Arguably the greatest African-American poet of the century, Sterling Brown was instrumental in bringing the traditions of African-American folk life to readers all over the world. This is the definitive collection of Brown's poems, and the only edition available in the U.S.
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Sterling A. Brown was one of the most important and influential figures in the development of African-American literature and criticism in the twentieth century. Born in Washington, D.C., in 1901, he became not only a poet but a folklorist, anthologist, critic, and reviewer. Brown was a professor at Howard University for forty years. He died in 1989.Review:
"Sterling Brown's poetry should be in print in perpetuity. Its meanings, legends, melodies, and mythologies could only have been shaped by a Black American throat. Sterling Brown's poems have the power of revival music, the declaration of great oratory, and the sonorous crooning of a young man in love." --Maya Angelou
"This is a great book of poems, stunning in its artistry and gigantic in its vision." --Philip Levine
"In Sterling's poetry you find the true meaning of the world soul." --Ernest J. Gaines
"For the first time, we can appreciate Mr. Brown's full range, his mastery of so many traditions. . . . A self-styled 'Old Negro,' Sterling Brown is not only the Afro-American Poet Laureate, he is a great poet." --Henry Louis Gates, Jr., New York Times Book Review
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060105178
Book Description Harper & Row, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060105178
Book Description Harper & Row, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60105178