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Nordan, Lewis

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Works: 43 works in 109 publications in 4 languages and 6,932 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Biography  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Interviews  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author of introduction, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: PS3505.A322, 813.52
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Wolf whistle : a novel by Lewis Nordan( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
Based on the author's childhood memories of the murder of Emmett Till, the story of a Mississippi white-trash girl who teaches fourth grade at the Arrow Catcher Elementary School is the story of righteous racism and violence and the 1950s American Southern ethic at work
The sharpshooter blues : a novel by Lewis Nordan( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 libraries worldwide
Two youths walk into a store in Arrow Catcher, Mississippi, and are shot. Murder, self-defense or accident? Marshall Chisolm's probe turns into an examination of the violence and loss which result when guns come out to play in a small town. By the author of Wolf Whistle
Lightning song by Lewis Nordan( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 libraries worldwide
A novel on an oddball Southern family living on a llama farm. The hero is Leroy Dearman, 12, whose life changes with the arrival of an uncle, a city slicker who reads porno magazines and seduces Leroy's mother. That gives Leroy ideas regarding a comely majorette. By the author of Sharpshooter Blues
Lewis Nordan Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope by Barbara A Baker( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope examines and celebrates the work of southern writer Lewis & ldquo;Buddy & rdquo; Nordan, whose stories reveal his own pain and humanity and in their honesty force us to recognize ourselves within them. Written by scholars and fiction writers who represent a fascinating range of experience & mdash;from a Shakespearean scholar to English professors to a former student of Nordan & rsquo;s & mdash;this is a rich array of essays, poems, and visual arts in tribute to this increasingly important writer. The collection deepens the base of scholarship on Nordan, and c
Music of the swamp by Lewis Nordan( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
ALA Notable Book; Mississippi Arts and Letters Fiction Award. Nordan's fiction invents its own world, a world populated by madly heroic misfits. In MUSIC OF THE SWAMP, he focuses his magic and imagination on a single theme--a boy's utterly helpless love for his utterly hopeless father. Lordy, Lordy, can Lewis Nordan write!--Los Angeles Times Book Review; It is absolute ballad put to page.--Southern Living
Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair : stories by Lewis Nordan( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Sugar among the freaks : selected stories by Lewis Nordan( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
This collection of short stories centers on small-town life in the Mississippi Delta
The all-girl football team : stories by Lewis Nordan( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
An unusual and humorous collection of short stories about Southern life
Tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 24 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 )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 20 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
Lightning song by Lewis Nordan( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Mississippi power of place ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Mississippi has always been known for its rich literary and musical heritage even though it also has the highest illiteracy rate of any state. It's been the home of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and Muddy Waters. Today, a new generation of artists is emerging from this place that some say embodies the best of American culture, despite poverty and social ills. Through the artists profiled in this film, Barry Hannah (writer), David Malone (blues musician), Lewis Nordan (writer), Donna Tartt (writer) and Morgan Freeman (actor), we see how the spirit of place inspires their creativity
Attrape-Flèche, Mississippi : roman by Lewis Nordan( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Would You Shut Up, Please : an Algonquin short by Lewis Nordan( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"If you call yourself a serious reader but still haven't discovered Lewis Nordan, shame on you." The Seattle Times Lewis Nordan's cult following began in 1991 when Algonquin published his first novel, Music of the Swamp. His second novel, Wolf Whistle , was inspired by one of the nation's most volatile and notorious racial incidents. Nordan was fifteen years old at the time, and living in Mississippi, just down the road from where young Emmet Till was murdered for daring to whistle at a white woman. Wolf Whistle was hailed by Randall Kenan in The Nation as "an immense and wall-shattering display of talent." It was Nordan's most acclaimed work and winner of the Southern Book Award. He published four more books with Algonquin, including Lightning Song , The Sharpshooter Blues , Sugar Among the Freaks, and a memoir, Boy with Loaded Gun . His fictional works, all set in the American South, have the ability to break your heart and keep you laughing at the same time. The Los Angeles Times review got it exactly right: "Lordy, Lordy, can Lewis Nordan write!Horrible things happen, and horribly funny things, too, in the Delta town of Arrow Catcher, Miss." When Lewis Nordan died in 2012, he was working on a collection of stories. This story, Would You Shut Up, Please, is the tale of a man who investigates a disturbance at his elderly neighbors' home and discovers more about their lives than he cares to know. Algonquin is committed to keeping all of Lewis Nordan's remarkable work available in print and as e-books, to ensure that new generations of readers will continue to discover his wild imagination, his boundless talent, and his singular voice. We hope you'll enjoy Would You Shut Up, Please and will want to read more from this legendary storyteller
Growing up white in the South, an essay : Lewis Nordan tells why he had to write his novel, Wolf whistle by Lewis Nordan( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Breakdown by Lewis Nordan( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Alice in Mississippi : roman by Lewis Nordan( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Boy with loaded gun : a memoir by Lewis Nordan( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Lewis Nordan is famous for his special vision of the Mississippi Delta. His characters, for whom the closest-though hopelessly inadequate-description might be "eccentrics," share the stage with swamp elves and midgets living in the backyard. His fiction is unlike anybody else's and is as dark, hilarious, and affecting as any ever written. It's also writing that lays bare the agony of adolescence and plows, as the Cleveland Plain Dealer once put it, "the fields of puzzling wonder that precede the responsibilities and disappointments of adulthood." What bred and fed Nordan's imagination, his originality, his indefatigable sense of humor' The answers aren't obvious. But now that Lewis Nordan produces, directs, and stars in his own story, we just might find out. Nordan's mother was widowed when he was a baby, and she went back to her home town to remarry and raise her only son "Buddy." Itta Bena, Mississippi, was a prototypical fifties Delta town, so drowsy that even before puberty, Nordan had made his escape plans. What happened next was pretty typical-a stint in the Navy, college in Mississippi, very early marriage, young fatherhood, alcoholism, infidelities, broken hearts. But in Nordan's hands, the typical turns into the transcendent and, at the heart of things, there is always the irrepressible laughter. Horrible things and horribly funny things happen in Boy with Loaded Gun, but it's that heart that leads us through Lewis Nordan's dark tunnel and back into the light
Das Kind, das ein Apfel werden wollte : Roman by Lewis Nordan( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
El equipo de fútbol de chicas by Lewis Nordan( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Nordan, Lewis Alonzo 1939-2012
Languages
English (90)
German (3)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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