Illustrated With Photos By The Hampton Institute Camera Club
WHEN MALINDY SINGS
By Paul Laurence Dunbar, decorations by Margaret Armstrong
First edition of this collection including one of Dunbar's most popular poems, the title poem, a tribute to his mother – in a pictorial cloth binding designed by Margaret Armstrong.
WHEN MALINDY SINGS
As Joanne M. Braxton notes, "Dunbar's dialect poetry is rich in drama, irony, understatement, hyperbole, and caricature. The dual voice of Dunbar's poems is a natural result of the double vision that Dunbar inherited as a black and an American and that threatened to tear him apart. His creation of a double voice in his poetry allowed him to speak to two distinct audiences at once."
Read more: Braxton, editor, The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar; Blanck, Bibliography of American Literature (BAL), 4948.
New York: Dodd Mead, 1903. 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original brown pictorial cloth stamped in cream, red, green, and gilt with design by Margaret Armstrong. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Illustrated with photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club and ornamental borders by Armstrong, printed in light blue. 144 pages. Only lightest bumping to spine ends and corners. Hinges firm.
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