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God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Penguin Classics)

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James Weldon Johnson was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and one of the most revered African Americans of all time, whose life demonstrated the full spectrum of struggle and success. In God?s Trombones, one of his most celebrated works, inspirational sermons of African American preachers are reimagined as poetry, reverberating with the musicality and splendid eloquence of the spirituals. This classic collection includes ?Listen Lord?A Prayer,? ?The Creation,? ?The Prodigal Son,? ?Go Down Death?A Funeral Sermon,? ?Noah Built the Ark,? ?The Crucifixion,? ?Let My People Go,? and ?The Judgment Day.?

About the Author

James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) was an African American author, poet, and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou is a celebrated poet, educator, historian, actress, playwright, civil rights activist, producer, and director. She is the author of twelve bestselling books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105411
Author:
Johnson, James Weldon
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Angelou, Maya
Introduction:
Angelou, Maya
Editor:
Gates, Jr.
Editor:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Author:
Angelou, Maya
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis
Author:
Gates, Jr. Henry Louis
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 b/w illustrations (pick up from 20th-C
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.76x5.14x.26 in. .18 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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