The messenger reader : stories, poetry, and essays from The messenger magazine / Sondra Kathryn Wilson, editor

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Subjects: American literature--African American authors
African Americans--New York (State)--New York--Literary collections
American literature--New York (State)--New York
American literature--20th century
Harlem Renaissance
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Modern Library, 2000
Series: Modern Library Harlem renaissance
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xxv, 418 p. ; 21 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgment
Introduction / Sondra Kathryn Wilson
Song / Arna Bontemps 3
Woodnote / Arna Bontemps 3
Pagan Prayer / Countee P. Cullen 4
To Miss Harriet E. Riggs / Angelina W. Grimke 5
Her Thirteen Black Soldiers / Archibald H. Grimke 6
Too Much Religion / Walter Everette Hawkins 9
The Bursting of the Chrysalis / Walter Everette Hawkins 9
Here and Hereafter / Walter Everette Hawkins 10
Love's Unchangeableness / Walter Everette Hawkins 10
The Voice of the Wilderness / Walter Everette Hawkins 10
Credo / Walter Everette Hawkins 13
Where Air of Freedom Is / Walter Everette Hawkins 14
Ruthlessville / Thomas Millard Henry 16
The Song of Psyche / Thomas Millard Henry 16
The Song / Thomas Millard Henry 17
Dreams Are the Workman's Friends / Thomas Millard Henry 17
My Motive / Thomas Millard Henry 18
Countee Cullen / Thomas Millard Henry 18
Sphinxes / Thomas Millard Henry 18
That Poison, Late Sleep / Thomas Millard Henry 19
Grant Park / Langston Hughes 21
Gods / Langston Hughes 21
Prayer for a Winter Night / Langston Hughes 21
Minnie Sings Her Blues / Langston Hughes 22
Formula / Langston Hughes 23
Poem for Youth / Langston Hughes 23
The Naughty Child / Langston Hughes 24
Desire / Langston Hughes 24
To Love / Georgia Douglas Johnson 25
Africa / Georgia Douglas Johnson 25
Your Voice Keeps Ringing Down the Day / Georgia Douglas Johnson 25
Paradox / Georgia Douglas Johnson 26
Romance / Georgia Douglas Johnson 26
Promise / Georgia Douglas Johnson 26
Toy / Georgia Douglas Johnson 27
Prejudice / Georgia Douglas Johnson 27
Crucifixion / Georgia Douglas Johnson 27
Appassionata / Georgia Douglas Johnson 28
Disenthralment / Georgia Douglas Johnson 28
Loss / Georgia Douglas Johnson 28
Karma / Georgia Douglas Johnson 29
Fiat Lux / Helene Johnson 30
Love in Midsummer / Helene Johnson 31
Variations on a Black Theme / S. Miller Johnson 32
If We Must Die / Claude McKay 36
Labor's Day / Claude McKay 36
Birds of Prey / Claude McKay 37
Query / R. Bruce Nugent 38
Up, Sons of Freedom! / William Pickens 39
Confession / Wallace Thurman 41
The Unquenchable Fire / Robert W. Bagnall 45
Silk Stockings / Anita Scott Coleman 53
The Young Glory of Him / Langston Hughes 63
Bodies in the Moonlight / Langston Hughes 70
The Little Virgin / Langston Hughes 76
The Eatonville Anthology / Zora Neale Hurston 83
Seven Years for Rachel / Theophilus Lewis 94
A Deserter from Armageddon / Theophilus Lewis 110
Brief Biography of Fletcher J. Mosely / Theophilus Lewis 128
The Bird in the Bush / Theophilus Lewis 138
The Golden Penknife / S. Miller Johnson 148
The Spring of '65 / William Moore 169
Snakes / Eric D. Walrond 198
Hannah Byde / Dorothy West 182
The Yellow Peril: A One-Act Play / George S. Schuyler 190
At the Coffee House / George S. Schuyler 201
Shoddyism Called History / William N. Colson 207
Phases of Du Bois / William N. Colson 211
The Brass Check: A Review / W. A. Domingo 216
The Book of American Negro Poetry / Floyd J. Calvin 218
Harlem Shadows / Georgia Douglas Johnson 221
Chords and Dischords / Countee Cullen 223
Certain People of Importance / Nella Larsen Imes 225
Fire in the Flint / Robert Bagnall 227
A Stranger at the Gates: A Review of Nigger Heaven / Wallace Thurman 230
A Thrush at Eve with an Atavistic Wound / Wallace Thurman 233
Black Harvest / Wallace Thurman 236
The Weary Blues / Theophilus Lewis 238
Porgy / Theo 241
All God's Chillun' Still Got Wings / Theophilus Lewis 245
Reflections of An Alleged Dramatic Critic / Theophilus Lewis 251
My Red Rag / Theophilus Lewis 256
Colored Authors and Their Contributions to the World's Literature / Irene M. Gaines 261
The Black City / Eric D. Walrond 271
Art and Propaganda / William Pickens 274
Old School of Negro "Critics" Hard on Paul Laurence Dunbar / Thomas Millard Henry 277
Propaganda in the Theatre / Willis Richardson 282
Same Old Blues / Theophilus Lewis 286
An Actor's Wanderings and Hopes / Paul Robeson 292
The Black and Tan Cabaret - America's Most Democratic Institution / Chandler Owen 294
Survey of Negro Literature, 1760-1926 / Thomas L. G. Oxley 298
Who Is the New Negro, and Why? / J. A. Rogers 308
The Failure of Negro Leadership / Chandler Owen 313
Du Bois on Revolution / Chandler Owen 317
A Voice from the Dead! / Chandler Owen 322
Black Mammies / Chandler Owen 329
Socialism the Negroes' Hope / W. A. Domingo 332
"If We Must Die" / W. A. Domingo 335
The Negro in Politics / A. Philip Randolph 338
Reply to Marcus Garvey / A. Philip Randolph 348
The West Indies: Their Political, Social, and Economic Condition / J. A. Rogers 358
Economics and Politics / George S. Schuyler 374
The Business Side of a University / Emmett J. Scott 379
The Hue and Cry about Howard University / Zora Neale Hurston 384
In the Name of Purity / Wallace Thurman 395
Quoth Brigham Young - This Is the Place / Wallace Thurman 398
Women's Most Serious Problem / Alice Dunbar-Nelson 404
Biographical Notes of Contributors / Alice Dunbar-Nelson 409
Bibliography / Alice Dunbar-Nelson 417
Added Titles: Messenger (New York, N.Y.)
Alternate Title(s): Messenger (New York, N.Y.).
Additional Authors: Wilson, Sondra K
Notes: LCCN: 99039882
ISBN: 037575539X (alk. paper)
"Modern Library paperback original"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-418)
OCLC Number: 42009349
ISBN/ISSN: 037575539X