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Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1872-1906

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Works: 825 works in 2,419 publications in 2 languages and 57,777 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Religious fiction  Biography  Dialect fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Librettist, Composer, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS1556, 811.4
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The complete poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
123 editions published between 1895 and 2018 in English and held by 2,838 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
Mr. Cornelius Johnson, office-seeker by Paul Laurence Dunbar( file )
9 editions published between 1899 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,785 libraries worldwide
Mr. Cornelius Johnson, Office-Seeker is a short story written by Dunbar in standard English. This version was published in The Cosmopolitan in 1899
Lyrics of lowly life by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
94 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,729 libraries worldwide
The son of an escaped slave, Dunbar was raised in poverty with his mother. At an early age, he developed a love and appreciation of fine literature and poetry
The uncalled : a novel by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
87 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,701 libraries worldwide
Published first in 1898, African American poet Dunbar's novel Uncalled has been termed "a sentimental tale about white people." The story is set in Dexter, Ohio and the plot is not dependent on the race of the characters. One source notes: "The Uncalled is the story of the childhood and young manhood of Frederick Brent. The story opens with the death of his mother in circumstances of poverty. She has been abandoned by her drunken husband and sells her soul to the devil. The plot thickens when the question arises as to who will take care of young Frederick." Raised by Hester Prime, Frederick rebels against her desire to make him a minister. He feels, as it were, "uncalled."-- www.answers.com and www.ez-essays.com
The sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
76 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in English and held by 1,672 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
Folks from Dixie by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
66 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
The complete stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,274 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
The strength of Gideon : and other stories by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
49 editions published between 1899 and 2018 in English and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
The Strength of Gideon is an illustrated collection of 20 short stories by Dunbar published in 1900
Poems of cabin and field by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
57 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
James Weldon Johnson criticized Paul Laurence Dunbar for his use of dialect, saying it promoted the comical or feeble stereotype of African Americans. Robert Bone agreed. He stated in The Negro in America that Dunbar resorted to "caricature in his treatment of minor Negro characters" and that his stereotypic portraits of black characters only served to reinforce prejudice. Whether the reader agrees or not, Dunbar's publishers certainly used the popularity of such stereotypes to sell Dunbar's books. The photographs in Poems of Cabin and Field are a good example of this marketing strategy
The heart of Happy Hollow by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
40 editions published between 1904 and 2017 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
From the Foreword: Happy Hollow; are you wondering where it is? Wherever Negroes colonize in the cities or villages, north or south, wherever the hod carrier, the porter, and the waiter are the society men of the town; wherever the picnic and the excursion are the chief summer diversion, and the revival the winter time of repentance, wherever the cheese cloth veil obtains at a wedding, and the little white hearse goes by with black mourners in the one carriage behind, there-there-is Happy Hollow. Wherever laughter and tears rub elbows day by day, and the spirit of labour and laziness shake hands, there-there-is Happy Hollow, and of some of it may the following pages show the heart
The collected poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,027 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
Candle-lightin' time by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
34 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Poems in old-fashioned Negro dialect
Jump back, honey : the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including "A Boy's Summer Song," "The Sparrow," and "Little Brown Baby."
The love of Landry by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
44 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 870 libraries worldwide
In his own voice : the dramatic and other uncollected works of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 834 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 )
49 editions published between 1899 and 1988 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
Describes the grouping of alike things, or classification of similar objects, with emphasis on plants and animals
The fanatics by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
45 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
The Fanatics is a novel by Paul Laurence Dunbar which illustrates an image of America at the beginning of the Civil War. It was initially regarded as one of the few failed publications of the author
Howdy, honey, howdy by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
32 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 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 )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
When Malindy sings by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
34 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dunbar, P. 1872-1906
Dunbar, P. L. 1872-1906
Dunbar, Paul 1872-1906
Dunbar, Paul L. 1872-1906
Dunbar, Paul Lawrence 1872-1906
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar Amerikaans schrijver (1872-1906)
Paul Laurence Dunbar amerikai költő, író
Paul Laurence Dunbar amerikansk författare
Paul Laurence Dunbar amerikansk skribent
Paul Laurence Dunbar écrivain américain
Paul Laurence Dunbar lautan Lamerikänik
Paul Laurence Dunbar poeta statunitense
Paul Laurence Dunbar US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Paul Laurence Dunbar Usana autoro
Paul Laurence Dunbar usona aŭtoro
Paulus Laurentius Dunbar
Пол Лоренс Данбар негроамериканский поэт, новелист и драматург
Пол Лорэнс Данбар
פול לורנס דנבר
باول لورانس دانبار مؤلف أمريكي
폴 로런스 던바
ポール・ローレンス・ダンバー
保羅·勞倫斯·鄧巴
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English (990)
Bengali (1)
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