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Conversations with Dorothy Allison presents Allison's perspectives on her life and literature; her conflicted feelings over her role as a public figure. Linking her work with African American writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, Allison pioneered the genre of working-class literature, writing a world that is often overlooked and under-studied.
Dorothy Allison at The Chiacgo Humanities Festival
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Skin by Dorothy Allison
Call Number: PS3551.L453 Z475 1994
Publication Date: 1994
Impassioned, personal and highly intelligent collection of published writings and addresses from the past decade examining issues of class and sexuality through the intricate lenses of autobiography and the literary experience.
Trash by Dorothy Allison
Call Number: PS3551.L453 T7 1988
Publication Date: 2002
Trash, Allison's landmark collection, showcases Allison at her most fearlessly honest and startlingly vivid. These are tales of loss and redemption; of shame and forgiveness; of love and abuse and the healing power of storytelling.
Bastard Out Of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Call Number: PS3551.L453 B37 199
Publication Date: 1992
Set in the rural South, this tale centers around the Boatwright family, a proud and closeknit clan known for their drinking, fighting, and womanizing. Nicknamed Bone by her Uncle Earle, Ruth Anne is the bastard child of Anney Boatwright, who has fought tirelessly to legitimize her child.
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