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FREE PDF ↠ BOOK "Harlem Gallery" and Other Poems of Melvin B ☆ MELVIN B. TOLSON ↠ The poet Melvin B Tolson 1898 1966 was once recognized as one of black America's most important modernist voices Playful fluent and intellectually sophisticated his poems stirred up signF Liberia 1953 and Harlem Gallery 1965 as well as fugitive poems after 1944 His work has at times been controversial because of his historical intellectual subject matter and his commitment to the priorities of art rather than the imperatives of politics However a fresh reading of his challenging masterpiece Harlem Gallery a poem in 24 cantos reveals an urgent meditation on the plight of the black artist in a white society and a concern with social justice that locates Tolson in the mainstream of African American writing Such powerful themes as well as his range of tone a Melvin Tolson 1898 1966 was the real life scholar portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film The Great Debaters Tolson not only inspired the unknown African American debate team to beat national champions University of Southern California the movie changed SC to Harvard for effect but he was also Poet Laureate of Liberia and way ahead of his time in his sophisticated and fluent poetry about the black experience His poems are sometimes funny always engaging and help me understand the culture of my African American neighbors

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Nd mesmerizing imagery have won Tolson a growing number of enthusiastic admirers who place him alongside such legendary black poets as Langston Hughes Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert HaydenWhile his peers Hughes and Countee Cullen were part of the Harlem Renaissance Melvin B Tolson was not identified with any particular movement and his legacy in American literature has been elusive This book enhanced by a moving introduction by Rita Dove and useful notes by editor Raymond Nelson provides the text for a renewed appreciation of one of the great talents in AfricanAmerican poetr 81152 T654h 1999

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"Harlem Gallery" and Other Poems of Melvin B TolsonThe poet Melvin B Tolson 1898 1966 was once recognized as one of black America's most important modernist voices Playful fluent and intellectually sophisticated his poems stirred up significant praise and some lively criticism during his lifetime but have been out of print for decades and essentially left out of the literary canon With the publication of this first complete collection of his work Tolson can finally be given his proper place in American poetryThis volume brings together Tolson's three books of poetry Rendezvous with America 1944 Libretto for the Republic o Only read the Harlem Gallery section Loved it even if most of the content flew right over my head The notes included in this edition are super helpful