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The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar - Paperback - 1981 - from Beerchick Books (SKU: 930274)

The Sport of the Gods

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The Sport of the Gods

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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ISBN 10
0396079458
ISBN 13
9780396079453
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Clean, unmarked interior. Spine is tight and uncreased. There is some minor shelf-wear to the cover, as well as some subtle rubbing due to a printing error. Introduction by Kenny J. Williams. Best known as a poet (Maya Angelou alluded to his poem, Sympathy, when titling I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings), Dunbar published this, his final novel, in 1902, several years before his death at 33. The book anticipates the Harlem Renaissance by telling the tale of the Hamilton family, who flees the south for New York and devolves into debauchery after their father is wrongly imprisoned by a racist justice system. 'There is no poet, black or nonblack, who measures his achievement,' Nikki Giovanni writes of Dunbar. 'Even today. He wanted to be a writer and he wrote.' 195 pp.

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The Sport of the Gods is a novel by Paul Laurence Dunbar, first published in 1902, centered around urban black life. Forced to leave the South, a family falls apart amid the harsh realities of Northern inner city life in this 1902 examination of the forces that extinguish the dreams of African Americans.

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book dealer
Beerchick Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
930274
Title
The Sport of the Gods
Author
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0396079458
ISBN 13
9780396079453
Publisher
Dodd, Mead & Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1981

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