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Allison, Dorothy

Overview
Works: 112 works in 298 publications in 11 languages and 13,603 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Domestic drama  Biography  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3551.L453, 813.54
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Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison( Book )
33 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 3,607 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 )
42 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 2,722 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 )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 951 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 )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 720 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
After Stonewall from the Riots to the millennium ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
"In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun ... Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. It captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement"--DVD container
Sandra Cisneros ( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Sandra Cisneros reads her story "Eleven" and other works and is interviewed by Dorothy Allison on Oct. 8, 1996
IdaApplebroog : nothing personal, paintings 1987-1997 by Ida Applebroog( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
The women who hate me : poetry, 1980-1990 by Dorothy Allison( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 236 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
Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 187 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
Cavedweller ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 184 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
Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Story about the men and women in Greenville, South Carolina
Nightwood by Djuna Barnes( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 145 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
Stonewall the making of a gay and lesbian community ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 144 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
Lai zi ka luo lai na si sheng nu by Dorothy Allison( Book )
26 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman psychologique (intime)
The women who hate me by Dorothy Allison( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Two or three things but nothing for sure ( visu )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Author Dorothy Allison reads excerpts from Two or three things I know for sure, Skin, and Trash
Trash : stories and poems by Dorothy Allison( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The Road Aces and find Terry! He's lost by Dorothy Allison( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
"Oh, no! Terry, Cindy's little brother, is lost. The family had gone camping and Terry wandered off into the forest. Now, where is he? And - how to find him? It isn't until Jim and Susie start looking that they figure out a plan. But, will it work? Time is their biggest enemy"--Page 4 of cover
Skin : talking about sex, class & literature by Dorothy Allison( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Persoonlijk getinte essays over feministische en lesbische thema's
Bastard out of Carolina ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library 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
 
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Alternative Names
Dorothy Allison Amerikaans auteur
Dorothy Allison amerikansk poet
Dorothy Allison US-amerikanische Autorin
Дороти Эллисон
דורותי אליסון
アリスン, ドロシー
ドロシー・アリソン
Languages
English (169)
French (15)
German (10)
Dutch (7)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (2)
Swedish (2)
Polish (2)
Slovenian (1)
Turkish (1)
Norwegian (1)
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