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The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar - Paul Laurence Dunbar, Joanne M. Braxton
The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
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This new "most complete" edition of the collected poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the virtual father of black American poetry, includes sixty poems not included in the previous—and now out of print—Complete Poems. Sixteen of these were found in manuscript form.Paul Laurence Dunbar's work achieved... show more
This new "most complete" edition of the collected poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the virtual father of black American poetry, includes sixty poems not included in the previous—and now out of print—Complete Poems. Sixteen of these were found in manuscript form.Paul Laurence Dunbar's work achieved wide recognition in the first part of the twentieth century. The author of six volumes of poetry, as well as novels, librettos, songs, and essays, he was nationally known and accepted by black and white readers alike.As Joanne M. Braxton points out in her substantive introduction to this edition, a reconsideration of Dunbar's work and influence is long overdue: "We reclaim, in Paul Laurence Dunbar, a significant American author whose career transcends race and locality even while he makes use of racialized and regional cultural materials to create an African-American aesthetic and a unique black poetic diction." University of Virginia Press
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780813914381 (0813914388)
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Pages no: 396
Edition language: English
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
5.0 Poet, Son of Slaves, From Ohio
I had not heard of this author, ever, in my college or high school time. I only discovered him while visiting Wright Brother monuments and museums located in Dayton, OH. I decided that I needed to learn about this man. I was amazed at his work. Not that he could do this work, but that his work, whil...
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it
This is the definitive edition of America's first African-American poet's work, as it brings together all of Dunbar's poems and well worth a read.Dunbar's short stories are also excellent examples of early 20th century American literature, with wonderful local character and dialect, both of which ar...
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