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In His Own Voice: The Dramatic and Other Uncollected Works

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This collection features Dunbar's (1872-1906) previously unpublished dramatic works, short stories, essays, and poems—approximately 75 works in six genres. The dramatic works include plays, musicals, and musical lyrics and fragments. The essays discuss Dickens and Thackeray, England from the Black perspective, black life and society in Washington, higher education, plagiarism, the literary portrayal of black people, and Booker T. Washington. A chronology is included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ...
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Overview

This collection features Dunbar's (1872-1906) previously unpublished dramatic works, short stories, essays, and poems—approximately 75 works in six genres. The dramatic works include plays, musicals, and musical lyrics and fragments. The essays discuss Dickens and Thackeray, England from the Black perspective, black life and society in Washington, higher education, plagiarism, the literary portrayal of black people, and Booker T. Washington. A chronology is included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821414224
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
General Introduction
A Brief Dunbar Chronology
Herrick 17
The Gambler's Wife 84
The Island of Tanawana 97
Uncle Eph's Christmas 115
Jes Lak White Fo'ks 133
Dream Lovers 145
Evah Dahkey Is a King 155
Good Evenin' 157
On Emancipation Day 158
Returned: Empty and So Silent Now the Old Cabin Stands 159
The Hottest Coon in Dixie 160
Who Dat Say Chicken in dis Crowd 161
Dickens and Thackeray 169
December 13, 1890 171
Of Negro Journals 172
England as Seen by a Black Man 176
Our New Madness 181
Negro Music 183
The Tuskegee Meeting 186
Negro Life in Washington 188
Higher Education 193
Negro Society in Washington 195
Dunbar Did Not Plagiarize 202
The Leader of His Race 203
Negro in Literature 205
Booker T. Washington 208
Sunshine at Jackson Park 209
Ole Conju'in Joe 219
His Bride of the Tomb 224
The Tenderfoot 228
Little Billy 233
Jimmy Weedon's Contretempts 238
The Emancipation of Evalina Jones 243
A Prophesy of Fate 250
Sold - A C. H. S. Episode 265
Happy! Happy! Happy! 266
Oh, No 267
Lullaby (I) 268
A Rondeau 268
The Farm House by the River 269
Rondeau for a Lawyer 270
To Leila Ruth 271
We Crown Her Queen 272
The Song of the Gatherer 274
To a Golden Girl 275
The Lonely Hunter 276
Dreams Only Dreams 277
The Dreamer 277
Remembered 277
Keeping in Touch 278
Triolets 280
The Valse 281
After the Struggle 282
Noddin' by de Fire 283
Darkie's Rainy Day 284
Ode 286
John Hay 287
Kindness 288
A Toast to Dayton 288
(For The Palladium) 289
New York 290
Kitty 291
A Girl 292
Rocking in the Old Canoe 293
Tim 294
The Making Up 295
Our Hopes and Home 296
The Drowsy God 297
Incantation/Invocation 298
A Letter 299
A Lament 300
To Miss Mamie Emerson 301
A Brown Hair 302
Lullaby (II) 303
I Been Kissin' Yo' Picture 304
Bibliography 307
Index of Titles 313
Index to the First Lines of Poems 315
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