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God's Trombones : Seven Negro Sermons in Verse
by James Weldon Johnson and Maya Angelou and Henry Louis Gates




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Introduced by Maya Angelou, the inspiring sermon-poems of James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and one of the most revered African Americans of all time, whose life demonstrated the full spectrum of struggle and success. In God's Trombones, one of his most celebrated works, inspirational sermons of African American preachers are reimagined as poetry, reverberating with the musicality and splendid eloquence of the spirituals. This classic collection includes Listen Lord (A Prayer), The Creation, The Prodigal Son, Go Down Death (A Funeral Sermon), Noah Built the Ark, The Crucifixion, Let My People Go, and The Judgment Day.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Overview

Introduced by Maya Angelou, the inspiring sermon-poems of James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and one of the most revered African Americans of all time, whose life demonstrated the full spectrum of struggle and success. In God's Trombones, one of his most celebrated works, inspirational sermons of African American preachers are reimagined as poetry, reverberating with the musicality and splendid eloquence of the spirituals. This classic collection includes Listen Lord (A Prayer), The Creation, The Prodigal Son, Go Down Death (A Funeral Sermon), Noah Built the Ark, The Crucifixion, Let My People Go, and The Judgment Day.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780143105411
  • ISBN-10: 0143105418
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: June 2008
  • Page Count: 60
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.76 x 5.14 x 0.26 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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