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The essential writings of James Weldon Johnson

Author: James Weldon Johnson; Rudolph P Byrd
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2008.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold a diplomatic post as consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua. This comprehensive volume of Johnson's works includes the seminal novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, poems from God's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: James Weldon Johnson; James Weldon Johnson
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Weldon Johnson; Rudolph P Byrd
ISBN: 9780812975321 0812975324
OCLC Number: 229432588
Description: xxx, 321 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Portrait of James Weldon Johnson / Michael S. Harper --
James Weldon Johnson : a chronology --
Drama. Do you believe in ghosts? --
The engineer --
Fiction. The autobiography of an ex-coloured man --
Poetry. Sence you went away --
Lift every voice and sing --
Fifty years --
The creation --
Noah built the ark --
The Judgment Day --
Saint Peter relates an incident of the resurrection day --
Cultural criticism. Native African races and culture --
The dilemma of the Negro author --
Race prejudice and the Negro artist --
Autobiography. Selections from Along this way --
Political writing. Negro Americans, what now?
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Rudolph P. Byrd ; foreword by Charles Johnson.

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"One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold a diplomatic post as consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua. This comprehensive volume of Johnson's works includes the seminal novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, poems from God's Trombones, essays on cultural and political topics, selections from Johnson's autobiography, Along This Way, and two previously unpublished short plays: Do You Believe in Ghosts? and The Engineer. Featuring a chronology, bibliography, and a Foreword by acclaimed author Charles Johnson, this Modern Library edition showcases the tremendous range of James Weldon Johnson's writings and their considerable influence on American civic and cultural life."--Pub. desc.

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