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Clarke, George Elliott

Overview
Works: 83 works in 268 publications in 1 language and 6,788 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Drama  History  Biography  Biographical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.C5265, C811.54
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Publications about George Elliott Clarke
Publications by George Elliott Clarke
Most widely held works by George Elliott Clarke
George & Rue by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
The writer of the award-winning Execution Poems shares a fictional depiction of the lives and motivations of two ancestral cousins, who suffered underprivileged and violent childhoods and were condemned and hanged by the white community for their role in killing a taxi driver
Odysseys home : mapping African-Canadian literature by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
"Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature is a pioneering study of African-Canadian literary creativity, laying the groundwork for future scholarly work in the field. Based on extensive excavations of archives and texts, this challenging collection of essays and reviews presents a history of African-Canadian literature and examines its debt to, and synthesis with, oral cultures. George Elliott Clarke identifies the literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues for its relevance to both African Diasporic and Canadian Studies, and critiques several of its key creators and texts." "Scholarly and sophisticated, the survey cites and interprets the works of several major African-Canadian writers, including Andre Alexis, Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke, Claire Harris, and M. NourbeSe Philip. In so doing, Clarke demonstrates that African-Canadian writers and critics explore the tensions that exist between notions of universalism and black nationalism, liberalism and conservatism. These tensions are revealed in the literature that Clarke argues to be - paradoxically - uniquely Canadian and proudly apart from a mainstream national identity."--Jacket
Whylah Falls by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
An extraordinary book of poetry that inspired an acclaimed CBC-Radio drama, a popular stage play and a feature film
Directions home : approaches to African-Canadian literature by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
"The latest work from pioneering scholar George Elliott Clarke, Directions Home is the most comprehensive analysis of African-Canadian texts and writers to date. Building on the discoveries of his critically acclaimed Odysseys Home, Clarke passionately analyses the beautiful complexities and haunting conundrums of this important body of literature. Directions Home explores the trajectories and tendencies of African-Canadian literature within the Canadian canon and the socio-cultural traditions of the African Diaspora. Clarke showcases the importance of little-known texts, including church histories and slave narratives, and offers studies of autobiography, crime and punishment, jazz poetics, and musical composition. The collection also includes studies of significant contemporary writers such as George Boyd and Dionne Brand, and trailblazing African-Canadian intellectuals like A.B. Walker and Anna Minerva Henderson. With its national, bilingual, and historical perspectives, Directions Home is an essential guide to African-Canadian literature."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Beatrice Chancy by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
"Beatrice Chancy is set in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia in the year 1801. Beatrice is the daughter of a black slave woman who was raped by her white master. Raised in the master's household, Beatrice is beautiful, clever, kind and cultured - her father's prize possesion. As her story opens, Beatrice is sixteen and freshly returned from a convent school where she was sent "to copy white ladies' ways." Her declaration of love for a slave sparks tension that culminates in a monstrous act: the rape of Beatrice by her own father, Francis Chancy. From here, violence begets violence until Chancy is killed and Beatrice is hanged for his death."--Jacket
Eyeing the north star : directions in African-Canadian literature by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Execution poems : the Black Acadian tragedy of "George and Rue" by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Black by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Whylah Falls : the play by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Blue by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Fire on the water : an anthology of Black Nova Scotian writing ( Book )
in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Blues and bliss : the poetry of George Elliott Clarke by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"Blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, high modernist, spoken word artist, Canadian poet - these are but some of the voices of George Elliott Clarke. In a selection of Clarke's best work from his early poetry to his most recent, Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke offers readers an impressive cross-section of those voices. Jon Paul Fiorentino s introduction focuses on this polyphony, his influences - Derek Walcott, Amiri Baraka, and the canon of literary English from Shakespeare to Yeats - and his "voice throwing," and shows how the intersections here produce a "troubling" of language. He sketches Clarke's primary interest in the negotiation of cultural space through adherence to and revision of tradition and on the finding of a vernacular that begins in exile, especially exile in relation to African-Canadian communities." "In the afterword, Clarke, in an interesting re-spin of Fiorentino's introduction, writes with patented gusto about how his experiences have contributed to multiple sounds and forms in his work. Decrying any grandiose notions of theory, he presents himself as primarily a songwriter."--Page 4 de la couv
Lush dreams, blue exile : fugitive poems, 1978-1993 by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 libraries worldwide
I & I by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
"In the "Boogie Nights" era of the 1970s, Betty Browning and her lover, boxer Malcolm Miles, travel from the fog-anchored grime of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to sunburnt Corpus Christi, Texas, and back - meeting tragedy and bloodshed along the way. I & I smoulders with love, lust, violence, and the excruciating repercussions of racism, sexism, and disgust. Rastafarian for "you and me," "I & I" expresses the oneness of God and man, the oneness of two people, or the distinction between body and spirit. In George Elliott Clarke's hands, this existential aesthetic crystallizes in a love story of Gothic grit. The narrative gives this verse novel shape; the poetry makes it sing, straddling folk ballad, soul, and pop music, all the while moaning the blues. Clarke fearlessly plumbs repugnant images, then, in a breath, wipes the slate clean with glistening language."--Jacket
Illuminated verses by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The refugee : the narratives of fugitive slaves in Canada by Benjamin Drew( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The only collection of first-hand interviews of fugitive slaves in Canada ever produced, this is an invaluable record of the early black Canadian experience
Trudeau : long march, shining path by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Saltwater spirituals and deeper blues by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The motorcyclist by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Inspired by the life of George Elliott Clarke's father, the novel tells the story of a black working-class man caught between the expectations of his times and gleaming possibilities of the open road. Carl Black is an intellectual and artist, a traveller, a reader and an unapologetic womanizer. As a motorcyclist, he burns for the bohemian life, but is trapped in a railway porter's prosaic - at times humiliating - existence. Taking place over one dramatic year in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this novel vividly recounts Carl's travels and romantic exploits as he tours the backroads of the east coast and the bedrooms of a series of beautiful women. In vibrant, energetic, sensual prose, Clarke brilliantly illuminates the life of a young black man striving for pleasure, success and, most of all, respect
Extra illicit sonnets by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"Chronicles a love affair between a man and a woman of different complexions, cultures, continents, and generations, Sonia Fuentes of Andorra and Luca Xifona of Canada. She is Spanish in heritage; and he is Maltese. She is a Boomer and he is of Generation Y-Not ... The poetry consists mainly of unrhymed - or blank - sonnets. It is transcendent and dangerous verse because it addresses humanity's most complex and volatile passion."--Page 4 of cover
 
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Alternative Names
Clarke, George Elliott
Clarke, George Elliott 1960-
Elliott Clarke, George 1960-
George Elliott Clarke Canadees dichter
George Elliott Clarke Canadian writer
George Elliott Clarke canadisk poet
George Elliott Clarke escritor canadiense
George Elliott Clarke kanadensisk poet
George Elliott Clarke kanadischer Literaturprofessor und Autor
George Elliott Clarke kanadisk poet
George Elliott Clarke poeta canadese
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English (173)
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