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Beatty, Paul

Overview
Works: 52 works in 256 publications in 15 languages and 7,515 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Satirical literature  Action and adventure fiction  Picaresque fiction  Humorous fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3552.E19, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Beatty
The sellout by Paul Beatty( Book )

55 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court"--Provided by publisher
The white boy shuffle by Paul Beatty( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slapstick satire on race relations featuring Gunnar Kaufman, a black writer from Santa Monica who becomes famous by saying all the right things whites want to hear. The novel pokes fun at both blacks and whites. A first novel
Tuff : a novel by Paul Beatty( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 19-year-old Winston "Tuffy" Foshay is offered $20,000 to run for city council, he gamely embarks on one of the most outlandish campaigns in political history, one that topples both his vision of the world and his place in it
Slumberland : a novel by Paul Beatty( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling to recently unified Berlin in search of a little-known avant-garde jazzman whom he believes to be a musical kindred spirit, disaffected Los Angeles DJ Darky encounters the dramatic local changes that have transpired after the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and ruminates on a range of cultural, social, and philosophical topics
Hokum : an anthology of African-American humor by Paul Beatty( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of African-American writings is comprised of poetry, prose, political speeches, hip-hop, and the blues by such authors as Langston Hughes, Darius James, Zora Neale Hurston, and W.E.B. Du Bois
Slumberland by Paul Beatty( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferguson Sewell, aka DJ Darky, is a jazz enthusiast who does porno film scores to make money. Claiming to have a phonographic memory, Sewell is obsessed with the Schwa--a brilliant musician who supposedly disappeared into Cold War Berlin in the 1960s. When Sewell receives an already-scored production from a West Berlin bar called Slumberland, he's certain the film's incredible soundtrack is the work of the Schwa. So Sewell heads to Berlin, soon finding himself an exotic object of desire and watching as the city's walls crumble around him
The sellout : a novel by Paul Beatty( Recording )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality; the black Chinese restaurant
Joker, joker, deuce by Paul Beatty( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems about Afro-Americans and their place in the American society. The subjects range from a eulogy of John Brown to criticism of a poet who sells out to the white establishment
Big bank take little bank by Paul Beatty( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CHILDREN OF FIRE by Paul Beatty( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of Fire is set in 1841, at the height of the industrial revolution in the North West England. The story is told through the eyes of Josiah Ainscough, who returns from travels on the continent, and he surprises everyone by joining the Stockport Police Force, rather than following his adopted father's footsteps into the Methodist Ministry. While Josiah was abroad, five men died in an explosion at the Furness Vale Powder Mill. Was this an accident, or did the Children of Fire, a local religious community, have a hand in it? As a policeman Josiah must uncover the truths behind the Children of Fire, and Josiah is forced to solve the puzzle of the violence loose in the Furness Vale, before more people die. Josiah is torn between his affections for Rachael, a leading member of the Children of Fire, and the vivacious Aideen Hayes, a visitor from Ireland. With more crimes unfolding rapidly, Josiah struggles to prevent a large illicit shipment of military grade gunpowder from getting to Ireland for use in terrorist attacks, and it becomes clear that he is out of his depth
Heron Fleet by Paul Beatty( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not far in the future, Francesca is an apprentice in the idyllic, agrarian community of Heron Fleet. She loves her impetuous partner Anya and the community acts as mother and father to her, as its founders intended. But outside Heron Fleet, the world is violent
The best American essays of the century( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve unabridged essays featuring a wide variety of contemporary writers reading classics of the genre, along with authors reading their own work
Slam! poetry : heftige Dichtung aus Amerika by Paul Beatty( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sprzedawczyk by Paul Beatty( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist at Riverside Community College in Los Angeles, the narrator spent his childhood as the subject in psychological studies, classic experiments revised to include a racially-charged twist. He also grew up believing this pioneering work might result in a memoir that would solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a shoot out with the police, he realizes there never was a memoir. Fuelled by this injustice and the general disrepair of his down-trodden hometown, he sets out to right another wrong. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident, Hominy Jenkins, our narrator initiates a course of action--one that includes reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school--destined to bring national attention. These outrageous events land him with a lawsuit heard by the Supreme Court, the latest in a series of cases revolving around the thorny issue of race in America
The white boy shuffle : a novel by Paul Beatty( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black surfer bum Gunnar Kaufman moves to Santa Monica, where he undergoes a transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people."
Svart harakiri by Paul Beatty( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questionnaire evaluation and testing in support of the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS), 1992-1998 by Paul Beatty( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laboratory testing of a customer satisfaction survey : the Social Security initial awards questionnaire by Paul Beatty( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating discrepancies in print reading disability statistics by Paul Beatty( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Construction of a battery of survey-based instruments to assess cognitive abilities by Robert J Sternberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The white boy shuffle
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Tuff : a novelSlumberland : a novelHokum : an anthology of African-American humorJoker, joker, deuceThe best American essays of the century
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Paul Beatty Amerikaans romanschrijver

Paul Beatty amerikai író

Paul Beatty amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Paul Beatty écrivain américain

Paul Beatty escritor estadounidense

Paul Beatty yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

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ביטי, פול, 1962-

פול ביטי סופר אמריקאי

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பால் பேட்டி

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비티, 폴 1962-

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