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Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973

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Works: 264 works in 814 publications in 3 languages and 42,358 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Folklore  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Singer, Performer, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PS591.N4, B
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American Negro poetry by Arna Bontemps( Book )
44 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,303 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 by Randall Stewart( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 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 )
14 editions published between 1958 and 1983 in English and held by 1,622 libraries worldwide
Comprehensive collection embracing the whole range of Negro folk expression
100 years of Negro freedom by Arna Bontemps( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 1,619 libraries worldwide
Black thunder by Arna Bontemps( Book )
26 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,613 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
Great slave narratives by Arna Bontemps( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,579 libraries worldwide
Three selected narratives exemplify an interesting, sometimes little-known area of American Negro history and writing
Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps( Book )
27 editions published between 1948 and 1992 in English and held by 1,558 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
The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1970 by Langston Hughes( Book )
16 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 1,503 libraries worldwide
For other editions, see Author Catalog
Father of the blues, an autobiography by W. C Handy( Book )
39 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,499 libraries worldwide
The Harlem renaissance remembered; essays by Arna Bontemps( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 1,489 libraries worldwide
Anyplace but here by Arna Bontemps( Book )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,328 libraries worldwide
The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1949 by Langston Hughes( Book )
20 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Golden slippers, an anthology of Negro poetry for young readers by Arna Bontemps( Book )
13 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
An anthology of Negro poetry for young readers compiled by Arna Bontemps
Chariot in the sky : a story of the Jubilee Singers by Arna Bontemps( Book )
19 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and held by 944 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 )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 917 libraries worldwide
The Old South; "A summer tragedy" and other stories of the thirties by Arna Bontemps( Book )
10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
Personal essays and short stories of the South
The fast Sooner hound by Arna Bontemps( Book )
10 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 834 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 )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 765 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 707 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 661 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bontan, Āna 1902-1973
Bontemps, Arna.
Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973
Bontemps, Arna Wendell 1902-1973
Wendell Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973
ボンタム, アーナ
ボンタン, アーナ
Languages
English (348)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
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