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The Resource And bid him sing : a biography of Countée Cullen, Charles Molesworth

And bid him sing : a biography of Countée Cullen, Charles Molesworth

Label
And bid him sing : a biography of Countée Cullen
Title
And bid him sing
Title remainder
a biography of Countée Cullen
Statement of responsibility
Charles Molesworth
Title variation
Countée Cullen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While competing with Langston Hughes for the title of 'Poet Laureate of Harlem, ' Countée Cullen (1903{8211}46) crafted poems that became touchstones for American readers, both black and white. Inspired by classic themes and working within traditional forms, Cullen shaped his poetry to address universal questions like love, death, longing, and loss while also dealing with the issues of race and idealism that permeated the national conversation. Drawing on the poet{8217}s unpublished correspondence with contemporaries and friends like Hughes, Claude McKay, Carl Van Vechten, Dorothy West, Charles S. Johnson and Alain Locke, and presenting a unique interpretation of his poetic gifts, And Bid Him Sing is the first full-length critical biography of this famous American writer. Despite his untimely death at the age of forty-two, Cullen left behind an extensive body of work. In addition to five books of poetry, he authored two much-loved children{8217}s books and translated Euripides{8217} Medea, the first translation by an African American of a Greek tragedy. In these pages, Charles Molesworth explores the many ways that race, religion, and Cullen{8217}s sexuality informed the work of one of the unquestioned stars of the Harlem Renaissance. An authoritative work of biography that brings to life one of the chief voices of his generation, And Bid Him Sing returns to us one of America{8217}s finest lyric poets in all of his complexity and musicality."--From the dust-jacket front flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Molesworth, Charles
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS3505.U287
  • PS3505.U287
LC item number
  • Z75 2012
  • Z75 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cullen, Countee
  • African American poets
  • Harlem Renaissance
Label
And bid him sing : a biography of Countée Cullen, Charles Molesworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Persons and places, 1903-1922 -- Higher education, 1922-1925 -- The Renaissance and its issues, 1926-1927 -- Europe and the widening circle, 1928-1930 -- Remakings, 1930-1935 -- Codas and finales, 1936-1946
Control code
sky245241259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 288 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226533643
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011050825
Other physical details
ill.
Label
And bid him sing : a biography of Countée Cullen, Charles Molesworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Persons and places, 1903-1922 -- Higher education, 1922-1925 -- The Renaissance and its issues, 1926-1927 -- Europe and the widening circle, 1928-1930 -- Remakings, 1930-1935 -- Codas and finales, 1936-1946
Control code
sky245241259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 288 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226533643
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011050825
Other physical details
ill.

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