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American Negro poetry

Author: Arna Bontemps
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, [1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Poésie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
American Negro poetry.
New York, Hill and Wang [1963]
(OCoLC)570971577
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arna Bontemps
OCLC Number: 270245
Description: 197 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: James Weldon Johnson --
Paul Laurence Dunbar --
William Stanley Braithwaite --
Angeline W. Grimke --
Anne Spencer --
Effie Lee Newsome --
Georgia Douglas Johnson --
Fenton Johnson --
Claude McKay --
Jean Tooner --
Melvin B. Tolson --
Frank Horne --
Marcus B. Christian --
Sterling A. Brown --
Clarissa Scott Delany --
Langston Hughes --
Gwendolyn B. Bennett --
Arna Bontemps --
Countee Cullen --
Donald Jeffrey Hayes --
Jonathan Brooks --
Frank Marshall Davis --
Waring Cuney --
Helene Johnson --
Richard Wright --
Charles Enoch Wheeler --
Pauli Murray --
Robert Hayden --
Dudley Randall --
Owen Dodson --
Leslie M. Collins --
Margaret Walker --
Frank Yerby Samuel Allen --
Catherine Cater --
Gwendolyn Brooks --
Bruce McM. Wright --
Alfred A. Duckett --
Myron O'Higgins --
M. Carl Holman --
Yvonne Gregory --
Margaret Danner --
G.C. Oden --
Mari E. Evans --
Oliver Pitcher --
James P. Vaughn --
Russell Atkins --
Ted Joans --
William Browne --
James A. Emanuel --
Conrad Kent Rivers --
LeRoi Jones --
Clarence Major --
Julia Fields --
Horace Julian Bond --
Carl Wendell Hines, Jr.
Responsibility: edited and with an introd. by Arna Bontemps.

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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).

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