Dark Symphony

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James A. Emanuel, Theodore L. Gross
Simon and Schuster, 1968 - 604 pages
This anthology includes noteworthy pieces by such esteemed African-American authors as Frederick Douglass, Charles W. Chesnutt, W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Jean Toomer, and many others.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
2
FREDERICK DOUGLASS
12
CHARLES WADDELL CHESNUTT
25
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
36
W E B DUBOIS
42
THE NEGRO AWAKENING
61
ROBERT E HAYDEN 481
63
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON
69
ERNEST J GAINES
427
xii
447
xiii
449
WILLIAM MELVIN KELLEY
454
MELVIN B TOLSON
471
ARNA BONTEMPS
477
DUDLEY RANDALL
488
GWENDOLYN BROOKS
498

CLAUDE McKAY
85
JEAN TOOMER
95
RUDOLPH FISHER
110
ERIC WALROND
124
STERLING A BROWN
137
COUNTEE CULLEN
172
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR 36
181
LANGSTON HUGHES
191
RICHARD WRIGHT
222
RALPH ELLISON
249
JAMES BALDWIN
296
INTRODUCTION
350
ALBERT MURRAY
374
PAULE MARSHALL
400
JAMES A EMANUEL
502
LEROI JONES
513
PHILIP BUTCHER
527
NATHAN A SCOTT JR
537
JULIAN MAYFIELD
555
BIBLIOGRAPHY
564
xiv
573
MELVIN B TOLSON 471
579
RUDOLPH FISHER 110
580
ERNEST J GAINES 427
591
RICHARD WRIGHT 222
599
INDEX
601
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About the author (1968)

James A. Emanuel was born in Alliance, Nebraska on June 15, 1921. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946 and spent two years as the secretary to General Benjamin O. Davis Sr., the Army's first black general. He received a bachelor's degree from Howard University in 1950, a master's degree from Northwestern in 1953, and a doctorate in English and comparative literature from Columbia. He taught at City College, starting as an English instructor in 1957 and retiring as a professor in 1983. His first book, Langston Hughes, was published in 1967. In 1968, he co-edited Dark Symphony: Negro Literature in America with Theodore L. Gross. He published several books of poetry including The Treehouse and Other Poems, Black Man Abroad, Whole Grain: Collected Poems, 1958-1989, and The Force and the Reckoning. He moved to France in the 1980's after the death of his son in part because of his frustration with racism in the United States. He died on September 28, 2013 at the age of 92.

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