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Author Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946
Title My soul's high song : the collected writings of Countee Cullen, voice of the Harlem Renaissance / edited and with an introduction by Gerald Early
Imprint New York : Doubleday, 1991
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  811.52 C8976so 1991    AVAILABLE    30500100555419
Edition 1st ed
Descript xiv, 618 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
eth African Americans lcdgt
nat Americans lcdgt
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 607-618)
From Color. Yet do I marvel -- A song of praise -- Brown boy to brown girl -- A brown girl dead -- To a brown girl -- Black Magdalens -- Atlantic City waiter -- Tableau -- Simon the Cyrenian speaks -- Two who crossed a line [she crosses] -- Two who crossed a line [he crosses] -- Incident -- Saturday's child -- Pagan prayer -- Wisdom cometh with the years -- Fruit of the flower -- The shroud of color -- Heritage -- For a poet -- For my grandmother -- For a lady I know -- For an atheist -- For an evolutionist and his opponent -- For an anarchist -- For a pessimist -- For daughters of Magdalen -- For a mouthy woman -- For John Keats, apostle of beauty -- For Paul Laurence Dunbar -- For Joseph Conrad -- For myself -- If you should go -- Spring reminiscence -- She of the dancing feet sings -- Judas Iscariot -- The wise -- To John Keats, poet, at spring time -- Song of praise -- Harsh world that lashest me -- Requiescam
From Copper Sun. From the dark tower -- Threnody for a brown girl -- Uncle Jim -- Colored blues singer -- Colors -- The litany of the dark people -- Pity the deep in love -- One day we played a game -- Variations on a theme -- A song of sour grapes -- Lament -- The love tree -- The wind bloweth where it listeth -- Thoughts in a zoo -- Two thoughts of death -- Love's way -- In spite of death -- Cor cordium -- Lines to my father -- Protest -- An epitaph -- Youth sings a song of rosebuds -- Hunger -- More than a fool's song -- Advice to a beauty -- Ultimatum -- At the wailing wall in Jerusalem -- To Endymion -- Epilogue
From The black Christ and other poems. To the three for whom the book -- Tribute -- That bright chimeric beast -- To an unknown poet -- Little sonnet to little friends -- Mood -- Counter mood -- Minutely hurt -- The foolish heart -- For Helen Keller -- Not Sacco and Vanzetti -- Self criticism -- A thorn forever in the breast -- The proud heart -- Therefore, adieu -- At a parting -- Dictum -- Bright bindings -- Black majesty -- Ghosts -- Song in spite of myself -- Nothing endures -- The street called crooked -- To certain critics -- The black Christ
From The Medea and some poems. After a visit -- Magnets -- Any human to another -- Only the polished skeleton -- To France -- Medusa -- Sonnet [1] -- Sonnet [2] -- Sonnet [3] -- To one not there -- Sonnet [4] -- Sonnet [5] -- Sonnet dialogue -- To France -- Death to the poor -- The cat -- Cats -- Scottsboro, too, is worth its song
The Medea -- The ballad of the brown girl : an old ballad retold
Uncollected poems. Dear friends and gentle hearts -- Karenge ya marenge -- Christus natus est -- Apostrophe to the land -- To the swimmer -- Life's rendezvous -- I have a rendezvous with life -- La belle, la douce, la grande -- A Negro mother's lullaby -- Lines for a hospital -- Judas Iscariot (first version) -- From life to love -- Night rain -- Singing in the rain -- The poet
One way to heaven
Essays and speeches. The development of creative expression -- from Opportunity magazine, April 1928. "The dark tower" column -- The League of Youth address -- Countee Cullen to his friends -- Countee Cullen on French courtesy -- Countee Cullen in England -- Countee Cullen on miscegenation
Appendix. Prologue and epilogue for The Medea -- "Rendezvous with life : an interview with Countee Cullen" / James Baldwin
Includes Cullen's poetry and prose, essays from The Crisis magazine, the complete text of his novel "One Way to Heaven", and an interview
Subject African Americans -- Literary collections
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
Alt Author Early, Gerald Lyn
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