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The Resource The big smoke : [poems], Adrian Matejka

The big smoke : [poems], Adrian Matejka

Label
The big smoke : [poems]
Title
The big smoke
Title remainder
[poems]
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Matejka
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The legendary Jack Johnson (1878-1946) was a true American creation. The child of emancipated slaves, he overcame the violent segregationism of Jim Crow, challenging white boxers and white America to become the first African-American heavyweight world champion. The Big Smoke, Adrian Matejka's third work of poetry, follows the fighter's journey from poverty to the most coveted title in sports through the multi-layered voices of Johnson and the white women he brazenly loved. Matejka's book is part historic reclamation and part interrogation of Johnson's complicated legacy, one that often misremembers the magnetic man behind the myth
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matejka, Adrian
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A825
LC item number
B54 2013
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin poets
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Jack
  • American poetry
Target audience
adult
Label
The big smoke : [poems], Adrian Matejka
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-105)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9780143123729
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012045786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn820123637
  • (Sirsi) o820123637
  • (OCoLC)820123637
  • 2946879
Label
The big smoke : [poems], Adrian Matejka
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-105)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9780143123729
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012045786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn820123637
  • (Sirsi) o820123637
  • (OCoLC)820123637
  • 2946879

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