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Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1872-1906

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Works: 703 works in 2,020 publications in 3 languages and 54,914 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Religious fiction  Biography  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Librettist, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: PS1556, 811.4
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The complete poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, with the introduction to "Lyrics of lowly life," by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
126 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in English and held by 3,052 libraries worldwide
"Dunbar is the first American Negro of pure African bloodto reveal innate distinction in literature; as W.D. Howells has said, "to feel the Negro life esthetically and express it lyrically
Lyrics of lowly life by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
72 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,690 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems written in the late nineteenth century by Paul Laurence Dunbar, the son of an escaped slave
The sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
61 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,616 libraries worldwide
This classic story about a displaced Southern family's struggle to survive and prosper in early Harlem was one of the first novels to depict the harsh realities of ghetto life. Introduction by William Andrews, scholar of the Harlem Renaissance and of Antebellum literature
The uncalled; a novel by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
77 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,480 libraries worldwide
Dunbar's first novel, published in 1901, evokes The Scarlet Letter, even featuring a character suggestively named Hester Prime. When a minister alienates his congregation by refusing to condemn an unwed mother, his hopes for the future dissolve ... as secrets from his past come to light
Mr. Cornelius Johnson, office-seeker by Paul Laurence Dunbar( file )
7 editions published between 1899 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,277 libraries worldwide
Folks from Dixie by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
61 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
The heart of Happy Hollow by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
38 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
First published in 1904, this collection features sixteen short stories that provide rare glimpses into the lives of African Americans after the Civil War. Through characters ranging from schemers to preachers, Dunbar crafted a rare snapshot of long-lost communities and their poignant sensibilities. He draws on language that is by turns folksy and formal, capturing vernacular dialects as easily as he delivers a hauntingly poetic scene. Readers meet an influential entrepreneur who must navigate a treacherous political landscape; a Southern spiritual leader who must learn to accept the mores of his son, who was educated in the North; a reporter who restores hope in Santa Claus for a group of destitute siblings; and a host of other unique men and women giving voice to timeless themes.--From publisher description
The strength of Gideon, and other stories by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
41 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
The title story of this 1899 collection by the well-known poet follows a slave woman name Cassie and her baby boy Gideon, named after the Biblical warrior that his mother heard about in church. Other stories include "Mammy Peggy's pride," Viney's free papers," "An old-time Christmas," and "The faith cure man."
The complete stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: The son of former slaves, Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the most prominent and publicly recognized figures in American literature at the turn of the twentieth century. Thirty-three years old at the time of his death in 1906, he had published four novels, four collections of short stories, and fourteen books of poetry, not to mention numerous songs, plays, and essays in newspapers and magazines around the world. In the century following his death, Dunbar slipped into relative obscurity, remembered mainly for his dialect poetry or as a footnote to other more canonical figures from the period. The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar showcases his gifts as a writer of short fiction and provides key insights into the tensions and themes of Dunbar's literary achievement. Through examining the 104 stories written by Dunbar between 1890 and 1905, readers will be able to better understand Dunbar's specific attempts to maintain his artistic integrity while struggling with America's racist stereotypes. His work interrogated the color-line that informed American life and dictated his role as an artist in American letters. Editors Gene Jarrett and Thomas Morgan identify major themes and implications in Dunbar's work. Available in one convenient, comprehensive, and definitive volume for the first time, The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar illustrates the complexity of his literary life and legacy
Poems of cabin and field by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
43 editions published between 1894 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
The collected poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Presents the 1913 edition of African-American writer Paul Dunbar's collected poems and adds sixty poems to it, also providing variants, selected primary and secondary bibliographies, and an index of first lines
Jump back, honey : the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 959 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including "A Boy's Summer Song," "The Sparrow," and "Little Brown Baby."
Candle-lightin' time by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
34 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 libraries worldwide
The love of Landry by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
41 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
In his own voice : the dramatic and other uncollected works of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Synopsis: This collection features Dunbar's (1872-1906) previously unpublished dramatic works, short stories, essays, and poems-approximately 75 works in six genres. The dramatic works include plays, musicals, and musical lyrics and fragments. The essays discuss Dickens and Thackeray, England from the Black perspective, black life and society in Washington, higher education, plagiarism, the literary portrayal of black people, and Booker T. Washington. A chronology is included.-Annotation c. Book News, Inc
Lyrics of the hearthside by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
41 editions published between 1899 and 1988 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
The Paul Laurence Dunbar reader : a selection of the best of Paul Laurence Dunbar's poetry and prose, including writings never before available in book form by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
The fanatics by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
40 editions published between 1901 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Howdy, honey, howdy by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
29 editions published between 1905 and 1991 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
When Malindy sings by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
38 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dunbar, Paul Lawrence 1872-1906
Languages
English (866)
Bengali (1)
French (1)
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