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Johnson, Fenton

Works: 8 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 2,859 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Documentary films  Frame stories  Folklore  Nonfiction films  Short films  Amateur films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3560.O3766, 813.54
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Publications about Fenton Johnson
Publications by Fenton Johnson
Most widely held works about Fenton Johnson
Most widely held works by Fenton Johnson
Scissors, paper, rock by Fenton Johnson( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
But for their children, the Hardin household was both a nest of plain affection and a place to leave. Now when Tom speaks to his urbanized sons and daughters, he feels as if he's calling across a river of neckties and office lights. It falls on Miss Camilla Perkins, the Hardins' next door neighbor, to provide shelter for Raphael, who has been diagnosed with AIDS. In her home he hooks up his intravenous tube while his hungry heart feeds off the spinster's memories of a simpler, though never easy, era. Through the intricately interwoven stories of the Hardin parents and children, Scissors, Paper, Rock contrasts the families we inherit - our blood ties - with the families we choose, our partners in love and our friends. After making love with a childhood friend in his parents' backyard, Raphael muses: "Who are those who will remember him? Who will remember the artistic sons gone to distant cities to die of euphemisms?"
Crossing the river : a novel by Fenton Johnson( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Make no mistake: Martha Bragg Picket is a headstrong southern woman with a rebellious spirit, a characteristic her son Michael shares. Yet to see her after almost twenty years of marriage, it might no longer seem clear. A Yankee contractor's arrival in town catalyzes her dissatisfaction, leading her to turn her life upside down -- unaware that her son will follow suit. Both heartfelt and shrewdly humorous, this widely acclaimed first novel from author Fenton Johnson is an affecting look at one woman's reawakening and her son's coming of age in the heartland of America
La ofrenda : the days of the dead ( visu )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Presents a non-traditional look at the ceremonies and rituals observed in the Mexican culture, in both Mexico and the United States, to celebrate the Days of the Dead (November 1 and 2)
I Just Wanted to be Somebody ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Newsreels, commercials, and home movies are used to study the life and influence of Anita Bryant
The man who loved birds : a novel by Fenton Johnson( Book )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Geography of the heart : a memoir by Fenton Johnson( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The author presents a memoir of love, coming of age, illness, and tragic loss in the era of the AIDS epidemic as he interweaves his own story with that of his lover, Larry Rose
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Alternative Names
Fenton Johnson American novelist
Fenton Johnson Amerikaans romanschrijver
English (56)
German (1)
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