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Allison, Dorothy

Works: 119 works in 367 publications in 14 languages and 14,256 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Allegories  Psychological fiction  Documentary films  History  Biography  Domestic drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PS3551.L453, 813.54
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Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison( Book )
76 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,728 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 )
48 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,560 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 )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 907 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 )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 739 libraries worldwide
The limitless scope of human emotion and experience are depicted in these stories, which give an eloquent voice to the terrible wounds we inflict on those closest to us
After Stonewall : from the Riots to the millennium ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 423 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
The women who hate me : poetry, 1980-1990 by Dorothy Allison( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 333 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 291 libraries worldwide
Sandra Cisneros by Sandra Cisneros( visu )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Sandra Cisneros reads her story "Eleven" and other works and is interviewed by Dorothy Allison on Oct. 8, 1996
Cavedweller ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 179 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 )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 174 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 168 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 141 libraries worldwide
Based on the 1992 National Bood Award Finalist novel of the story of a young girl, caught up in family violence, incest, and redemption
Nightwood : the original version and related drafts by Djuna Barnes( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
The version of Nightwood published in 1936 and revered ever since both as a classic modernist work and a groundbreaking lesbian novel differs in many respects from the book Djuna Barnes actually wrote. Unable to find a publisher for her earlier, more explicit versions, Barnes allowed her friend Emily Coleman and her editor T.S. Eliot to cut much material - ranging from a word to passages 3 pages long - to create a book "suitable" for publication. Barnes scholar Cheryl J. Plumb has studied all surviving versions of the work to re-create the novel Barnes originally intended. The Dalkey Archive edition not only restores to the main text the material Barnes reluctantly allowed to be cut - along with her preferred spelling and punctuation - but also reproduces in facsimile the 70 pages of discarded drafts that survive of earlier versions. The restored text and related drafts are accompanied by an introduction tracing the novel's composition and by a hundred pages of textual apparatus. Nightwood is the story of Robin Vote and those she destroys: her husband "Baron" Felix Volkbein and their child Guido, and the two women who love her, Nora Flood and Jenny Petherbridge. Commenting on them all is Doctor Matthew O'Connor, whose outlandish monologues elevate their romantic losses to the level of Elizabethan tragedy. Sixty years after its first publication Nightwood is firmly established as a twentieth-century classic, and this critical edition will allow readers and scholars to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of this unforgettable work
Crooked letter i : coming out in the South ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Lai zi ka luo lai na si sheng nu by Dorothy Allison( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Two or three things but nothing for sure ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Author Dorothy Allison reads excerpts from Two or three things I know for sure, Skin, and Trash
Skin : talking about sex, class & literature by Dorothy Allison( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A collection of critical essays from award-winning author Dorothy Allison about identity, gender politics, and queer theory, now with a new preface Lambda Award and American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award-winning author Dorothy Allison is known for her bold and insightful writing on issues of class and sexuality. In Skin, she approaches these topics through twenty-three impassioned essays that explore her identity--from her childhood in a poor family in South Carolina to her adult life as a lesbian in the suburbs of New York--and her sexuality. In?Gun Crazy,? Allison delves into what guns meant to the men and women around her when she was growing up. She gives insight into the importance of speaking professionally about sexuality in?Talking to Straight People,? and articulates the danger women feel about revealing their personal desires, even within feminist communities, in?Public Silence, Private Terror.? Allison is fearless in her discussion of many social and political taboos. Compelling and raw, Skin is an honest and intimate work--perfect for Dorothy Allison fans and new readers alike
Trash : stories and poems by Dorothy Allison( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Walking the edge : a southern gothic anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
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
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Alternative Names
Dorothy Allison Amerikaans auteur
Dorothy Allison amerikansk poet
Dorothy Allison US-amerikanische Autorin
Дороти Эллисон
דורותי אליסון
دوروتی آلیسون شاعر آمریکایی
앨리슨, 도로시 1949-
アリスン, ドロシー
English (213)
French (22)
German (11)
Dutch (8)
Spanish (6)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (3)
Swedish (2)
Polish (2)
Slovenian (1)
Italian (1)
Korean (1)
Turkish (1)
Czech (1)
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