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The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar e-book

Author:

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Poetry

ePub size:

1682 kb

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Rating:

4.3

Publisher:

BiblioLife (May 15, 2009)

Pages:

326

ISBN:

1110131240

The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar e-book

by Paul Laurence Dunbar


Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on June 27, 1872 to freed slaves from Kentucky. The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dodd, 1913.

Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on June 27, 1872 to freed slaves from Kentucky. Speakin' o' Christmas, and Other Christmas and Special Poems, Dodd, 1914.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been enslaved in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar began to write stories and verse when still a child; he was president of his high school's literary society. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper.

This poem is by African American author Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar's work frequently features a conversational tone, innovative rhetorical structure, and a colorful use of both dialect and mainstream English. Dunbar was among the first nationally successful African American writers.

Start by marking Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar as Want to Read . I thought it was well written poetry of the African-American experience in the United States.

Start by marking Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Dunbar poetically writes of the many aspects of the human spirt -- happiness, joy, sorrow, love, courtship, I have not read many poetry books and, in truth, I have not read a poetry book in many years. Poetry should be read in stages when it is easier to absorb what the author may be trying to convey.

Paul Lawrence Dunbar. The complete poems of paul laurence dunbar. I think I should scarcely trouble the reader with a special appeal in behalf of this book, if it had not specially appealed to me for reasons apart from the author's race, origin, and condition. The world is too old now, and I find myself too much of its mood, to care for the work of a poet because he is black, because his father and mother were slaves, because he was, before and after he began to write poems, an elevator-boy.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) was an African-American novelist, poet, and dramatist during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This fantastic collection will appeal to all lovers of the form, and would make for a great addition to any bookshelf

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) was an African-American novelist, poet, and dramatist during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This fantastic collection will appeal to all lovers of the form, and would make for a great addition to any bookshelf.

Paul Laurence Dunbar. The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories. Paul Laurence Dunbar. The Poetry Of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Home Browse Books Book details, The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. I think I should scarcely trouble the reader with a special appeal in behalf of this book, if it had not specially appealed to me for reasons apart from the author's race, origin, and condition

Home Browse Books Book details, The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. By Paul Laurence Dunbar.

After While, A Poem of Faith Lyrics. Sonnet On An Old Book With Uncut Leaves Lyrics. 60. The Ol' Tunes Lyrics.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
BlackHaze
Dunbar's poetry is so good that it should be almost impossible to ruin a collection of his poems, yet somehow they've done it.

Start with the table of contents and the index of first lines. The page numbers are apparently from an earlier edition of the book where the poems started on page 3. In the present edition, the poems begin on page 23, so the page numbers given start out 20 pages off. But each page contains a few extra lines, so that when you try to find the poem Sympathy ("I know what the caged bird feels, alas!") on page 102 and you think "well, let's add 20" and look on page 122, no, wrong again. It's on page 112. So if you need to find a certain poem, go to the page number they give you, read the name of a poem that is actually on that page, look that poem up in the index, and compare the page number given in the index with the page it is actually on. That will tell you approximately how many pages away your poem is. As another example, you will find We Wear The Mask on page 85, not page 71. (On the principle that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, the poems that appear on pages 184 to 186 actually are correct. Poems from page 187 on are on lower page numbers than the number given, until they are 4 pages off by the end of the book.)

Typography? It appears to have been typed. With a typewriter. Remember typewriters? The titles of the poems are in capital letters, probably because typewriters didn't have boldface type. This compounds the pagination problem, because the titles do not stand out from the text. Sometimes the title of the poem is at the bottom of one page and the poem at the top of the next page.

And they didn't bother to put the title of the book on the spine, so good luck finding it on a bookshelf.

The phrase "High Quality" appears twice on the cover of this book. That's false advertising.
Erthai
I love , love this historical African American author. He is truly my favorite author. If and When Melindy Sings, I know by memory. Each time I read from The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar my face and heart are in total eclipse. I am so thankful for this legacy of Mr Dunbar. He has provided joy for generations before me and I believe forever others will continue to be amazed at his talent. My only regret is that I never will meet him in this life. Such a brilliant man before my time. He makes me so proud of my own roots. I would still like to thank him although, I am at a loss for words to express how thankful and proud he makes me feel. So on that final note, I will just say thank you and when I meet you in the eternal life, I'd like to know a little more about, That "gread big pahty down to Tom's de othah night." I love Mr Dunbar. One day we will talk forever.
digytal soul
I bought this because I like the poetry, and I like Dunbar.

This was especially good, from "Ione":
Love is a guest that comes, unbidden,
But, having come, asserts his right;
He will not be repressed nor hidden.

But by all that wonderful in this world, it was a struggle to read this poetry because the formatting and layout has been done so poorly. At times it was a struggle to read the poetry because the line breaks were so awkward. Page numbers are added INTO THE BODY OF THE POETRY ITSELF, smashed into the first word of a line. There are mistakes in the poetry due to either a poor OCR being used or because the editor wasn't paying attention.

That makes me sad and mad; sad, because this poet has some truly wonderful things to say, and mad because I just expect a higher level of professionalism to be paid to our American authors and the words they've written.

Truly, I'd give the author much higher marks, but I have to downgrade this edition as nearly unusable and quite unprofessional.
Thetath
Kindle Version, Amazon! WHY do you sell trash like this?! There is no hyperlinked table of contents. The table of contents states page numbers but the book only has locations so it is impossible to go to any particular poem. Utterly useless! This is not the first time I have been baited into Kindle publications that are junk! WHERE are your publisher standards?!
Nenayally
AAH, the talent of this man!!Of all the poems he has written, the one that moved me the most was "The Colored Soldiers". "the noble sons of Ham, the gallant colored soldiers, Who fought for Uncle Sam". Early in the war they were scorned,and when "distress fell on the nation, and the flag was drooping low", these brave black men did not want the flag polluted by dust,so they joined the battle, shedding their blood right along with the white soldiers. "they were comrades then and brothers, are they more or less today?" Dunbar felt their blood "has cleansed completely, every blot of slavery's shame" No Mr. Dunbar, your poetic wish is a dream many americans still hold dear. In poetry,Dunbar captures elusive emotions,wraps them around a verse, then records them for posterity. This should be required reading for every student. I am so glad I was able to read this book, written by a man who was years ahead of his time
Winotterin
It's astonishing how a person could create so many thoughtful poems in such a short lifetime.Most of them have a sadness about them. But given the era in which Dunbar lived, it's quite understanding. I will be using some of Dunbar's poems to teach my 3rd and 6 grade granddaughter's in homeschool. It's never too early to understand one's history

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