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Bradford, Roark 1896-1948

Overview
Works: 53 works in 188 publications in 5 languages and 5,592 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Drama  Music  Legends  History  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3503.R2215, 812.5
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Most widely held works by Roark Bradford
John Henry by Roark Bradford( Book )
20 editions published between 1931 and 1970 in English and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
Ol' man Adam an' his chillun : being the tales they tell about the time when the Lord walked the earth like a natural man by Roark Bradford( Book )
32 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 865 libraries worldwide
Tales about the time when the Lord walked the earth like a natural man
How come Christmas : a modern morality by Roark Bradford( Book )
13 editions published between 1930 and 1993 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
The green pastures ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
A series of biblical stories is told from an African American perspective
This side of Jordan by Roark Bradford( Book )
8 editions published between 1929 and 1975 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Ol' King David an' the Philistine boys by Roark Bradford( Book )
18 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in Czech and English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Kingdom coming by Roark Bradford( Book )
11 editions published between 1933 and 1946 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Let the band play Dixie : and other stories by Roark Bradford( Book )
12 editions published between 1934 and 1970 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
The Green Roller by Roark Bradford( Book )
3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
John Henry : Roark Bradford's novel and play by Roark Bradford( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
"Roark Bradford's 1931 novel and 1939 play dealing with the legendary folk-hero John Henry (both titled John Henry) were extremely influential in their own time but have long been unavailable or extremely hard to find. In this unique collection, Steven C. Tracy has joined Bradford's seminal works in a new critical edition to help contextualize both the novel and play, making these vital texts widely available again for scholars of folklore and African American literature." "This new volume includes an expansive introduction that explores Bradford's life and work, critical responses to the novel and play, and a survey of John Henry's pervasive influence in folk, literary, and popular culture. It also features a wide array of supplementary materials, including a selected bibliography and discography related to Bradford and John Henry; transcriptions of a number of folksong texts and recordings available during the 1930s; and a chronology of the lives of both Bradford and Henry. As Tracy's introduction makes clear, such a consideration of Bradford - set in the context of writers, both black and white, drawing upon African American folklore and using dialects along with stereotypical and non-stereotypical portrayals - is long overdue." "In pairing Bradford's two treatments of the quintessentially American story of John Henry, Tracy has provided the definitive edition of two classic American texts, and in so doing, he provides a welcome opportunity to reflect on the various paths by which African American traditions have infiltrated the cultural mainstream."--book jacket
The three-headed angel by Roark Bradford( Book )
6 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Ol' man Adam an' his chillun by Roark Bradford( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
The green pastures : a fable : suggested by Roark Bradford's southern sketches, "Ol' Man Adam an' his chillun" by Marc Connelly( Book )
5 editions published between 1929 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Attempts "to present certain aspects of a living religion in the terms of its believers ... thousands of Negroes in the deep South."
John Henry. By Roark Bradford. Woodcuts by J.J. Lankes by Roark Bradford( Book )
2 editions published between 1931 and 1970 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The private world of William Faulkner by Roark Bradford( Article )
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Toen God nog gewoon op aarde rondliep : verhalen over Adam en zijn mensen, zoals ze werden verteld in de Mississippi-delta by Roark Bradford( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Bewerkingen van bekende Bijbelverhalen, waarbij de handeling is verplaatst naar de Afro-Amerikaanse cultuur aan het begin van de twintigste eeuw in het zuiden van de Verenigde Staten
Hambone's meditations by James Pinckney Alley( Book )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Cartoons featuring the dialect sayings of an African American man
Černošský Pán Bůh a páni Izraelité ; Starej zákon a proroci by Roark Bradford( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in Czech and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collected poems of William Alexander Percy by William Alexander Percy( Book )
2 editions published between 1943 and 1944 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Nothing would have given Will Percy greater delight'he died in January 1942'than this Collected Poems, for although he was lawyer, soldier, cosmopolitan, plantation-owner, and patriot, it was as a poet that he chose to think himself. And indeed this is a volume to be treasured by those whose memories go fondly back to days of quieter, more contemplative living. For Percy was not in any sense a modernist; his love of tradition is as evident in these poems as it was in his prose. Here again is the same gentle quality of nostalgia which has made Lanterns on the Levee one of the most charming and authentic pictures of the old South at its best. Percy's first book of poems, Sappho in Levkas, was issued in 1905 and was followed by three others: In April Once (1920), Enzio's Kingdom (1924), and Selected Poems (1930). In all of his poetry, Percy's phrasing is lyric and dramatic; his verse forms subtly musical and finely regular'truly the work of a man who dreamed of the past and feared'all too prophetically'a dark and ominous future
Little David by Marc Connelly( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Roark Bradford American writer
Roark Bradford American writer known for stories based on American folklore
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Languages
English (146)
Czech (20)
Spanish (1)
Hungarian (1)
Dutch (1)
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