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Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973

Overview
Works: 298 works in 1,018 publications in 3 languages and 42,457 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Narrative poetry  Historical fiction  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Singer, Narrator, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, win
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Most widely held works by Arna Bontemps
American Negro poetry by Arna Bontemps( Book )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review "[Bontemps's] most distinctive works are ringing affirmations of the human passion for freedom and the desire for social justice inherent in us all. Arnold Rampersad called him the conscience of his era and it could be fairly added that his tendency to fuse history and imagination represents his personal legacy to a collective memory." --Charles L. James, The Oxford Companion to African American Literature (on the life and work of Arna Bontemps, editor of American Negro Poetry)
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Black thunder by Arna Bontemps( Book )

33 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black Thunder is the true story of a slave insurrection that failed ... Garbriel is a young slave, who ... decides to avenge the murder of a fellow-slave by leading the Negroes of Richmond, Virginia, against the landowners"--Cover
The book of Negro folklore by Langston Hughes( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 1983 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive collection embracing the whole range of Negro folk expression
Great slave narratives by Arna Bontemps( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three selected narratives exemplify an interesting, sometimes little-known area of African American history and writing
100 years of Negro freedom by Arna Bontemps( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father of the blues : an autobiography by W. C Handy( Book )

53 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.C. Handy (18731958) was a sensitive child who loved nature and music; but not until he had won a reputation did his father, a preacher of stern Calvinist faith, forgive him for following the "devilish" calling of black music and theater. Here Handy tells of this and other struggles: the lot of a black musician with entertainment groups in the turn-of-the-century South; his days in minstrel shows, and then in his own band; how he made his first 100 from "Memphis Blues"; how his orchestra came to grief with the First World War; his successful career in New York as publisher and song writer; his association with the literati of the Harlem Renaissance. Handy's remarkable talepervaded with his unique personality and humorreveals not only the career of the man who brought the blues to the world's attention, but the whole scope of American music, from the days of the old popular songs of the South, through ragtime to the great era of jazz
The Harlem renaissance remembered; essays by Arna Bontemps( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1970 by Langston Hughes( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For other editions, see Author Catalog
Anger, and beyond: the Negro writer in the United States by Herbert Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyplace but here by Arna Bontemps( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the internal migration of African-Americans in the United States, beginning in the slavery days and continuing over the course of a century
Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps( Book )

35 editions published between 1948 and 1992 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Negro race, from the early tribes of Africa and empire of Ethiopia, through the practice of slavery in many areas, especially the United States, to early twentieth century achievements of American Negroes
Golden slippers, an anthology of Negro poetry for young readers by Arna Bontemps( Book )

16 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Negro poetry for young readers compiled by Arna Bontemps
The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1949 by Langston Hughes( Book )

16 editions published between 1949 and 1956 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chariot in the sky : a story of the Jubilee Singers by Arna Bontemps( Book )

22 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven black students form a singing group and tour the world in an attempt to save their college from financial ruin
Free at last : the life of Frederick Douglass by Arna Bontemps( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old South : "A summer tragedy" and other stories of the thirties by Arna Bontemps( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal essays and short stories of the South
The fast Sooner hound by Arna Bontemps( Book )

12 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chagrined that the hound Sooner continually outruns his trains, the roadmaster pits his speed against that of his fastest train, the Cannon Ball
Famous Negro athletes by Arna Bontemps( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes biographies of Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Leroy (Satchel) Paige, Willie Mays, Jesse Owens, Wilt Chamberlain, Jim Brown, and Althea Gibson
Hold fast to dreams; poems old and new selected by Arna Bontemps( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by American and English poets on such topics as trees, spring, animals, the sea, and others
 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
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American poetry : the twentieth centuryBlack thunderGreat slave narrativesFather of the blues : an autobiographyAnyplace but hereChariot in the sky : a story of the Jubilee SingersThe Harlem Renaissance
Alternative Names
Arna Bontemps Amerikaans dichter (1902-1973)

Arna Bontemps amerikansk poet, bibliotekar og skribent

Arna Bontemps amerikansk poet, bibliotekarie och författare

Arna Bontemps écrivain américain

Arna Bontemps költő, novellista az Egyesült Államokból

Arna Bontemps poeta e scrittore statunitense

Arna Bontemps US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Bontan, Āna 1902-1973

Bontemps, A. W. 1902-

Bontemps, Arna.

Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973

Bontemps, Arna Wendell

Bontemps, Arna Wendell 1902-1973

Bontemps, Arnaud "Arna" Wendell

Bontemps, Arnaud Wendell 1902-1973

Wendell Bontemps, Arna

Wendell Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973

Арна Бонтем

본템, 아나 1902-

アーナ・ボンタン

ボンタム, アーナ

ボンタン, アーナ

Languages
English (430)

German (1)

French (1)