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- DescriptionIn this brilliant vel, Paul Laurence Dunbar presents a grim, ironic look at the urban black experience. The story of a displaced Southern family's struggle to survive and prosper in Harlem, The Sport of the Gods was one of the first vels to depict the harsh realities of ghetto life.
- Author BiographyPaul Laurence Dunbar (1872 1906) overcame racism and poverty to become one of the best-known authors in America, and the first African American to earn a living from his poetry, fiction, drama, journalism, and lectures. This original collection includes the short novel The Sport of the Gods, Dunbar s essential essays and short stories, and his finest poems, such as Sympathy, all which explore crucial social, political, and humanistic issues at the dawn of the twentieth century. Shelley Fisher Fishkin is a professor of English and the director of American studies at Stanford University. An award-winning author, she is past president of the American Studies Association. David Bradley is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon, and the author of South Street and The Chaneysville Incident, for which he received the 1982 PEN/ Faulkner Award.
- Author(s)Paul Laurence Dunbar
- PublisherSignet Classics
- Date of Publication01/02/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleSignet Classics
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSignet Classics
- Weight118 g
- Width107 mm
- Height175 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Introduction byWilliam L Andrews
- Format DetailsMass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound
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