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A Poem For Speculative Hipsters. The Wise And Good by Ambrose Bierce. O father, I saw at the church as I passed The populace gathered in numbers so vast That they couldn't get in; and their voices were low, And they looked as if suffering terrible wo. ''Twas the funeral, child, of a gentleman dead For whom the great heart of humanity bled.
This poem, written in March 1957, was published in Baraka’s first collection of poems, Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note (1961). Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note" Track Info.
Discussion of themes and motifs in Amiri Baraka's Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note. eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note so you can excel on your essay or test. Despite the personalizing of the context in the reference to his daughter, the poet also speaks for a generation of Americans facing an era of upheaval and doubt.
Start by marking Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I have something of a love/hate relationship with the work of Amiri Baraka, or Leroi Jones, as he was still known when he wrote this, his first volume of poetry. I'm sure that Mr. Baraka would consider me old-fashioned and reactionary because I consider this beautiful book to be his best work. To get the negative out of the way - after this book, Baraka's work became increasingly militant. In 1961 a first book of poems, Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note, was published, followed in 1963 by Blues People: Negro Music in White America-to this day one of the most influential volumes of jazz criticism, especially in regard to the then beginning Free Jazz movement. His acclaimed controversial play Dutchman premiered in 1964 and received an Obie Award the same year.
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