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Nordan, Lewis

Works: 45 works in 119 publications in 6 languages and 7,156 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Interviews  Short stories, American  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: PS3505.A322, 813.52
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Wolf whistle : a novel by Lewis Nordan( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,022 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 )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 780 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 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 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
Music of the swamp by Lewis Nordan( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Czech and held by 515 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 )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
The all-girl football team : stories by Lewis Nordan( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
An unusual and humorous collection of short stories about Southern life
Sugar among the freaks : selected stories by Lewis Nordan( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
This collection of short stories centers on small-town life in the Mississippi Delta
Tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 25 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 19 libraries worldwide
Like Tobacco Road, this novel chronicles the final decline of a poor white family in rural Georgia. Exhorted by their patriarch Ty Ty, the Waldens ruin their land by digging it up in search of gold. Complex sexual entanglements and betrayals lead to a murder within the family that completes its dissolution. Juxtaposed against the Waldens' obsessive search is the story of Ty's son-in-law, a cotton mill worker in a nearby town who is killed during a strike. First published in 1933, God's Little Acre was censured by the Georgia Literary Commission, banned in Boston, and once led the all-time best-seller list, with more than ten million copies in print
Lightning song by Lewis Nordan( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Mississippi : power of place ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 12 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 9 libraries worldwide
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 7 libraries worldwide
shakespeare's dramatic poetry : its development (1591 - 1606) and its specialization in Cymbeline and the Tempest by Lewis Nordan( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Breakdown by Lewis Nordan( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 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
Das Kind, das ein Apfel werden wollte : Roman by Lewis Nordan( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Boy with loaded gun : a memoir by Lewis Nordan( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"From losing a father as a child to losing a child as a father, from the rawness of youth to the rage and redemption of adulthood, Boy with Loaded Gun is a powerful elegy about a hopeful boy finding his way in a seemingly hopeless world". -- Jacket
Lewis Nordan : humor, heartbreak, and hope by Barbara A Baker( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 library 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
Would you shut up, please : an Algonquin short by Lewis Nordan( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 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
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Alternative Names
Lewis Nordan American writer
Lewis Nordan Amerikaans auteur (1939-2012)
Lewis Nordan US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Hochschulprofessor
Nordan, Lewis Alonzo 1939-2012
English (94)
German (3)
Chinese (3)
Spanish (2)
Czech (2)
French (1)
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