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Here is a necessary collection of poetry for admirers of words and treasurers of literary beauty. Spanning more than 30 years, this collection of literary masterpieces by the venerable Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, arguably Illinois' most beloved Poet Laureate and Chicago's elder black literary stateswoman, ""Blacks"" includes all of Ms. Brooks' critically acclaimed writings. Within its covers is the groundbreaking ""Annie Allen,"" which earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1950. There is also the sweepingly beautiful and finely crafted ""A Street in Bronzeville,"" a highly anticipated and lauded poetic treasure that spoke volumes for this great poet's love of black people, Chicago's Black community, and even the community of the world. ""Blacks"" includes a special treat, ""Maud Martha,"" Brooks' only novel.

Synopsis:

Spanning more than 30 years, this collection of literary masterpieces by the venerable Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, arguably Illinois' most beloved Poet Laureate and Chicago's elder black literary stateswoman, ""Blacks"" includes all of Ms. Brooks' critically acclaimed writings.

About the Author

Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize (1950). She was also the poetry consultant for the Library of Congress and the Poet Laureate of Illinois.

Table of Contents

A street in Bronzeville — Annie Allen — Maud Martha — The bean eaters — In the mecca — from Primer for blacks — from Beckonings — from To disembark. Riot ; Family pictures ; To the diaspora — from The near-Johannesburg boy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780883781050
Author:
Brooks, Gwendolyn
Publisher:
Third World Press
Author:
Brooks, Gwendolyn
Location:
Chicago, Ill.
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Literary collections
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
SL4
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.5 in

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