The essential Gwendolyn Brooks
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New York : Library of America, [2005].
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1931082871, 9781931082877
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Amherst Jones Library - Lower LevelPOETRY BrooksAvailable
Charlemont Tyler Memorial Library - PoetryPOETRY BrooksAvailable
Longmeadow Richard Salter Storrs Library - Adult Nonfiction811.54 BROOAvailable
Lunenburg Public Library - Adult Nonfiction811.54 BROAvailable
Northampton Forbes Library - StacksYPI.B7914e 2005Available
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Published
New York : Library of America, [2005].
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xxvi, 148 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language
English
ISBN
1931082871, 9781931082877

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The classic volume by the distinguished modern poet and winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize that represents her technical mastery, her compassionate and illuminating response to a world that is both special and universal, and her warm humanity.
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""If you wanted a poem," wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, "you only had to look out of a window. There was material always, walking or running, fighting or screaming or singing." From the life of Chicago's South Side she made a forceful and passionate poetry that fused Modernist aesthetics with African-American cultural tradition, a poetry that registered the life of the streets and the upheavals of the 20th century. Starting with 'A Street in Bronzeville' (1945), her epoch-making debut volume, 'The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks' traces the full arc of her career in all its ambitious scope and unexpected stylistic shifts. "Her formal range," writes editor Elizabeth Alexander, "is most impressive, as she experiments with sonnets, ballads, spirituals, blues, full and off-rhymes. She is nothing short of a technical virtuoso." That technical virtuosity was matched by a restless curiosity about the life around her in all its explosive variety. By turns compassionate, angry, satiric, and psychologically penetrating, Gwendolyn Brooks's poetry retains its power to move and surprise."--taken from publisher web site.

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