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God"s trombones; seven negro sermons in verse by James Weldon Johnson

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Published by The Viking press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Poetry

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesNegro sermons in verse.
Statementby James Weldon Johnson, drawings by Aaron Douglas, lettering by C. B. Falls.
GenrePoetry.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3519.O2625 G6 1927
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. l., 56 p.
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6702485M
LC Control Number27012269

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Sounding God's Trombones James Weldon Johnson ( -- ) is best-known as the author of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," the "Negro National Anthem" written in for Lincoln's birthday. Johnson had extraordinary gifts as a poet. His celebration of the African-American preacher in "God's Trombones", published in , is a masterpiece of American poetry/5.   Apple Books Preview. God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Unabridged) James Weldon Johnson. , 1 Rating; $; Listen $; Listen Publisher Description. Introduced by Maya Angelou, the inspiring sermon-poems of James Weldon Johnson 5/5(1).   Johnson was inspired to write "God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse " after hearing a stirring African-American preacher in Kansas City in Johnson wrote seven free-verse poems on biblical themes to capture the rhythm, content, language and religious commitment of the African-American preacher.5/5(5). Buy God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse First Edition by Johnson, James Weldon, Aaron Douglas (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(56).

God’s Trombones, in full God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, volume of poetry by James Weldon Johnson, published in The work represents what the author called an “art-governed expression” of the traditional black preaching style. The constituent poems are an introductory prayer, “Listen, Lord—A Prayer,” and seven verse sermons entitled “The Creation,” “The Cited by:   The seven Poems are based on the sermons of the old-time Negro preachers and it bears reading and re-reading many times. I personally enjoy having it as a bedside book for sleepless nights. I recommend, too, his "Complete Poems", also published by Penguin. But get "God's Trombones" first, as a taster of this remarkable author/5(57). Order our God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse Study Guide James Weldon Johnson This Study Guide consists of approximately 25 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of God's Trombones. Johnson was a great pioneer in race relations in the USA, but "God's Trombones" is not a book about race - it's a book about the Black preachers Johnson heard in his youth and his homage to them. By narrowing the book into the genre of "Black literature" it takes away its significance as simply a great piece of American literature. /5.

God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Penguin Classics) Shipping Your package will be safely taken care of & posted from England by means of Priority Airmail, which is air freighted to your nearest Australia Post Distribution Center (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Perth), from where they are delivered to your address by Australia Post. God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse Summary Lordappears in Various Sermons. In these various sermons, the Lord is referred to by several different titles. For instance, He is called the Lord, Lord God, God, Jesus, Mary's Baby, and the Lamb. According to the New Testament, Jesus was born on earth as a baby. Get this from a library! God's trombones: seven negro sermons in verse. [James Weldon Johnson; Aaron Douglas; C B Falls] -- Seven sermons in verse inspired by memories of sermons by black preachers heard by Mr. Johnson in childhood.   God’s Trombones, in full God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, a volume of poetry by James Weldon Johnson, published in .