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Caldwell, Erskine 1903-1987

Works: 1,273 works in 5,152 publications in 27 languages and 70,274 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  War fiction  Religious fiction  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, 001, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Narrator, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3505.A322, 813.52
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Tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
444 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 5,523 libraries worldwide
A tale of violence and sex among rural poor in the American South, the novel was highly controversial in its time. It is the story of Georgia sharecropper Jeeter Lester and his family, who are trapped by the bleak economic conditions of the Depression as well as by their own limited intelligence and destructive sexuality. Its tragic ending is almost foreordained by the characters' inability to change their lives. Caldwell's skillful use of dialect and his plain style made the book one of the best examples of literary naturalism in contemporary American fiction. The novel was adapted as a successful play in 1933
God's little acre by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
362 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 4,198 libraries worldwide
A Georgia dirt farmer believes there is gold on his land, leading him and his sons to spend fifteen years digging holes all over the family farm
You have seen their faces by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
34 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke-White have combined their considerable talents to produce an incisive, sensitive statement about the relation between the poverty of the people and the depletion of the land in the Deep South. In a powerful and informal style, Erskine Caldwell explores the reasons behind the deterioration of what was once the land where cotton was king. And Margaret Bourke-White's superb photographs capture the essence of the day-to-day existence of the people in this land, which no words, however eloquent, can convey. - Back cover
Trouble in July by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
143 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
Through the summer twilight in the Depression-era South, word begins to circulate of a black man accosting a white woman. In no time the awful forces of public opinion and expediency goad the separate fears and frustrations of a small southern community into the single-mindedness of a mob. Erskine Caldwell shows the lynching of Sonny Clark through many eyes. Caldwell reserves some of his most powerful passages for the few who truly held Clark's life in their hands but let it go: people like Sheriff Jeff McCurtain, who did nothing to disperse the mob; Harvey Glenn, who found Clark hiding and turned him in; and Katy Barlow, who withdrew her false charge of rape only after Clark was dead
Georgia boy by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
148 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
The Georgia boy is twelve years old, and the household in which he is brought up includes his father, Morris Stroup, a somewhat strong-minded and itinerant character, and his mother, Martha Stroup, trying to raise her young son and cope with her husband, some aggravating goats, game cocks, and a lazy colored yard boy named Handsome Brown, who has a hand in practically everything. Mrs. Stroup raises her family with the grace of any woman who has been supporting herself and household as long as she can remember. Georgia Boy is a new sort of book from the pen of Erskine Caldwell. It is a tale of boyhood woven from memory and fancy, altogether a charming story. While the complete measure of the book might be humorous in tone, Georgia Boy is balanced by sentiment, irony, and enough of the ordinary in everyday life to be compared with such other wholly delightful books in the same field as Clarence Day's Life with Father and Ruth McKenney's My Sister Eileen.--From dust jacket
Tragic ground by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
127 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
Spence Douthit, se ve obligado a abandonar la vida rural junto a su familia y mudarse a la gran ciudad por la falta de trabajo. Alld, los reclutadores del Gobierno le convencen con whisky barato y bragas de encaje negro que regalan a las mujeres de la familia para que acepte un empleo fijo como obrero no calificado en una fbrica de plvora y una vivienda en un barrio marginal. En la actualidad, Spence se encuentra sin trabajo, con una mujer postrada en la cama y adicta a un tnico farmacutico y una hija (la anica que aporta dinero a la familia) a punto de casarse con un veterano de guerra. Tambin tienen una hija de 13 aos pero no vive con ellos; tras ser violada por el camello del barrio, escap y se mud a un burdel donde trabaja. Adems el Gobierno amenaza con deshauciarles inminentemente. Prostitucin infantil, nias que abandonan sus hogares por una par de zapatos bonitos o por un plato de comida caliente, hombres que han perdido la fe en sd mismos; ste es el ambiente que rodea a la familia Douthit. Spence se obsesionar con rescatar a su hija de la prostitucin, motivado por la asistencia social del Gobierno, buscndole un marido decente (el cual resultar ser un proxeneta); consecuentemente la trama se complicar de forma trgica
Journeyman by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
141 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Meet one of Erskine Caldwell's most memorable characters: the philandering, murderous itinerant preacher, Semon Dye. Part allegory, part tall tale, and with a good measure of old frontier humor, Journeyman tells how Dye mysteriously arrives in Rocky Comfort, Georgia, and inside of a week nearly tears the small community apart. As devilish as he is divine, Dye helps Rocky Comfort's citizens to rationalize their vices and weaknesses, and then uses their flaws to his own advantage. Offering no forgiveness for their actions and no justification for his own, Dye confronts the people of Rocky Comfort with their own sins as he gambles, drinks, carouses, and fights along with them. Culminating in a tumultuous, ecstatic revival, Journeyman is filled with insights into human nature and the physical and emotional aspects of religious fervor
In search of Bisco by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
American novelist reminisces about his childhood in the Deep South and his friendships, both Negro and white, making some observations on racial issues
All night long : a novel of guerrilla warfare in Russia by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
29 editions published between 1942 and 1949 in 4 languages and held by 839 libraries worldwide
A graphic novel of guerilla warfare in Russia, against the German invaders during World War II
The sure hand of God : a novel by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
81 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Molly Browser es una mujer de unos 35 años, de dudosa reputación, que ha vivido una vida miserable marcada por una infancia desgraciada. Ahora, que se ha quedado viuda, constata que su realidad no cambia, habida cuenta que las "fuerzas vivas de la buena sociedad del pueblo" no van a permitir su mejora social y la búsqueda de nuevas oportunidades.Con un tono de aparente comedia, Caldwell trata varios de sus temas favoritos como las diferencias de clases entre los blancos, la violencia de género o la indefensión de las mujeres en una sociedad en la cual no tienen ningún papel más que el de obedecer a sus maridos y parir sus hijos, dependiendo de ellos absolutamente para todo y apareciendo el matrimonio como unica manera de lograr un progreso social
A house in the uplands by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
90 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Grady Dunbar is the heir to a southern fortune has a colonial house on the plateau and all visible land until the horizon is lost. Moreover, it has also inherited from his father a secret passion for black women who, almost a century after the Civil War, still live in the barracks of the property. Still lives at home with two white women: Lucyanne, a suffering wife with whom marriage is not consummated, and Mama Elsie, a cold and overbearing mother. Corruption, gambling and secret loves interracial combine to create a house on the hill
This very earth by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
102 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Novel about the Chism Crocket family, including wayward daughters
The weather shelter by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
41 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Summertime Island by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
37 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Annette by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
37 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Here is a strong, simply told story of the urban South. As a child, Annette doted on her father and hated her fault-finding mother. She often thought of running away to escape her mother, but she was discouraged by vivid stories told by other children about runaway girls who had been raped. Her approaching marriage to Wayne Lombard, a high-school sweetheart, introduces Annette to a new life--and makes Wayne understand that he has competition in Mr. Truelove, Annette's man-sized teddy bear, who sleeps with her. Later, when Wayne wants to discuss household finances, she distracts him with her little-girl sex games. After Wayne's violent death, Annette thinks she sees him in other men. She marries again, but soon learns that Doan Thurmond, her new husband, is not much like Wayne. Again she fights a compulsion to escape, just as she did as a child. Then, one rainy evening, she runs out of the house just before Doan returns from work. She is going to a friend's house across town. The streets are dark. She is confused...and somewhere in the back of her mind the fear of rape still lurks. The shocking ending is not exactly what Annette, or the reader, fears.--Dust jacket
Place called Estherville by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
71 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 626 libraries worldwide
The struggles of a black brother and sister as they attempt to survive the racism and perverse sexuality of their Southern employers
Southern California country : an island on the land by Carey McWilliams( Book )
3 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Blue Ridge country by Jean Thomas( Book )
3 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
With all my might : an autobiography by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and French and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Suite des Mémoires de l'auteur, parus sous le titre français ... ##Mais l'art est difficile## (Gallimard, 1955). Une suite plutôt décevante, puisque Caldwell ne met "aucune bonne volonté d'écrivain à passer en revue ses agendas et sa mémoire. A énumérer ses femmes, ses traducteurs, ses agents, ses contrats et ses voyages" (Nicole Zand, ##Le Monde##, 24 octobre 1986, p. 35). Dans ##Le Figaro littéraire## du 10 nov. 1986, p. IX, Michel Mohrt trouve qu'il y a "d'étranges silences dans cette biographie."
Call it experience : the years of learning how to write by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
6 editions published between 1951 and 1966 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
In this candid view of the hardships and rewards of the writer's life, Erskine Caldwell recalls his first thirty years as a writer, with special emphasis on his long and hard apprenticeship before he emerged as one of the most widely read and controversial authors of his time. All the while conveying the enormous amount of drive and dedication with which he pursued his calling, Caldwell tells of his struggles to find his own voice, his travels, and his various jobs, which ranged from backbreaking manual labor to much sought-after positions in radio, film, and journalism. Including a self-interview, Call It Experience offers a wealth of insights into Caldwell's imagination and his writing habits, as well as his views on critics and reviewers, publishers, and booksellers. It is a source of information and inspiration to aspiring writers
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Alternative Names
Caldwell, E. 1903-1987
Caldwell, Eriskine Preston
Caldwell Erskine
Caldwell, Erskine 1903-
Caldwell , Erskine P.
Caldwell Erskine Preston
Caldwell, Erskine Preston 1903-1987
Caldwell, Erskine Preton 1903-1987
Erskin Caldwell
Erskine Caldwell Amerikaans schrijver
Erskine Caldwell amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Erskine Caldwell scrittore e giornalista statunitense
Kolduėl, Ėrskin Preston 1903-1987
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Kolduėll, Ėrskin 1903-1987
Koldvels, E. 1903-1987
Koldvels, E. (Erskins), 1903-1987
Koldvels, Erskins 1903-1987
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Колдуэлл, Эрскин
Колдуэлл, Эрскин 1903-1987
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إرسكين كالدويل
إرسكين كالدويل، 1903-1987
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콜드웰, 어스킨 1903-1987
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