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The Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar; Containing His Complete Poetical Works, His Best Short Stories, Numerous Anecdotes and a Complete Biograph

The Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar; Containing His Complete Poetical Works, His Best Short Stories, Numerous Anecdotes and a Complete Biograph
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  • Sales Rank:6,386,841
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
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  • Pages:112
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):4700
  • Dimensions (in):9.7 x 7.4 x 0.2
  • Publication Date:June 26, 2012
  • ISBN:1236477383
  • EAN:9781236477385
  • ASIN:1236477383
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...valleys, Way above dis buryin' sod, Ez hit makes its way in glory To de very gates of God 1 Oh, hit's sweetah dan de music Of an edicated band; An' hit's dearah dan de battle's Song o' triumph in de lan'. It seems holier dan evenin' When de solemn chu'ch bell rings, Ez I sit an' ca'mly listen While Malindy sings. Towsah, stop dat ba'kin', hyeah me! Mandy, mek dat chile keep still; Don't you hyeah de echoes callin' F'om de valley to de hill? Let me listen, I can hyeah it, Th'oo de bresh of angel's wings, Sof an' sweet, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," Ez Malindy sings. THE PARTY Of this production William Dean Howells said in his notable article in Harper's Weekly: "I wish I could give the whole of the piece which he calls 'The Pahty,' but I must content myself with a passage or two. They will impart some sense of the jolly rush of movement, its vivid picturesqueness, its broad characterization, and will perhaps suffice to show what vislas into the simple, sensuous, joyous nature of his race Mr. Dunbar's work opens." He then quoted a number of the lines. "One sees," continued Mr. Howells, "how the poet exults in his material as the artist always does. It is not for him to blink its commonness, or to be ashamed of its rudeness: and in his treatment of it he has been able to bring us nearer to the heart of primitive human nature in his race than any one else has yet done." (These quotations from Mr. Howells' article are used by permission and courtesy of Messrs. Harper & Brothers.) Dey had a gread big pahty down to Tom's de othah night; Was I dah? You bet! I nevah in my life see sich a sight; All de folks fom fou' plantations was invited, an' dey come, Dey come troopin' thick ez chillun when dey hyeahs a fife...

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