Search Results: "Arna Bontemps"


BOOK REVIEW

ELEGY ON KINDERKLAVIER by Arna Bontemps Hemenway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"That story shows Hemenway to be a true writer, bearing witness, something the other stories had concealed."
Violent deaths stud this debut collection, which has seven stories ranging from the U.S. through Iraq and Kenya to England. Read full book review >

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BUBBER GOES TO HEAVEN by Arna Bontemps
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

From Bontemps (with Langston Hughes, The Pasteboard Bandit, 1997, etc.), a previously unpublished story with the sound and sense of a 1930s folktale. Read full book review >

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BOY OF THE BORDER by Arna Bontemps
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An afterword provides cultural and historical context for this solid, old-fashioned adventure tale. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This rediscovered gem from two giants of the Harlem Renaissance is more than just an historical curiosity. Read full book review >

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THE PASTEBOARD BANDIT by Arna Bontemps
FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"Consider this a long-lost literary relic, available at last, more for study than pleasure. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sandwiched between an introduction by Bontemps's son and a biographical and analytical afterword is a never-before-published story, innovative for its time, written in 1935 by two icons in the history of African-American literature. Read full book review >