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Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973

Overview
Works: 272 works in 906 publications in 3 languages and 41,224 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Singer, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Compiler
Classifications: PS591.N4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arna Bontemps
American Negro poetry by Arna Bontemps( Book )

52 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review "[Bontemps's] most distinctive works are ringing affirmations of the human passion for freedom and the desire for social justice inherent in us all. Arnold Rampersad called him the conscience of his era and it could be fairly added that his tendency to fuse history and imagination represents his personal legacy to a collective memory."--Charles L. James, The Oxford Companion to African American Literature (on the life and work of Arna Bontemps, editor of American Negro Poetry)
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The book of Negro folklore by Langston Hughes( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 1983 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive collection embracing the whole range of Negro folk expression
Black thunder by Arna Bontemps( Book )

30 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black Thunder is the true story of a slave insurrection that failed ... Garbriel is a young slave, who ... decides to avenge the murder of a fellow-slave by leading the Negroes of Richmond, Virginia, against the landowners"--Cover
100 years of Negro freedom by Arna Bontemps( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great slave narratives by Arna Bontemps( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three selected narratives exemplify an interesting, sometimes little-known area of American Negro history and writing
Father of the blues : an autobiography by W. C Handy( Book )

47 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1970 by Langston Hughes( Book )

24 editions published between 1949 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For other editions, see Author Catalog
The Harlem renaissance remembered; essays by Arna Bontemps( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyplace but here by Arna Bontemps( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps( Book )

28 editions published between 1948 and 1992 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Negro race, from the early tribes of Africa and empire of Ethiopia, through the practice of slavery in many areas, especially the United States, to early twentieth century achievements of American Negroes
Golden slippers, an anthology of Negro poetry for young readers by Arna Bontemps( Book )

16 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Negro poetry for young readers compiled by Arna Bontemps
The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1949 by Langston Hughes( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 1956 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chariot in the sky : a story of the Jubilee Singers by Arna Bontemps( Book )

21 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven black students form a singing group and tour the world in an attempt to save their college from financial ruin
Free at last : the life of Frederick Douglass by Arna Bontemps( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old South; "A summer tragedy" and other stories of the thirties by Arna Bontemps( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal essays and short stories of the South
The fast Sooner hound by Arna Bontemps( Book )

11 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chagrined that the hound Sooner continually outruns his trains, the roadmaster pits his speed against that of his fastest train, the Cannon Ball
Famous Negro athletes by Arna Bontemps( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes biographies of Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Leroy (Satchel) Paige, Willie Mays, Jesse Owens, Wilt Chamberlain, Jim Brown, and Althea Gibson
Hold fast to dreams; poems old and new selected by Arna Bontemps( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by American and English poets on such topics as trees, spring, animals, the sea, and others
We have tomorrow by Arna Bontemps( Book )

12 editions published between 1945 and 1987 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twelve biographies of living Negro men and women who have struggled to find a measure of satisfying success
 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Arna Bontemps Amerikaans dichter (1902-1973)

Arna Bontemps amerikansk poet, bibliotekar og skribent

Arna Bontemps amerikansk poet, bibliotekarie och författare

Arna Bontemps écrivain américain

Arna Bontemps költő, novellista az Egyesült Államokból

Arna Bontemps poeta e scrittore statunitense

Arna Bontemps US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Bontan, Āna 1902-1973

Bontemps, A. W. 1902-

Bontemps, Arna.

Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973

Bontemps, Arna Wendell

Bontemps, Arna Wendell 1902-1973

Bontemps, Arnaud "Arna" Wendell

Bontemps, Arnaud Wendell 1902-1973

Wendell Bontemps, Arna

Wendell Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973

Арна Бонтем

본템, 아나 1902-

アーナ・ボンタン

ボンタム, アーナ

ボンタン, アーナ

Languages
English (390)

German (1)

Japanese (1)

Covers
American poetry : the twentieth centuryBlack thunderGreat slave narrativesFather of the blues : an autobiographyAnyplace but hereChariot in the sky : a story of the Jubilee SingersThe Harlem Renaissance