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Complete Poems / Edition 1
     

Complete Poems / Edition 1

by Claude McKay, William Maxwell, William J. Maxwell
 

ISBN-10: 0252075900

ISBN-13: 9780252075902

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

The complete works of previously unpublished and published poetry of a pioneer of modern black writing

Overview

The complete works of previously unpublished and published poetry of a pioneer of modern black writing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252075902
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
American Poetry Recovery Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
1,208,891
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS....................     vii     

INTRODUCTION: CLAUDE MCKAY—LYRIC POETRY IN THE AGE OF CATACLYSM William
J. Maxwell....................     xi     

Jamaican Periodical Poetry, 1911–12....................     1     

Songs of Jamaica (1912)....................     19     

Constab Ballads (1912)....................     86     

Early English and American Poetry, 1916–22....................     130     

Harlem Shadows (1922)....................     152     

"The Clinic," circa 1923....................     197     

"The Years Between," 1925–34....................     208     

"Cities," circa 1934....................     223     

"The Cycle," circa 1943....................     241     

Final Catholic Poetry, 1945–47....................     270     

NOTES TO THE POEMS....................     281     

WORKS CITED IN NOTES TO THE POEMS....................     393     

INDEX OF FIRST LINES....................     395     

INDEX OF TITLES....................     401     


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