Harlem Gallery and Other Poems of Melvin B. Tolson

Harlem Gallery and Other Poems of Melvin B. Tolson

by Raymond Nelson, Rita Dove
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813918650

ISBN-13: 9780813918655

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: University of Virginia

Featured in the film "The Great Debaters," Melvin B. Tolson was not only a debate coach but one of black America's most important modernist voices. This first complete collection of his poetic work, brilliantly annotated by Raymond Nelson, gives Tolson his proper place in American poetry.  See more details below

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Featured in the film "The Great Debaters," Melvin B. Tolson was not only a debate coach but one of black America's most important modernist voices. This first complete collection of his poetic work, brilliantly annotated by Raymond Nelson, gives Tolson his proper place in American poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813918655
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
508
Sales rank:
1,284,529
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Editorial Statement
The Mountain Climber15
Old Man Michael16
When Great Dogs Fight17
My Soul and I18
An Ex-Judge at the Bar19
Whence?21
The Town Fathers22
The Furlough23
The Man Inside25
Old Houses26
The Poet28
Esperanto30
Views32
The Unknown Soldier33
1 Allegro Moderato37
2 Lento Grave37
3 Andante Sostenuto38
4 Tempo Primo39
5 Larghetto40
6 Tempo di Marcia41
A Song for Myself45
The Shift of Gears52
The Ballad of the Rattlesnake53
A Scholar Looks at an Oak56
A Primer for Today59
The Gallows60
The Blindness of Scorn61
If You Should Lie to Me62
A Hamlet Rives Us63
The Traitor to France64
A Legend of Versailles65
The Note66
Inevitability67
The Braggart68
The Big Game Hunter69
The Dictionary of the Wolf70
Vesuvius73
The Shipwright80
The Triumph Aster81
The Bard of Addis Ababa83
Damascus Blade88
The Street Called Straight90
Babylon92
The Idols of the Tribe97
Tapestries of Time107
African China125
A Long Head to a Round Head129
The Man from Halicarnassus131
E. & O. E.134
Abraham Lincoln of Rock Spring Farm150
Do159
Re161
Mi162
Fa163
Sol164
La168
Ti169
Do178
Notes to Libretto for the Republic of Liberia189
Alpha209
Beta211
Gamma216
Delta219
Epsilon224
Zeta227
Eta233
Theta244
Iota247
Kappa254
Lambda258
Mu261
Nu267
Xi269
Omicron283
Pi288
Rho293
Sigma296
Tau301
Upsilon302
Phi323
Chi335
Psi342
Omega355
Notes and Commentary to Harlem Gallery365
The Published Works of Melvin B. Tolson471

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