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Van Vechten, Carl 1880-1964

Works: 2,310 works in 3,400 publications in 12 languages and 38,264 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies  Portraits  Poetry  Autobiographies  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Author of introduction, Contributor, Illustrator, Creator, Speaker, Former owner, htt, Redactor, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3537.T323, 813.52
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Selected writings of Gertrude Stein by Gertrude Stein( Book )

68 editions published between 1946 and 1990 in English and held by 2,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire literary career of Gertrude Stein is represented in this selection of poetry and prose
My musical life by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov( Book )

68 editions published between 1923 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de vijf stichters van de nieuwe Russische school, t.w. Balakirev, César Cui, Moussorgsky, Borodine en Rimsky-Korsakow (1844-1908)
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946 by Gertrude Stein( )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From publisher: This monumental collection of correspondence between Gertrude Stein and critic, novelist, and photographer Carl Van Vechten provides crucial insight into Stein's life, art, and artistic milieu as well as Van Vechten's support of major cultural projects, such as the Harlem Renaissance. From their first meeting in 1913, Stein and Van Vechten formed a unique and powerful relationship, and Van Vechten worked vigorously to publish and promote Stein's work. Existing biographies of Stein--including her own autobiographical writings--omit a great deal about her experiences and thought. They lack the ordinary detail of what Stein called "daily everyday living": the immediate concerns, objects, people, and places that were the grist for her writing. These letters not only vividly represent those details but also showcase Stein and Van Vechten's private selves as writers. Edward Burns's extensive annotations include detailed cross-referencing of source materials
Remember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964 by Langston Hughes( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of letters exchanged over the course of four decades between poet Langston Hughes and his mentor, Carl Van Vechten, offering an incisive look at current events and issues
Nigger heaven by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

86 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Negro life in Harlem." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation
Last operas and plays by Gertrude Stein( Book )

32 editions published between 1949 and 1995 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the more than seventy-five plays Gertrude Stein wrote between 1913 and 1946, she envisioned a new dramaturgy, beginning with her pictorial conception of a play as a landscape. This book makes available many of Stein's most important and most- produced works
The autobiography of an ex-coloured man by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1927 and 1989 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictional account of a young biracial man living in post-Reconstruction era America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He lives through a variety of experiences, including witnessing a lynching, that convince him to "pass" as white to secure his safety and advancement, but he feels as if he has given up his dream of "glorifying" the Black race by composing ragtime music
The tiger in the house by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

56 editions published between 1920 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As delightful as it is learned, Tiger in the House explores science, art, and history to assemble a treasury of cat lore, while Van Vechten's sumptuous baroque prose makes the book's every page an inexhaustible pleasure"--Amazon
Three lives by Gertrude Stein( Book )

11 editions published between 1909 and 2007 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three separate tales, Stein invests the lives of three working class women with extraordinary insights into race, sex, gender, and other feminist issues
Between friends : letters of James Branch Cabell and others by James Branch Cabell( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from many literary figures of the 1920's
The Gershwin years by Edward Jablonski( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of George and Ira Gershwin is related from their boyhood in New York and their start in Tin Pan Alley through their great creative years. There are numerous photographs of both brothers and of their relatives, close friends and other people associated with them through the years
The weary blues by Langston Hughes( Book )

15 editions published between 1926 and 2022 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of The Weary Blues reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance. Beginning with the opening "Proem" (prologue poem)--"I am a Negro: / Black as the night is black, / Black like the depths of my Africa"--Hughes spoke directly, intimately, and powerfully of the experiences of African Americans at a time when their voices were newly being heard in our literature. As the legendary Carl Van Vechten wrote in a brief introduction to the original 1926 edition, "His cabaret songs throb with the true jazz rhythm; his sea-pieces ache with a calm, melancholy lyricism; he cries bitterly from the heart of his race. Always, however, his stanzas are subjective, personal," and, he concludes, they are the expression of "an essentially sensitive and subtly illusive nature." That illusive nature darts among these early lines and begins to reveal itself, with precocious confidence and clarity. In a new introduction to the work, the poet and editor Kevin Young suggests that Hughes from this very first moment is "celebrating, critiquing, and completing the American dream," and that he manages to take Walt Whitman's American "I" and write himself into it. We find here not only such classics as "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and the great twentieth-century anthem that begins "I, too, sing America," but also the poet's shorter lyrics and fancies, which dream just as deeply. "Bring me all of your / Heart melodies," the young Hughes offers, "That I may wrap them / In a blue cloud-cloth / Away from the too-rough fingers / Of the world.""--
The blind bow-boy by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

42 editions published between 1914 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the education of a youth whose father is determined that his son shall not suffer any of his own disadvantages
The tattooed countess : a romantic novel with a happy ending by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

28 editions published between 1924 and 1988 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Countess Nattatorrini, nee Ella Poore, has returned home to Iowa after twenty tempestuous years on the Continent. Time has stood still in Maple Valley--a Cedar Rapids look-alike whose residents are seen as little more than animated rocking chairs who chew gum, gossip on their front porches, enjoy euchre parties and buckwheat griddle cakes, and brag endlessly of the new waterworks. Into this complacent town bursts the Countess, a full-blown, impulsive widow who dares to dye her hair, smokes cigarettes in public, wears her gowns cut low and her jewels in layers, and admits that after her lips are made up she can say things she could never have said before. Needless to say, the good folks of Maple Valley are awestruck--but not struck silent--by this exotic vision. Just as the Countess finds herself bored beyond endurance, she meets the one boy in Maple Valley who deserves a good education"--Back cover
Spider boy : a scenario for a moving picture by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

44 editions published between 1928 and 1984 in 7 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1928. Playwright Ambrose Deacon suffers from acute diffidence. His one hit Broadway play sends him to Hollywood where he meets moguls (Herbert Ringrose, Ben Griesheimer) and the screen goddess Imperia Starling, and he doesn't know how to say no. One of the first comic novels about Hollywood
Peter Whiffle : his life and works by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

34 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon his death, Peter Whiffle requests that Carl write the story of his life even though Peter himself considered writing as "constant definition, although it is apparent as anything can be that life, nature, art, whatever one writes about, are fluid and mutable things." Ultimately, Carl settles on writing "a sort of loose biographical form, a free fantasia in the manner of a Liszt Rhapsody."--Preface, p.3, 8
Parties : scenes from contemporary New York life by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

22 editions published between 1930 and 1993 in English and French and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sketches of New York during Prohibition days." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation
Excavations; a book of advocacies by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

16 editions published between 1926 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firecrackers : a realistic novel by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

24 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of several fictional works published that same year which assayed the temerity and hedonism of the Jazz Age including F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Anita Loos' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. During 1924, a blasé coterie of pleasure-seeking sophisticates are inordinately excited by a handsome and athletic newcomer to their social circle, Gunnar O'Grady, "a youth with the appearance of a Greek Adonis." Alternately seeking and avoiding their attentions, this enigmatic individual drifts through a series of menial vocations including furnace repairman, florist, waiter, and acrobat. O'Grady becomes an object of sexual fascination to many within the circle, including a precocious young girl, a thrill-seeking wife, and a bored husband. Tensions escalate as various persons within the coterie vie for O'Grady's companionship, and O'Grady finds his own desires stymied
Keep a-inchin' along : selected writings of Carl Van Vechten about Black art and letters by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946Remember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964Last operas and playsThe autobiography of an ex-coloured manThe tiger in the houseThree livesThe weary bluesPeter Whiffle : his life and worksFirecrackers : a realistic novel
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Carl Van Vechten American writer and photographer

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