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Black Poets of the United States: From Paul Laurence Dunbar to Langston Hughes

Wagner, Jean

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ISBN 10: 025200292X / ISBN 13: 9780252002922
Published by University of Illinois Press, 1973
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing (NAP). Black cloth, gilt titles at spine. First US edition; originally published in France. A critical study that incorporates poems/fragments from most major and minor African American writers to date of publication. Book very good with spotting to cloth and at foreedge. Binding quite solid, however. DJ also very good minus with rubbing/darkening, several short tears and back flap re-attached with cello tape (although a fairly unobtrusive/neat job). Includes Bibliographical Supplement. Rare now. 561 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 3446

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Title: Black Poets of the United States: From Paul ...

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Traces the evolution of Afro-American poetry, highlighting individual poets up to the time of the Harlem Renaissance.

About the Author:

Jerome W. Clinton, Ph.D. Michigan, is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. His publications include two book-length translations of two sections of the Persian national epic, the Shahnameh: The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam and In the Dragon's Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar.

Robert Bone (1924-2007) was a professor of languages and literature at Columbia University Teachers College and a pioneering scholar of African American literature. He was best known for The Negro Novel in America, Richard Wright, and Down Home: Origins of the Afro-American Short Story. His seminal essay "Richard Wright and the Chicago Renaissance" continues to be cited extensively in studies of early twentieth-century African American writing.

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