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Messenger Reader : Stories, Poetry, and Essays from the Messenger Magazine - Sondra Kathryn Wilson

Messenger Reader

Stories, Poetry, and Essays from the Messenger Magazine

Paperback Published: 8th February 2000
ISBN: 9780375755392
Number Of Pages: 448

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The Messenger was the third most popular magazine of the Harlem Renaissance after The Crisis andOpportunity. Unlike the other two magazines, The Messenger was not tied to a civil rights organization. Labor activist A. Philip Randolph and economist Chandler Owen started the magazine in 1917 to advance the cause of socialism to the black masses. They believed that a socialist society was the only one that would be free from racism.

The socialist ideology of The Messenger "the only magazine of scientific radicalism in the world published by Negroes," was reflected in the pieces and authors published in its pages. The Messenger Reader contains poetry, stories, and essays from Paul Robeson, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman, and Dorothy West.

The Messenger Reader, will be a welcome addition to the critically acclaimed Modern Library Harlem Renaissance series.

Songp. 3
Woodnotep. 3
Pagan Prayerp. 4
To Miss Harriet E. Riggsp. 5
Her Thirteen Black Soldiersp. 6
Too Much Religionp. 9
The Bursting of the Chrysalisp. 9
Here and Hereafterp. 10
Love's Unchangeablenessp. 10
The Voice of the Wildernessp. 10
Credop. 13
Where Air of Freedom Isp. 14
Ruthlessvillep. 16
The Song of Psychep. 16
The Songp. 17
Dreams Are the Workman's Friendsp. 17
My Motivep. 18
Countee Cullenp. 18
Sphinxesp. 18
That Poison, Late Sleepp. 19
Grant Parkp. 21
Godsp. 21
Prayer for a Winter Nightp. 21
Minnie Sings Her Bluesp. 22
Formulap. 23
Poem for Youthp. 23
The Naughty Childp. 24
Desirep. 24
To Lovep. 25
Africap. 25
Your Voice Keeps Ringing Down the Dayp. 25
Paradoxp. 26
Romancep. 26
Promisep. 26
Toyp. 27
Prejudicep. 27
Crucifixionp. 27
Appassionatap. 28
Disenthralmentp. 28
Lossp. 28
Karmap. 29
Fiat Luxp. 30
Love in Midsummerp. 31
Variations on a Black Themep. 32
If We Must Diep. 36
Labor's Dayp. 36
Birds of Preyp. 37
Queryp. 38
Up, Sons of Freedom!p. 39
Confessionp. 41
The Unquenchable Firep. 45
Silk Stockingsp. 53
The Young Glory of Himp. 63
Bodies in the Moonlightp. 70
The Little Virginp. 76
The Eatonville Anthologyp. 83
Seven Years for Rachelp. 94
A Deserter from Armageddonp. 110
Brief Biography of Fletcher J. Moselyp. 128
The Bird in the Bushp. 138
The Golden Penknifep. 148
The Spring of '65p. 169
Snakesp. 198
Hannah Bydep. 182
The Yellow Peril: A One-Act Playp. 190
At the Coffee Housep. 201
Shoddyism Called Historyp. 207
Phases of Du Boisp. 211
The Brass Check: A Reviewp. 216
The Book of American Negro Poetryp. 218
Harlem Shadowsp. 221
Chords and Dischordsp. 223
Certain People of Importancep. 225
Fire in the Flintp. 227
A Stranger at the Gates: A Review of Nigger Heavenp. 230
A Thrush at Eve with an Atavistic Woundp. 233
Black Harvestp. 236
The Weary Bluesp. 238
Porgyp. 241
All God's Chillun' Still Got Wingsp. 245
Reflections of An Alleged Dramatic Criticp. 251
My Red Ragp. 256
Colored Authors and Their Contributions to the World's Literaturep. 261
The Black Cityp. 271
Art and Propagandap. 274
Old School of Negro "Critics" Hard on Paul Laurence Dunbarp. 277
Propaganda in the Theatrep. 282
Same Old Bluesp. 286
An Actor's Wanderings and Hopesp. 292
The Black and Tan Cabaret - America's Most Democratic Institutionp. 294
Survey of Negro Literature, 1760-1926p. 298
Who Is the New Negro, and Why?p. 308
The Failure of Negro Leadershipp. 313
Du Bois on Revolutionp. 317
A Voice from the Dead!p. 322
Black Mammiesp. 329
Socialism the Negroes' Hopep. 332
"If We Must Die"p. 335
The Negro in Politicsp. 338
Reply to Marcus Garveyp. 348
The West Indies: Their Political, Social, and Economic Conditionp. 358
Economics and Politicsp. 374
The Business Side of a Universityp. 379
The Hue and Cry about Howard Universityp. 384
In the Name of Purityp. 395
Quoth Brigham Young - This Is the Placep. 398
Women's Most Serious Problemp. 404
Biographical Notes of Contributorsp. 409
Bibliographyp. 417
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ISBN: 9780375755392
ISBN-10: 037575539X
Series: Modern Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 8th February 2000
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1