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Allison, Dorothy

Works: 111 works in 315 publications in 13 languages and 13,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Domestic drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3551.L453, 813.54
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Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison( Book )
38 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,610 libraries worldwide
Bone, an illegitimate child in a family of social outcasts, sees her mother's happiness with her new husband and will not tell when the stepfather begins abusing her in the 1950s
Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison( Book )
38 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,624 libraries worldwide
A Georgia woman who abandoned her family to become a singer in California, returns 10 years later. It happens after Delia Byrd's new man dies in an accident, leaving her with a child. The novel describes the family's adjustment, including that of her teen daughters. By the author of Bastard Out of Carolina
Two or three things I know for sure by Dorothy Allison( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 932 libraries worldwide
In Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, Dorothy Allison takes a probing look at her family's history to give us a lyrical, complex memoir that explores how the gossip of one generation can become legends for the next. Illustrated with photographs from the author's personal collection, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure tells the story of the Gibson women - sisters, cousins, daughters, and aunts - and the men who loved them, often abused them, and, nonetheless, shared their destinies
Trash by Dorothy Allison( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 739 libraries worldwide
Preface: Deciding to live -- River of names -- "The meanest woman ever left Tennessee"--Mama -- Gospel song -- I'm working on my charm -- Steal away -- Monkeybites -- Don't tell me you don't know -- Demon lover -- Her thighs -- The muscle of the mind -- Violence against women begins at home -- A lesbian appetite
The women who hate me : poetry, 1980-1990 by Dorothy Allison( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
"Razor sharp, angry, and full of passion, Dorothy Allison stands her ground and refuses to leave any of the hard stuff behind. Whether writing about her dirt-poor Southern childhood, its brutalities and its love, or her lesbian lust--her outlaw sexuality--her poetry is cheeky, touching, and on target as she speaks the truth to the women she loves."--Jacket
IdaApplebroog : nothing personal, paintings 1987-1997 by Ida Applebroog( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Cavedweller ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
The story of Delia, a determined young mother who decides to return to her rural southern hometown after the unexpected death of her second husband. There she must face the two daughters and abusive husband she abandoned a decade ago
Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Delia Byrd returns home to Cayro, Georgia where she had left the husband who turned on her and abandoned her two daughters. She brings her third daughter, Cissy, with her and as the past uncoils into the present all four women come to terms with themselves and each other
Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Before Stonewall chronicles through interviews and historical footage the social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s through 1969. Covers many of the milestones in the fight for gay acceptance and equal rights, culminating in the 1969 riots following the police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. After Stonewall traces the gay liberation movement in America from the 1969 Stonewall riots through the 1990s capturing the hard work, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced. Also explores how AIDS changed the direction of the movement
Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Story about the men and women in Greenville, South Carolina
Nightwood : the original version and related drafts by Djuna Barnes( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The story of Robin Vote, first married to Felix Volkbein, an eccentric aristocrat, and then the lover of Nora Flood and the larcenous Jenny Petherbridge
L'histoire de Bone by Dorothy Allison( Book )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman psychologique (intime)
Crooked letter i : coming out in the South ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Trash : stories and poems by Dorothy Allison( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Skin : talking about sex, class & literature by Dorothy Allison( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and French and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Recueil d'essais mêlés de récits autobiographiques, "Peau" est une réflexion humoristique, passionnée sur l'exclusion et la manière dont celle-ci peut être dite, donc comprise, et ainsi combattue, au travers de la littérature. Emancipation sexuelle, sociale et culturelle, tels sont les champs parcourus par Dorothy Allison
Lai zi ka luo lai na si sheng nu by Dorothy Allison( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Two or three things but nothing for sure ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Author Dorothy Allison reads excerpts from Two or three things I know for sure, Skin, and Trash
Sandra Cisneros ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Sandra Cisneros reads her story "Eleven" and other works and is interviewed by Dorothy Allison on Oct. 8, 1996
Bastard out of Carolina ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Born an illegitimate child to a young mother, "Bone" grows up poor in South Carolina in the 1950s. When her mother marries, her new stepfather becomes jealous of the powerful bond between mother and daughter
Words without walls : writers on addiction, violence, and incarceration by Sheryl St. Germain( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Writing programs in prisons and rehabilitation centers have proven time and again to be transformative and empowering for people in need. Halfway houses, hospitals, and shelters are all fertile ground for healing through the imagination and can often mean the difference for inmates and patients between just simply surviving and truly thriving. It is in these settings that teachers and their students need reading that nourishes the soul and challenges the spirit. Words without Walls is a collection of more than seventy-five poems, essays, stories, and scripts by contemporary writers that provide models for successful writing, offering voices and styles that will inspire students in alternative spaces on their own creative exploration. Created by the founders of the award-winning program of the same name based at Chatham University, the anthology strives to challenge readers to reach beyond their own circumstances and begin to write from the heart. Each selection expresses immediacy-writing that captures the imagination and conveys intimacy on the page-revealing the power of words to cut to the quick and unfold the truth. Many of the pieces are brief, allowing for reading and discussion in the classroom, and provide a wide range of content and genre, touching on themes common to communities in need: addiction and alcoholism, family, love and sex, pain and hope, prison, recovery, and violence. These inspirational pieces act as models for beginning writers and offer a vehicle to examine their own painful experiences. Words without Walls demonstrates the power of language to connect people; to reflect on the past and reimagine the future; to confront complicated truths; and to gain solace from pain and regret"--
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Alternative Names
Dorothy Allison Amerikaans auteur
Dorothy Allison amerikansk poet
Dorothy Allison US-amerikanische Autorin
Дороти Эллисон
דורותי אליסון
앨리슨, 도로시 1949-
アリスン, ドロシー
English (171)
French (18)
German (10)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (5)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (2)
Polish (2)
Slovenian (1)
Italian (1)
Korean (1)
Turkish (1)
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