In The Vintage Book of African American Poetry, editors Michael S. Harper and Anthony Walton present the definitive collection of black verse in the United States--200 years of vision, struggle, power, beauty, and triumph from 52 outstanding poets. From the neoclassical stylings of slave-born Phillis Wheatley to the wistful lyricism of Paul Lawrence Dunbar . . . the rigorous wisdom of Gwendolyn Brooks...the chiseled modernism of Robert Hayden...the extraordinary prosody of Sterling A. Brown...the breathtaking, expansive narratives of Rita Dove...the plaintive rhapsodies of an imprisoned Elderidge Knight . . . The postmodern artistry of Yusef Komunyaka. Here, too, is a landmark exploration of lesser-known artists whose efforts birthed the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movements--and changed forever our national literature and the course of America itself. Meticulously researched, thoughtfully structured, The Vintage Book of African-American Poetry is a collection of inestimable value to students, educators, and all those interested in the ever-evolving tradition that is American poetry.
An anthology of poetry and fiction by American women canvasses 350 years of writing to include the works of Puritan-era through contemporary authors. Edited by the author of A Jury of Her Peers. Original.
Between the end of the 19th century and the present day, roughly 2,000 postcards were produced depicting scenes and landmarks in the city of Shreveport and the surrounding area. Most of these were made and distributed during the golden age of postcards, from approximately 1905 through the 1920s. In all, more than half of Shreveport's 170-year history is represented on postcards. Ranging from advertising and promotional cards to scenic views and fold-out souvenirs, the cards showcased the community's growth and development.
In the late 1970s, scratch and sniff stickers were used by teachers to reward their students for a job well done. By the early '80s, thousands of different styles had been produced. These stickers became so popular that children of all ages made collecting and trading them their favorite hobby. With '80s nostalgia becoming more and more popular today, many people are rediscovering these stickers and collecting them again. This guide is the ultimate resource for vintage scratch and sniff sticker collectors. Features include: Extensive company backgrounds for more than 40 sticker manufacturers; detailed checklists and price information; over 1400 photos of individual stickers and sheets to help you quickly and easily identify stickers by both manufacturer and scent name; licensed character, advertising, and foreign stickers; collecting tips, resources, and more! Relive your childhood while organizing and rebuilding your childhood sticker empire!
A remarkable assortment of short fiction from Central and South America features "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" by Gabriel Garcfa Mßrquez, Jorge Luis Borges's "The Aleph," and other works by such distinguished authors as Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortßzar, and Clarice Lispector. Original. 17,500 first printing.
Presented here are four unique ways to go back in time and add charm to the holidays: Victorian Vintage, Shabby Chic, Country Style, and Personal Vintage. For each style, you’ll find enticing projects, decorating ideas, and pictures to inspire creativity and evoke nostalgia. Craft traditional cardboard villages, give new ornaments an antique finish, and create other glorious designs.
Explains how to transform ordinary pieces of furniture or flea-market finds into instant heirlooms through an array of painting techniques that embellish items with floral wreaths, scrolls, cartouches, and other vintage-style designs, in an inspirational volume that includes full-color photographs, worksheets, patterns, and projects including a topiary armoire, panel of roses trunk, and oval cameo desk. Original.