By: Brown, Sterling A.
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...