The Life of Paul Laurence Dunbar: Portrait of a Poet, 1st Edition

  • Catherine Reef
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766061566
  • ISBN-13: 9780766061569
  • DDC: 811.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Author Catherine Reef paints a rich and memorable portrait of the first African American to earn his living as a writer. Born in 1872 to former slaves, Dunbar touched the nation with poetry that portrayed the sorrows and the joys of African-American life. Dunbar's work spoke directly to the hearts of his readers, and his legacy inspired the generation of African-American poets who followed. This book is developed from Paul Laurence Dunbar: Portrait of a Poet to allow republication of the original text into ebook, paperback, and trade editions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Worthy Singer.
2: Being a Boy.
3: Dreaming All the Time.
4: Fame’s Bright Sky.
5: Pen and Voice.
6: The Caged Bird.
7: An Unknown Country.
8: No Rest.
9: Back Home.
10: Singing to the Dawn.
Works by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.