The Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunb

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Kessinger Publishing, May 1, 2006 - Literary Collections - 432 pages
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An American author whose reputation rests upon his verse and short stories written in African American dialect, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was among the first African American writers to become self-supporting as a writer and to attain national prominence. This book contains his complete poetical works, his best short stories, numerous anecdotes and a complete biography of Dunbar by Lida Keck Wiggins, plus an introduction by William Dean Howells.

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Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1872, PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR was one of the first African American poets to gain national recognition, completing six volumes before his death at age thirty-three. He also published numerous short stories and four novels, including "The Sport of the Gods.

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