing in Jamestown to the Civil War
King : the photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Charles Johnson( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,272 libraries worldwide
"King is the first true photobiography of a hero's journey. Never before has Martin Luther King's life been so richly chronicled from so many different points of view. A powerful array of photographic images combined with text by writer Charles Johnson, a National Book Award winner, detail the pivotal events of King's public life - as well as life with his family - in a rich and stirring format. Johnson writes, "How soon we forget that King was not only a civil rights activist, but also this country's preeminent moral philosopher, a spiritual aspirant, a father and husband, and that these diverse roles - these multiple dimensions of his too brief life - were the foundations for his singular 'dream' that inspired millions worldwide." Here, then, we see Martin Luther King, Jr., in all his aspects: as husband and father, powerful preacher, courageous leader of the civil rights movement, martyr for the cause of racial justice, and finally American icon."--Jacket
Dreamer : a novel by Charles Johnson( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
On the road with Martin Luther King, his wife and his two assistants. One is a look-alike decoy, a Korean War veteran who considers the pacifism of the civil rights movement naive. The novel describes harrowing scenes at the receiving end of hate. By the author of Middle Passage
Being & race : Black writing since 1970 by Charles Johnson( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
Class of 1967 alumnus, Charles Johnson, examines contemporary African-American fiction
Oxherding tale by Charles Johnson( Book )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
Illustrates an individual's desperate flight from slavery in the antebellum South in which bondage is spiritual as well as physical, sexual as well as racial
Faith and the good thing by Charles Johnson( Book )
20 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
Faith Cross, a beautiful and purely innocent young black woman, is told by her dying mother to go and get herself "a good thing." Thus begins an extraordinary pilgrim's progress that takes Faith from the magic and mysticism of the rural South to the promises and perils of modern-day Chicago. It is an odyssey that propels Faith from the degradation of prostitution, drugs, and drink into a faceless middle-class reality, and finally into a searing tragedy that ironically leads to the discovery of the real Good Thing. National Book Award-winner Charles Johnson's first novel, originally published in 1974, puts the life-affirming soul of the African-American experience at the summit of American storytelling
The sorcerer's apprentice by Charles Johnson( Book )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Evanston graduate, Johnson, interweaves the real and the surreal in these eight tales of transformations and metamorphoses
Middle passage by Charles Johnson( file )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave travels to New Orleans only to discover that nothing but misery awaits him in the big city. As he contemplates his life, he decides that the sea holds his interest and boards the first available ship that sets sail. Soon he learns that he has boarded a slave ship enrote to Africa to collect members of a legendary tribe. The voyage is harrowing, but seeing the captured men shackled and imprisoned drives him to insanity. What follows could cost him his life
Dr. King's refrigerator and other bedtime stories by Charles Johnson( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories that explore issues of identity and race
The way of the writer : reflections on the art and craft of storytelling by Charles Johnson( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
"Organized into six accessible, easy-to-navigate sections, The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process. Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom, starting with word choice, sentence structure, and narrative voice, and delving into the mechanics of scene, dialogue, plot and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer. What separates literature from industrial fiction? What lies at the heart of the creative impulse? How does one navigate the literary world? And how are philosophy and fiction concomitant?"--Publisher information
Black men speaking ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Initially conceived as an exploration of "the plight of the black male in the United States," Black Men Speaking is that and more. It gives expression to a range of issues - cultural, economic, psychological, religious, and personal - as seen by a remarkable group of black men - novelists, a well-known artist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a doctor, an editor, an academic, a famous musician, and a group of ordinary citizens from Harlem. Powerful voices give us powerful images and powerful messages
Soulcatcher and other stories by Charles Johnson( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
"Nothing has had as profound an effect on American life as slavery. For blacks and whites alike, the experience has left us with a conflicted and contradictory history. Now, in fictional form, National Book Award-winning author Charles Johnson presents twelve stories illuminating slavery's effects and experiences. From Martha Washington's management of her slaves following the death of her husband to a boy chained in the bowels of a ship laden with human cargo plying the infamous passage from Africa to the South; from a lynching in Indiana to a hunter of escaped slaves searching the Boston market for his quarry; from a Quaker meeting exploring resettlement in Africa to the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation - the voices, terrors, and savagery of slavery come unforgettably to life. These tales transcend history even as they present it, and retell the tragic proportions of a period with astounding realism, power, and emotion."--Jacket
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. : his life and crusade in pictures by Charles Johnson( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., explores his diverse roles as a minister, activist, family man, eloquent speaker, and advocate for peaceful change, in a volume that blends thoughtful text with photographs
I call myself an artist : writings by and about Charles Johnson by Charles Johnson( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
This work reaches across the colour line to examine how race, gender, class and individual subjectivity shaped the lives of black and white women in the 19th- and 20th-century American South
Charles Johnson by Charles Johnson( visu )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
An interview with author Charles Richard Johnson. Therein, Johnson describes his literary objective: to explore classic, metaphysical questions from East and West against the backdrop of African life and history
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Nearly ten years in the making, this landmark six-hour film series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography and riveting first-person accounts. [It] helps define the reality of slavery's past through the insightful commentary of a wide range of voices including General Colin Powell, authors John Edgar Wideman and Barry Unsworth and leading scholars. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett it offers unparalleled understanding - from slavery's birth in the early 1600s through the violent onset of civil war in 1860
Juneteenth : a novel by Ralph Ellison( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
The story of a black man who passes for white and becomes a race-baiting U.S. senator. When he is shot on the Senate floor, the first visitor in hospital is a black musician-turned-preacher who raised him. As the two men talk, their respective stories come out. An unfinished novel by the author of Invisible Man
Taming the ox : Buddhist stories and reflections on politics, race, culture, and spiritual practice by Charles Johnson( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
"Buddhism-influenced essays, stories, and reviews by National Book Award winner Charles R. Johnson. This wide and varied collection of essays, reviews, and short stories by the renowned author Charles Johnson offers incisive views on politics, race, and Buddhism. Johnson notes that in his life the two activities that have anchored him and reinforce each other are creative production and spiritual practice. This book is a crystallization of what he has learned during his passage through American literature, the visual arts, and the Buddha dharma. Essays include: "And if Peace Is Their Goal" on the principles of enlightened politics, "The King We Need" on the deep and sophisticated moral philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and why King's teachings and example are important to all Americans, "Why Buddhists Should Vote"--Johnson posits that voting can be seen as a way to reduce suffering, "The Meaning of Barack Obama"--an appreciation of the man who became one of the most historic US presidents, even before his first 100 days were through, "Why Buddhism for Black America Now?"--what Buddhism can offer the African-American community in the post-MLK era"--
Philosophy : an innovative introduction : fictive narrative, primary texts, and responsive writing by Michael Boylan( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 libraries worldwide
An introduction to philosophy that combines readings and exercises with fictive narratives starring traditional figures in the history of the field
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Alternative Names
Charles R. Johnson Amerikaans schrijver
Charles R. Johnson amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent
Charles R. Johnson amerikansk manusförfattare och författare
Charles R. Johnson amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent
Charles R. Johnson amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent
Charles R. Johnson écrivain français
Charles Richard Johnson afroamerikanischer Schriftsteller
Johnson Charles
Johnson Charles 1948-....
Johnson, Charles R.
Johnson, Charles R. 1948-
Johnson, Charles R. (Charles Richard)
Johnson, Charles R. (Charles Richard), 1948-
Johnson, Charles Richard 1948-
تشارلز جونسون
چارلز آر. جانسون نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی
चार्ल्स जॉनसन
ジョンソン, チャールズ
チャールズ・ジョンソン (小説家)
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