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The big smoke, Adrian Matejka

Label
The big smoke
Title
The big smoke
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Matejka
Creator
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Matejka, Adrian
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A825
LC item number
B54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin poets
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Jack
  • Lyrik
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • American poetry
Label
The big smoke, Adrian Matejka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-105)
Contents
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Prize Fighter
  • Fisticuffs
  • Weigh-In.
  • Sporting Life
  • Courtship ;
  • "A
  • Great Maltese Cat Toying with a White Mouse"
  • Letter to Belle (May 27, 1909)
  • Letter to Belle (May 29, 1909)
  • Hurt Business. Battle Royal
  • Chicken & Other Stereotypes
  • Letter to Belle (September 15, 1909)
  • Mouth Fighting
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Introductions
  • "Texas Authorities Will Prosecute the Champion if He Takes White Wife"
  • Knee Off Canvas.
  • Roadwork at Seal Rock
  • Race Relations
  • Cannibalism
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Vedi! Le fosche notturne
  • Letter to Belle (March 10, 1910)
  • Equality
  • Photography ;
  • "A
  • Struggle Between a Demon and a Gritty Little Dwarf" ;
  • The
  • Shadow Knows
  • Color Line
  • Hurt Business ;
  • Friendship
  • "Machine Containing Johnson's Friends Wrecked"
  • Alias
  • Hostilities
  • Fisticuff Difficulty
  • Bet Your Last Copper.
  • Gold Smile
  • Fidelity
  • Letter to Belle (December 3, 1910)
  • Out of the Bath
  • The
  • "Carefree as a Plantation Darky in Watermelon Time"
  • Shadow Boxing ;
  • The
  • Battle of the Century
  • Race Relations
  • Marriage Proposal
  • Aristocracy
  • Compromises ;
  • The
  • Shadow Knows
  • Manly Art of Self-Defense ;
  • Rememory
  • Ticket on the Titanic ;
  • Il
  • Trovatore
  • No Decision.
  • Hubert's Museum & Flea Circus (1937)
  • The
  • Shadow Knows
  • Blues His Sweetie Gives to Me
Control code
820123637
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
109 p.
Isbn
9780143123729
Lccn
2012045786
Other control number
40022471492
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)820123637
Label
The big smoke, Adrian Matejka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-105)
Contents
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Prize Fighter
  • Fisticuffs
  • Weigh-In.
  • Sporting Life
  • Courtship ;
  • "A
  • Great Maltese Cat Toying with a White Mouse"
  • Letter to Belle (May 27, 1909)
  • Letter to Belle (May 29, 1909)
  • Hurt Business. Battle Royal
  • Chicken & Other Stereotypes
  • Letter to Belle (September 15, 1909)
  • Mouth Fighting
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Introductions
  • "Texas Authorities Will Prosecute the Champion if He Takes White Wife"
  • Knee Off Canvas.
  • Roadwork at Seal Rock
  • Race Relations
  • Cannibalism
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Vedi! Le fosche notturne
  • Letter to Belle (March 10, 1910)
  • Equality
  • Photography ;
  • "A
  • Struggle Between a Demon and a Gritty Little Dwarf" ;
  • The
  • Shadow Knows
  • Color Line
  • Hurt Business ;
  • Friendship
  • "Machine Containing Johnson's Friends Wrecked"
  • Alias
  • Hostilities
  • Fisticuff Difficulty
  • Bet Your Last Copper.
  • Gold Smile
  • Fidelity
  • Letter to Belle (December 3, 1910)
  • Out of the Bath
  • The
  • "Carefree as a Plantation Darky in Watermelon Time"
  • Shadow Boxing ;
  • The
  • Battle of the Century
  • Race Relations
  • Marriage Proposal
  • Aristocracy
  • Compromises ;
  • The
  • Shadow Knows
  • Manly Art of Self-Defense ;
  • Rememory
  • Ticket on the Titanic ;
  • Il
  • Trovatore
  • No Decision.
  • Hubert's Museum & Flea Circus (1937)
  • The
  • Shadow Knows
  • Blues His Sweetie Gives to Me
Control code
820123637
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
109 p.
Isbn
9780143123729
Lccn
2012045786
Other control number
40022471492
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)820123637

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