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William Dean Howells
Birth date: March 01, 1837
Died: May 11, 1920
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Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it 8 years ago
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...
lonesomepoint
lonesomepoint rated it 9 years ago
I can't really improve on the existing reviews, so I offer some memorable quotations from this novel."He was in love with his work, and he felt the enthusiasm for it which nothing but the work we can do well inspires in us.""But it is the curse of prosperity that it takes work away from us, and shut...
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets rated it 22 years ago
This book is worth reading simply because of the structure -- it is perfectly symmetrical. there is an epiphany at the exact center and the opening and closing chapters are two different confessions -- one public, one private. It's an amazing work, though most people don't read it at this point.
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