Author:Brown, Sterling A

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Southern Road

By: Brown, Sterling A.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt , Brace and Company: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12694

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Green, patterned cloth with rust backstrip. Much edge and corner wear along with sunning/fading on covers. Faded gilt titles on spine. Book is sqiuare and binding secure. ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 135 pages; Brown's first book. Much of the poetry is in dialect , but Brown was an urban and urbane college professor much interested in folklore, blues, jazz and the lives of rural African-Americans. His use of dialect was a conscious technique to move beyond the verse that had been forced on many earlier African-American poets and show the power inherent in black speech and languag... View more info