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The Resource We Jews and Blacks : memoir with poems, Willis Barnstone

We Jews and Blacks : memoir with poems, Willis Barnstone

Label
We Jews and Blacks : memoir with poems
Title
We Jews and Blacks
Title remainder
memoir with poems
Statement of responsibility
Willis Barnstone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Willis Barnstone's third book of memoirs begins with his childhood and ends with his brother's death in 1987. A central theme is labels - names, ethnicities, all distinctions that cause suspicion, anger, and destruction. Barnstone speaks as a Jew who has from early in his life shared parallel experiences with African Americans. He dwells on his own experience of "passing", already present in the name Barnstone, a name changed before his birth to conceal - or not to advertise - that he was a Jew, which might affect admission to private schools and college, his integration into society, and his
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnstone, Willis
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3552.A722
LC item number
Z478 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnstone, Willis
  • Barnstone, Willis
  • Poets, American
  • Translators
  • African Americans
  • Jews
  • United States
  • Blacks
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Barnstone, Willis
  • POETRY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Jews
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Poets, American
  • Race relations
  • Translators
  • United States
Label
We Jews and Blacks : memoir with poems, Willis Barnstone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- TOC -- Acknowledgments -- A Chat with the Reader -- The Hell Face of Sacred Distinctions -- The Plot -- Jews and Blacks of Early Childhood -- Swans over Manhattan -- Anatole Broyard (1920-90), the Inventor -- What Was a Jew? -- Dad Grew Up in the Streets -- Languages of the Jews -- Spanish Jews -- Jews and Blacks of Early Adolescence -- "At the Red Sea," by Yusef Komunyakaa -- Assimilation and Passing under the Shadow of War and Holocaust -- Yehuda Maccabee and Hellenization of the Jews -- Gnosticism and Other Heresies -- A Summer Camp in Maine with the Scent of Palestine
  • Sammy Propp of the Black Shoes -- Black People -- Leah Scott -- My Unseen Black Grand-Stepmother -- Othello -- Reading the Bible in Hebrew -- Bar Mitzvah -- "Othello's Rose," by Yosef Komunyakaa -- Early Jewish Corruption and Bayard Rustin, the BlackNightingale -- Early Corruption -- Yeshua ben Yosef Passing as Jesus Christ -- So Long, Sammy -- Off to the Quakers -- Bayard Rustin, the Black Nightingale Singing His People into theHeart of the Makers of the Underground Railroad -- More Deadly Application Blanks -- Jews and Blacks in College, and Freedom in Europe
  • Bowdoin College: The Jewish and Black Ghetto in Old LongfellowHall -- A Letter to The Nation -- Coming Out of My Own Ghetto of Silences -- Off to Europe, Where Old-Fashioned Bigotry Is Huge, yet Now WhoCares? Not Me -- Changing Money on the Rue des Rosiers and Getting Married by theGrand Rabbi of Paris -- Having Fun at Gunpoint in Crete -- Working in Greece for the King -- White Islands and Northern Monasteries on Huge Stalagmites -- Thessaloniki, a City of Peoples -- Greeks and Jews and Blacks and Russians -- Jews, Greeks, and Romans in Alexandria -- Cavafy and His Poem "Of the Jews (a.d. 50)."
  • Romaniot Jews in Byzantium -- The Sephardim in Muslim Spain -- Jews and Greeks in Thessaloniki -- Facts on the Slaughter -- Thessaloniki and Absence -- Days and Nights with Odysseus on the Way to Holy Athos -- The Madness of a Jew Trying to Marry in a Greek Orthodox Churchin Crete -- A Black and White Illumination -- Friendship in Tangier with a French Baroness Who Told Me I HadKilled Her Lord -- "Sound Out Your Race Loud and Clear" -- A Jewman in the U.S. Army -- A Touch of Freedom -- Fort Dix: "I'm Black and My Balls Are Made of Brass."
  • "Sound Out Your Race, Loud and Clear! Caucasian or Negra!"Yelled the White Sergeant in Segregated Georgia -- Holy Communion of Bagels and Lox for Jewish Personnel -- Black Barbers Brought on Base to Cut Black Men's Hair -- Captain Hammond, Baritone, and the Children of the Périgord -- Mumbling about Race and Religion in China, Nigeria, Tuscaloosa, and Buenos Aires -- Ma Ke, a Chinese Jew with Whom I Shared Suppers in Beijing -- Olaudah Equiano Bouncing around the Globe as a Slave Sailor under aQuaker Captain Until He Settles Down in London as aDistinguished Writer and Abolitionist
Control code
62697564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253344199
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62697564
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
We Jews and Blacks : memoir with poems, Willis Barnstone
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- TOC -- Acknowledgments -- A Chat with the Reader -- The Hell Face of Sacred Distinctions -- The Plot -- Jews and Blacks of Early Childhood -- Swans over Manhattan -- Anatole Broyard (1920-90), the Inventor -- What Was a Jew? -- Dad Grew Up in the Streets -- Languages of the Jews -- Spanish Jews -- Jews and Blacks of Early Adolescence -- "At the Red Sea," by Yusef Komunyakaa -- Assimilation and Passing under the Shadow of War and Holocaust -- Yehuda Maccabee and Hellenization of the Jews -- Gnosticism and Other Heresies -- A Summer Camp in Maine with the Scent of Palestine
  • Sammy Propp of the Black Shoes -- Black People -- Leah Scott -- My Unseen Black Grand-Stepmother -- Othello -- Reading the Bible in Hebrew -- Bar Mitzvah -- "Othello's Rose," by Yosef Komunyakaa -- Early Jewish Corruption and Bayard Rustin, the BlackNightingale -- Early Corruption -- Yeshua ben Yosef Passing as Jesus Christ -- So Long, Sammy -- Off to the Quakers -- Bayard Rustin, the Black Nightingale Singing His People into theHeart of the Makers of the Underground Railroad -- More Deadly Application Blanks -- Jews and Blacks in College, and Freedom in Europe
  • Bowdoin College: The Jewish and Black Ghetto in Old LongfellowHall -- A Letter to The Nation -- Coming Out of My Own Ghetto of Silences -- Off to Europe, Where Old-Fashioned Bigotry Is Huge, yet Now WhoCares? Not Me -- Changing Money on the Rue des Rosiers and Getting Married by theGrand Rabbi of Paris -- Having Fun at Gunpoint in Crete -- Working in Greece for the King -- White Islands and Northern Monasteries on Huge Stalagmites -- Thessaloniki, a City of Peoples -- Greeks and Jews and Blacks and Russians -- Jews, Greeks, and Romans in Alexandria -- Cavafy and His Poem "Of the Jews (a.d. 50)."
  • Romaniot Jews in Byzantium -- The Sephardim in Muslim Spain -- Jews and Greeks in Thessaloniki -- Facts on the Slaughter -- Thessaloniki and Absence -- Days and Nights with Odysseus on the Way to Holy Athos -- The Madness of a Jew Trying to Marry in a Greek Orthodox Churchin Crete -- A Black and White Illumination -- Friendship in Tangier with a French Baroness Who Told Me I HadKilled Her Lord -- "Sound Out Your Race Loud and Clear" -- A Jewman in the U.S. Army -- A Touch of Freedom -- Fort Dix: "I'm Black and My Balls Are Made of Brass."
  • "Sound Out Your Race, Loud and Clear! Caucasian or Negra!"Yelled the White Sergeant in Segregated Georgia -- Holy Communion of Bagels and Lox for Jewish Personnel -- Black Barbers Brought on Base to Cut Black Men's Hair -- Captain Hammond, Baritone, and the Children of the Périgord -- Mumbling about Race and Religion in China, Nigeria, Tuscaloosa, and Buenos Aires -- Ma Ke, a Chinese Jew with Whom I Shared Suppers in Beijing -- Olaudah Equiano Bouncing around the Globe as a Slave Sailor under aQuaker Captain Until He Settles Down in London as aDistinguished Writer and Abolitionist
Control code
62697564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253344199
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62697564
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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