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Whitehead, Colson 1969-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 239 publications in 9 languages and 15,254 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Humor  Comics (Graphic works)  Horror fiction  Horror tales  Graphic novels  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3573.H4768, 813.54
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Publications about Colson Whitehead
Publications by Colson Whitehead
Most widely held works by Colson Whitehead
Sag Harbor : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,131 libraries worldwide
Benji, one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan, tries desperately to fit in, but every summer, he and his brother, Reggie, escape to the East End of Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals has built aworld of is own
Zone one : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,027 libraries worldwide
Mark Spitz and his squad of three "sweepers" move through Zone One of lower Manhattan, a walled-off enclave scheduled for resettlement in the aftermath of a zombie plague. The great masses of the undead have been violently dispatched by a Marine detachment. It falls to Spitz and his fellows to take care of the handful that remain, as well as a second-tier of the infected known as "stragglers": zombies who have bypassed the cannibalistic urges of their more lethal fellows in favor of a hollow-eyed, eerily nostalgic repetition of some mundane act
John Henry Days : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Book )
44 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,649 libraries worldwide
E-journalist J. Sutter travels to West Virginia for the first John Henry Days celebration
The intuitionist by Colson Whitehead( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
An elevator inspector becomes the center of controversy when an elevator crashes. The inspector, Lila Mae Watson, is a black woman who inspects by intuition, as opposed to visual observation, and now she must prove her method was not at fault. A study of society's attitude to technology and a debut in fiction
Apex hides the hurt by Colson Whitehead( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
In search of a new name for their town, the Winthrop town council decides to hire a nomenclature consultant best known for his crowning achievement, Apex, a multicultural bandage that has revolutionized the adhesive bandage industry
Apex hides the hurt by Colson Whitehead( file )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
A small Midwestern town is having an identity crisis--should they have a new techno-savvy name or a name honoring the freedmen who founded the town? Or is the current name just fine? They call in a professional naming consultant, famous for naming Apex bandages--guaranteed to match any skin color. But even he is losing his faith in monikers
The colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead( file )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
In a tribute to his hometown, Colson Whitehead captures the essence of New York, using his thoughts on Central Park, the subway, Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and much more to bring the city to life
The intuitionist by Colson Whitehead( file )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
A black female elevator inspector must prove that her method of inspection by intuition, as opposed to visual observation, is not at fault when an elevator in a new city building crashes
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. After a tragic mishap on his first day of high school when Benji reveals his deep enthusiasm for the horror movie magazine Fangoria, his social doom is sealed for the next four years. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own. And although he's just as confused about this all-black refuge as he is about the white world he negotiates the rest of the year, he thinks that maybe this summer things will be different
Zone one [a novel] by Colson Whitehead( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 427 libraries worldwide
In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead
The best American travel writing ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2013, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Travelling into the backwoods of West Virginia to write a piece on the unveiling of the new John Henry postage stamp and the ensuing John Henry Days festival, freelance writer and professional junketeer J. Sutter continues his nearly record-setting, three-month junket binge. But when he begins to choke on a piece of prime rib at a press dinner, shadows from the past are summoned forth and he leaves the mountain a changed man
The colossus of New York a city in thirteen parts by Colson Whitehead( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Colson Whitehead presents a series of personal memories, vignettes, and meditations focusing on New York City
Agony by Mark Beyer( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Amy and Jordan are just like us: hoping for the best, even when things go from bad to worse. They are menaced by bears, beheaded by ghosts, and hunted by the cops, but still they struggle on, bickering and reconciling, scraping together the rent and trying to find a decent movie. It's the perfect solace for anxious modern minds, courtesy of one of the great innovators of American comics. Now if only Amy's skin would grow back
The colossus of New York : a city in thirteen parts by Colson Whitehead( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Whitehead lays out the city of New York from the perspective of an inhabitant in 13 parts
The intuitionist by Colson Whitehead( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Lila Mae Watson -- the first black female inspector in the world's tallest city -- has the highest performance rating of anyone in the Department of Elevator Services. This upsets her superiors because she inspects them simply by the feelings she gets by riding in them. When a brand new elevator crashes, she becomes caught in a conflict
Apex hides the hurt by Colson Whitehead( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
A small Midwestern town is having an identity crisis--should they have a new techno-savvy name or a name honoring the freedmen who founded the town? Or is the current name just fine? They call in a professional naming consultant, famous for naming Apex bandages--guaranteed to match any skin color. But even he is losing his faith in monikers
Get your war on : comic strips by David Rees( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Combining the wit of "Doonesbury, " the profane wisdom of "South Park, " and the office drone anxieties of "Dilbert" with the current events-skewering savvy of "Tom Tomorrow, Get Your War On" critiques the government's ambiguous war on terrorism to reveal a surprisingly wide spectrum of public opinion. Illustrations
The underground railroad : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The institutionist by Colson Whitehead( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Lila Mae Watson -- the first black female inspector in the world's tallest city -- has the highest performance rating of anyone in the Department of Elevator Services. This upsets her superiors because she inspects them simply by the feelings she gets by riding in them. When a brand new elevator crashes, she becomes caught in a conflict
 
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Alternative Names
Colson Whitehead Amerikaans schrijver
Colson Whitehead amerikansk författare
Colson Whitehead amerikansk skribent
Colson Whitehead novelist
Colson Whitehead novelista
Colson Whitehead scrittore statunitense
Colson Whitehead US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Whitehead, Colson
Languages
English (164)
German (19)
Italian (15)
French (10)
Dutch (8)
Spanish (5)
Turkish (2)
Finnish (1)
Portuguese (1)
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