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Allison, Dorothy 1949-

Works: 125 works in 384 publications in 14 languages and 15,484 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Allegories  Drama  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Documentary films  History  Biography  Domestic drama 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3551.L453, 813.54
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Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison( Book )
83 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 3,735 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 )
49 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,543 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 3 languages and held by 903 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 )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 726 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
The best American short stories, 2003 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Presents twenty works of American short fiction selected by guest editor Walter Mosley as the best of 2002, and includes contributors' notes, a list of one hundred additional stories, and editorial addresses for American and Canadian magazines
Downhome : an anthology of Southern women writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Stories by Southern women. In Tina McElroy Ansa's Sarah, two girls pretend they are their parents making love, while Lee Smith's Tongues of Fire is a portrait of local manners, as when the narrator explains her mother's incessant chatter to fill a void in a conversation, "This was another of Mama's rules: A lady never lets a silence fall."
After Stonewall : from the Riots to the millennium ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 425 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 )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 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
Ida Applebroog : nothing personal, paintings 1987-1997 by Ida Applebroog( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Sandra Cisneros by Sandra Cisneros( visu )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Sandra Cisneros reads her story "Eleven" and other works and is interviewed by Dorothy Allison on Oct. 8, 1996
Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 175 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
Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 165 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
Nightwood : the original version and related drafts by Djuna Barnes( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 139 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
Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 136 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
Crooked letter i : coming out in the South ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 100 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 )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 46 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
Cavedweller ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 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 ( 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 (215)
French (22)
German (13)
Dutch (7)
Spanish (6)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (3)
Swedish (2)
Polish (2)
Slovenian (1)
Italian (1)
Korean (1)
Turkish (1)
Czech (1)
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