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Title Negro : an anthology / collected and edited by Nancy Cunard ; edited and abridged with an introduction by Hugh Ford
Published New York : Continuum, 1996


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Description xxxii, 464 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Summary This is the abridged edition of Nancy Cunard's classic collection. First published in 1934 and mostly neglected in Cunard's own time, Negro has attained the status of a cult classic. The list of contributors - represented in poetry, prose, translations, and music - is a who's who of 20th-century arts and literature: Louis Armstrong, Samuel Beckett, Norman Douglas, Nancy Cunard herself, Theodore Dreiser, W. E. B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, William Plomer, Arthur Schomburg, William Carlos Williams, and more. In its subject and international approach, Negro was generations ahead of its time. Its exploration of black achievement and black anger takes the reader from life in America to the West Indies, South America, Europe, and Africa. Though very much of its time, Negro is also timeless in its depiction of oppressive social and political conditions as well as in its homage to myriad contributions by black artists and thinkers
Notes Previously published: New York : F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1970
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject African American arts.
African Americans -- Poetry.
African Americans.
Blacks -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Author Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965.
Ford, Hugh D., 1925-
LC no. 96023775
ISBN 0826408621 (paperback: alk. paper)