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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
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
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin poets
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Jack
  • African American boxers
  • American poetry
  • Johnson, Jack
  • African American boxers
  • Lyrik
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Johnson, Jack
  • American poetry
Label
The big smoke, Adrian Matejka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-105)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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)
  • Chicken & Other Stereotypes
  • Letter to Belle (September 15, 1909)
  • Hurt Business. Battle Royal
  • 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
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Vedi! Le fosche notturne
  • Cannibalism
  • Letter to Belle (March 10, 1910)
  • Equality
  • Photography ;
  • "A
  • Struggle Between a Demon and a Gritty Little Dwarf"
  • The Shadow Knows
  • Color Line
  • Friendship
  • "Machine Containing Johnson's Friends Wrecked"
  • Alias
  • Hurt Business
  • Hostilities
  • Fisticuff Difficulty
  • Bet Your Last Copper.
  • Gold Smile
  • Fidelity
  • Letter to Belle (December 3, 1910)
  • Out of the Bath
  • "Carefree as a Plantation Darky in Watermelon Time"
  • Shadow Boxing
  • The Battle of the Century
  • The Manly Art of Self-Defense
  • Race Relations
  • Marriage Proposal
  • Aristocracy
  • Compromises
  • The Shadow Knows
  • Rememory
  • Ticket on the Titanic ;
  • Il
  • Trovatore
  • No Decision.
  • The Shadow Knows
  • Hubert's Museum & Flea Circus (1937)
  • Blues His Sweetie Gives to Me
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Prize Fighter
Control code
ocn820123637
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9780143123729
Lccn
2012045786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40022471492
  • 99955926673
System control number
(OCoLC)820123637
Label
The big smoke, Adrian Matejka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-105)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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)
  • Chicken & Other Stereotypes
  • Letter to Belle (September 15, 1909)
  • Hurt Business. Battle Royal
  • 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
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Vedi! Le fosche notturne
  • Cannibalism
  • Letter to Belle (March 10, 1910)
  • Equality
  • Photography ;
  • "A
  • Struggle Between a Demon and a Gritty Little Dwarf"
  • The Shadow Knows
  • Color Line
  • Friendship
  • "Machine Containing Johnson's Friends Wrecked"
  • Alias
  • Hurt Business
  • Hostilities
  • Fisticuff Difficulty
  • Bet Your Last Copper.
  • Gold Smile
  • Fidelity
  • Letter to Belle (December 3, 1910)
  • Out of the Bath
  • "Carefree as a Plantation Darky in Watermelon Time"
  • Shadow Boxing
  • The Battle of the Century
  • The Manly Art of Self-Defense
  • Race Relations
  • Marriage Proposal
  • Aristocracy
  • Compromises
  • The Shadow Knows
  • Rememory
  • Ticket on the Titanic ;
  • Il
  • Trovatore
  • No Decision.
  • The Shadow Knows
  • Hubert's Museum & Flea Circus (1937)
  • Blues His Sweetie Gives to Me
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Prize Fighter
Control code
ocn820123637
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9780143123729
Lccn
2012045786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40022471492
  • 99955926673
System control number
(OCoLC)820123637

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