James Weldon Johnson and the Genteel Tradition

@article{Mller2013JamesWJ,
  title={James Weldon Johnson and the Genteel Tradition},
  author={Timo M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory},
  year={2013},
  volume={69},
  pages={102 - 85}
}
  • Timo Müller
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory
J weldon johnson’s f irst book of poetry, Fifty Years and Other Poems (1917), might be the least recognized of his contributions to African American literature. Though well received by contemporary magazines from the Literary Digest to The Crisis, it was dwarfed by the popularity of Johnson’s Book of American Negro Poetry (1922) and by the achievement of his second collection, God’s Trombones (1927). Later critics have tended either to neglect Fifty Years or to denounce it as bland and… Expand

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