New PDF release: A Bio-Bibliography of Countee P. Cullen, 1903-1946

By Margaret Perry

ISBN-10: 0837133254

ISBN-13: 9780837133256

An extended essay on ''The guy and His Poetry'' plus broad bibliography of Cullen's significant writings, writings approximately Cullen, together with newspaper references, and poetry anthologies within which Cullen's paintings seemed.

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For Cullen, then, the racial problem was always there, even when one was thinking of odes by Keats, and he was impelled—in spite of everything I can do10—to write about this subject. This was the cause of much weakness in his writing, as well as some strength; for there are poems about race which have an emotional intensity that most of his white peers could not have matched. In reading the poetry of Countee Cullen, one is often thrust back into the mid-nineteenth-century atmosphere with its romantic outbursts about love and death and nature; and his poetic vocabulary is often reminiscent of Keats 28 THE POETRY OF CULLEN and Tennyson.

21 N o matter how he thought he was suffering, at least he had a sense of humor! These wavering feelings of affection for three girls must have been relieved by the trip he made to Europe and the Holy Land with his father. "). 22 Marriage was a matter for the future. Two and a half months after his marriage, Cullen left 10 THE LIFE OF CULLEN for France in the company of his foster father and of his friend Harold Jackman. The young Mrs. 23 The marriage, seemingly made up of all of the right ingredients, lasted only for a year.

4. Crisis 23 (March 1922):219. 5. The Magpie 20 (November 1920) :25. 6. Irving Kahn to the author, 3 June 1969. 7. New York Times, 2 December 1923, sec. 2, p. 1. 8. Countee Cullen to Harold Jackman, 1 July 1923, Beinecke Library, Yale University. 9. Cullen to Jackman, 25 August 1923, Beinecke Library, Yale University. 10. Boston Chronicle, 30 May 1925, p. 1. 11. New York Evening World, 1 June 1925, no page number. 12. Cullen to Carl Van Vechten, 1 October 1925, Beinecke Library, Yale University.

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