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The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks
1931082871
November 2005
Hardcover
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New York Times
"When Miss Brooks...writes out of her heart, out of her rich and living background, out of her very real talent, then she induces almost unbearable excitement." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Harvey Curtis Webster
"She is a very good poet, the only superlative I dare use in our time of misusage; compared...to the best of modern poets, she ranks high." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Gwendolyn Brooks
Manufactured by Chelsea House Publications
0791068153
January 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Gwendolyn Brooks lived a long, distinguished life marked by her continuous devotion to writing the poetry of her people. Later in life she became a poet of social protest, joining in the principal currents of African-American poetry in the last third of the 20th century. Studied works include "The Mother," "The Bean Eaters," "We Real Cool," "Riot," "Queen of the Blues," and "Bronzeville Woman in a Red Hat." This series is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School. History’s greatest poets are covered in one series with expert analysis by Harold Bloom and other critics. These texts offer a wealth of information on the poets and their works that are most commonly read in high schools, colleges,...


The Poetry of Black America
Arnold Adoff
0060200898
Apr 1973
Hardcover
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About the Author
Arnold Adoff has written over twenty-five books of poetry for young readers, including Slow Dance Heartbreak Blues, illustrated by William Cotton; and Street Music: City Poems, illustrated by Karen Barbour, both of which are available at your local library. He is the author of Malcolm X, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, and has also edited The Poetry of Black America. He has received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, and his trademark "shaped speech" writing style and his rhythmic poems have made him one of the most renowned children's poets of our time.Mr. Adoff and his wife, celebrated author Virginia Hamilton, live in Yellow Springs, Ohio.


Gwendolyn Brooks CD Poetry Collection
Gwendolyn Brooks
0060790776
May 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Selected Poems
Gwendolyn Brooks
0060931744
April 1999
Paperback
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New York Times
"When Miss Brooks...writes out of her heart, out of her rich and living background, out of her very real talent, then she induces almost unbearable excitement."

Harvey Curtis Webster
"She is a very good poet, the only superlative I dare use in our time of misusage; compared...to the best of modern poets, she ranks high."

See all Editorial Reviews


Poetry Speaks: Hear Great Poets Read Their Work from Tennyson to Plath
Elise Paschen (Editor)
1570717206
October 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This is the definitive anthology to date of canonical poets reading short selections of their own work. Though some of the audio here has been widely available for decades, it is certainly exciting to hear Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Eliot and Co. reading their work and to read easily along in the provided text indeed, a huge first printing of 100,000 is riding on that excitement. Former Poetry Society of America executive director Paschen and National Public Radio reporter Mosby have assembled a very high-wattage team of living poets to write short essays on the historic ones whose voices we hear. The real standouts are about the less familiar of the latter: Rita Dove on the superb modernist Melvin B. Tolson; Forrest Gander on the magisterial Laura (Riding) Jackson; Michael Palmer on San Francisco Renaissance man...


Essential Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks
0060878762
Jan 2006
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Book Description
One Great Author. One Great CD.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks reads 27 of her best poems, including "Do Not Be Afraid of No," "The Bean Eaters," "Riot," and "The Sermon on the Warpland," in a quiet, forceful manner that underscores the raw vigor of her writing, centered on the daily lives of black people in bleak cities. The recording bursts with the cutting observation and warm humor that have made Brooks one of the most celebrated poets of her time.



Selected Poems
Gwendolyn Brooks
0060882964
July 2006
Paperback
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New York Times
"When Miss Brooks...writes out of her heart, out of her rich and living background, out of her very real talent, then she induces almost unbearable excitement." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Harvey Curtis Webster
"She is a very good poet, the only superlative I dare use in our time of misusage; compared...to the best of modern poets, she ranks high." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Maud Martha: A Novel
Gwendolyn Brooks
0883780615
October 1992
Paperback
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From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen
When Maud Martha Brown is seven years old, what she likes even better than "candy buttons, and books, ..and the west sky" are dandelions: "Yellow jewels for everyday studding the patched green dress of her back yard." Maud Martha's nine-year-old sister, Helen, is heart-catchingly beautiful; Maud Martha comforts herself with knowing that what is common - like the demurely pretty dandelion with "only ordinary allurements" - is also a flower. Through pithy and poetic chapter-moments - "spring landscape: detail," "death of grandmother," "first beau," "low yellow," "everybody will be surprised" - Maud Martha grows up, gets married, and gives birth to a daughter. Maud Martha, a gentle woman with "scraps of baffled hate in her, hate with no eyes, no smile..." who knows "while people did...


Black Voices: An Anthology of African-American Literature
Abraham Chapman (Editor)
0451527828
April 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Featuring poetry, fiction, autobiography and literary criticism, this is a comprehensive and vital collection featuring the work of the major black voices of a century. An unparalleled important classic anthology with timeless appeal.


Blacks
Gwendolyn Brooks
0883781050
June 1987
Paperback
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The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry
Arnold Rampersad (Editor)
0195125630
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
If daring and argument forge identity, Stanford professor Rampersad (Life of Langston Hughes) has succeeded in "allowing black poets to create with their own words a portrait of the African-American people." Neither consonant nor cautious, the diversity of the anthology's subject matter is trumped only by its poetic range: Amiri Baraka's and Sonia Sanchez's experimentation vibrate against the classic lyrics of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks, mixing visions and trading trials. The anthology, arranged by theme rather than author or time period, simultaneously grounds and sets the reader adrift in a terrain stretching from the American South to Africa, from the contemporary back to slavery. And yet, as Eugene B. Redmond counsels in "Highflown: Love," these poems speak of "A power that cannot be seen / Heard /...


Riot
Gwendolyn Brooks
068530535X
June 1969
Paperback
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On Gwendolyn Brooks: Reliant Contemplation
Stephen Caldwell Wright (Editor)
0472088394
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This essential book collects reviews and essays on the art and career of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize. While she is best known for her poetry, Brooks's essays, fiction, and children's collections have also drawn critical acclaim and are discussed in this volume.


Gwendolyn Brooks
Christine M. Hill
0766022927
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8–These clearly written, factual biographies emphasize the integrity and determination that led to each individual's success. Each title begins with a vignette about the subject's adulthood before turning to a chronological recounting of important people, events, and accomplishments in their lives. Brooks moves beyond dates and facts to help readers understand the poet's personality, important relationships, and philosophies. All of the books include the subjects' encounters with and responses to racism, as well as the careers/talents that bolstered their confidence and resolve to succeed. Orange sidebars provide historical background on such topics as affirmative action, segregation, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Migration. Green boxes provide extrapolated or additional material. The...


Gwendolyn Brooks (MCV)
Harold Bloom
0791056562
Feb 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The poet's work is analyzed by Langston Hughes, D.H. Melhem, Maria K. Mootry, and others. This title, Gwendolyn Brooks, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Views series, examines the major works of Gwendolyn Brooks through full-length critical essays by expert literary critics. In addition, this title features a short biography on Gwendolyn Brooks, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.


Gwendolyn Brooks' Maud Martha: A Critical Edition
Jacqueline Bryant (Editor)
0883782375
November 2002
Paperback
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