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Arna Wendell Bontemps (13 Oct. 1902-4 June 1973), writer, was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, the son of Paul Bismark Bontemps, a bricklayer, and Maria Carolina Pembroke, a schoolteacher.
Friends visited Bontemps on their way to protest the trial, and a combination of his out-of-state visitors and the fact that he was ordering books by mail worried the administration of the school.
Bontemps claimed in later years that he was ordered to demonstrate his break with the world of radical politics by burning a number of books from his private library--works by James Weldon Johnson, W. Du Bois, and Frederick Douglass.
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  Arna Wendell Bontemps   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Arna Bontemps - a noted Black poet, author, anthologist, librarian - was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on October 13, 1902.
Arna, son of Paul Bismark and Marie Pembrooke Bontemps, lived in a typical turn-of-the-century, middle class, wood-frame house at the corner of Ninth and Winn Streets.
Arna Bontemps was also a teacher in a private academy in New York City.
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  Arna Bontemps (1902-1973)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bontemps is a lucid, sophisticated writer whose use of tone, irony, and symbol achieves subtle and interesting effects.
In form and style, Bontemps is deeply influenced by the folk traditions-- the spirituals, blues, and jazz.
Bontemps might be compared with Jack Conroy or Langston Hughes, writers with whom he collaborated.
college.hmco.com /english/heath/syllabuild/iguide/bontemps.html   (288 words)

  
 Arnaud Wendell Bontemps
Arnaud ("Arna") W. Bontemps was born to Paul Bismarck and Maria Carolina (Pembroke) Bontemps on October 13, 1902, in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Arna Bontemps, who said that he "had watched the Harlem Renaissance from a grandstand seat," became one of its most prolific contributors.
Arnaud Wendell Bontemps died suddenly on June 4, 1973, of a myocardial infarction and later was interred in Nashville's Greenwood Cemetery.
www.tnstate.edu /library/digital/Bontemp.htm   (777 words)

  
 Arna Wendell Bontemps Museum
Arna Bontemps - a noted Black poet, author, anthologist, librarian - was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on October 13, 1902.
Bontemps wanted a front row seat to view and participate in the stirrings of jazz, theater and literature taking place in Harlem.
His children's books are unique and his poetry and writings convey the rhythms and richness of the African American culture which was to influence a number of writers who followed him.
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 PAL: Arna Bontemps (1902-1973)
Arna Bontemps was a pioneering figure in the Afro-American literary world.
Although Bontemps might have been overshadowed by other literary figures such as Hughes, there is no denying the contribution he gave to the Afro-American literary world and culture (Jones, 15).
Arnaud Wendell Bontemps was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on October 13, 1902 to Paul Bismark and Maria Carolina Bontemps.
www.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap9/bontemps.html   (617 words)

  
 Arna Bontemps a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance
Arna Bontemps was the author of 25 books of poetry, history, biography, fiction and anthologies.
Bontemps was a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
Bontemps served as head librarian at Fisk University from 1969 to 1972.
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 Arna Bontemps a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance
Arna Bontemps was the author of 25 books of poetry, history, biography, fiction and anthologies.
Bontemps was a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
Bontemps served as head librarian at Fisk University from 1969 to 1972.
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 Arna Bontemps (1902-1973)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bontemps is a lucid, sophisticated writer whose use of tone, irony, and symbol achieves subtle and interesting effects.
In teaching Bontemps it is helpful to read his works aloud and to supply the background information that helps in interpretation.
In form and style, Bontemps is deeply influenced by the folk traditions-- the spirituals, blues, and jazz.
www.hmco.com /college/english/heath/syllabuild/iguide/bontemps.html   (288 words)

  
 Arna Bontemps Criticism
Bontemps' poems [collected in Personals] make use of several recurring themes: the alien-and-exile allusions so often found in New Negro poetry; strong racial suggestiveness and applications; religious themes and imagery subtly used; and the theme of return to a former time, a former love, or a remembered place.
In surveying the American literary scene for a half a century, [Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes] selected the Big Questions for literary discussion; they helped decide what trends to notice, what influences to count; they announced the up and coming young writers.
Arna Bontemps' first venture in fiction ["God Sends Sunday"] is to me a profound disappointment.
www.bookrags.com /criticisms/Arna_Bontemps   (701 words)

  
 Arna Bontemps: Harlem renaissance writer, librarian and family man New Crisis, The - Find Articles
The note read: "I speak for the tormented souls who are doomed to struggle through life with unusual or difficult names." Arna Bontemps was nearly 60 years old when he cited this mission for his life's story.
The Area Wendell Bontemps papers housed at Syracuse University spanning 1888 to 1997 (the collection includes early family materials and posthumous analysis and criticism of his work) are testament to a long and energetic career.
For nearly half a century, Bontemps sustained a richly versatile career combining the roles of husband and father with those of teacher, scholar, author, critic, librarian, archivist and lecturer.
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 Arna Bontemps Biography and Summary
Arna Bontemps (1902-1973) was an accomplished librarian, historian, editor, poet, critic, and novelist.
Poet, critic, playwright, novelist, historian, educator, librarian, writer of children's books, Arna Bontemps was also a voracious reader, devoted family man, pioneering Afro-American literary figure, and, above all, a champion of freedom for all people...
Arna Wendell Bontemps(October 13, 1902- June 4, 1973) was an American poet and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.
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 Arna Bontemps - Poems and Biography by AmericanPoems.com
Arna Bontemps was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, the son of Creole parents.
Tension developed between father and son when Arna refused to be apprenticed as a mason.
A year later, Bontemps began to publish his poetry in magazines such as The Crisis and Opportunity, which encouraged the work of young African American writers.
www.americanpoems.com /poets/bontemps   (314 words)

  
 PAL: Arna Bontemps (1902-1973)
Arna Bontemps was a pioneering figure in the Afro-American literary world.
Although Bontemps might have been overshadowed by other literary figures such as Hughes, there is no denying the contribution he gave to the Afro-American literary world and culture (Jones, 15).
Arnaud Wendell Bontemps was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on October 13, 1902 to Paul Bismark and Maria Carolina Bontemps.
web.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap9/bontemps.html   (617 words)

  
 Arna Wendell Bontemps (1902-1973) : Teacher Resource File
Arna Wendell Bontemps was an important writer in the Harlem Renaissance.
Arna Bontemps African American Museum and Cultural Arts Center.
From the age of three, Arna lived with his family in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
falcon.jmu.edu /~ramseyil/bontemps.htm   (493 words)

  
 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Arna Bontemps
Arna Wendell Bontemps was born on October 13, 1902, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the son of a Creole bricklayer and schoolteacher.
Bontemps grew up in California, and was sent to the San Fernando Academy boarding school with his father's instruction to not "go up there acting colored." This Bontemps later noted as a formative moment, and he would resent what he saw as an effort to make him forget his heritage.
He was appointed a librarian at Fisk University, a position he held until his retirement in 1965, followed by honorary degrees and professorships at the University of Illinois and Yale University, and a return to Fisk as a writer in residence.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/128   (606 words)

  
 [Author] Arna Bontemps 1902-1973
Bontemps’ father, Paul Bismarck Bontemps, was a brick mason, and wanted his son to follow in his footsteps.
When “Arna” Bontemps expressed a desire to go into a different field, the relationship between he and his father became strained.
Bontemps wanted to further his education-his goal was obtaining a doctorate in English.
www.afrigeneas.com /forum-books/index.cgi?noframes;read=776   (773 words)

  
 Arna Bontemps - Encyclopedia.com
The Lonesome Boy theme as emblem for Arna Bontemps's children's literature.
Voodoo fascism: fascist ideology in Arna Bontemps's Drums at Dusk.(Critical Essay)
Arna Bontemps: Father Of The Late Joan Bontemps Williams
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 Fiction: Arna Bontemps
This site for teachers includes lesson plans, a biography of Bontemps, a comprehensive bibliography, and links to other useful sites including the Arna Bontemps African American Museum and Cultural Arts Center.
Arna Bontemps (1902-1973) was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, the son of Creole parents.
That year Bontemps moved to Huntsville, Alabama, to teach at Oakwood Junior College.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/fiction/bontemps.htm   (383 words)

  
 African American Registry: A poet of free verse, Arna Bontemps.
*Arna W. Bontemps was born on this date in 1902.
Bontemps authored 25 books and worked closely with Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay.
Bontemps wrote a number of books for children and was a librarian at Fisk University for many years.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/512/A_poet_of_free_verse_Arna_Bontemps   (168 words)

  
 TomFolio.com: by Arna BONTEMPS
BONTEMPS, Arna Chariot in the Sky: A Story of the Jubilee Singers Publisher: Philadelphia: Winston, (1951).
BONTEMPS, Arna and Langston Hughes Popo and Fifina, Children of Haiti Publisher: New York: Macmillan, 1946.
Bontemps, Arna Chariot in the Sky Oxford 1st ed 2002 hardcover in dust jacket cond vg/vg; fiction re Jubilee Singers
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 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL
Arna Wendell Bontemps (October 13, 1902 - June 4, 1973) was an American poet and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.
He was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, in a house at 1327 Third Street that has been recently restored and is now the Bontemps African America Museum & Cultural Arts Center.
Popo and Fifina, Children of Haiti, by Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes, (New York: Macmillan, 1932)
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 AllRefer.com - Arna Bontemps (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Alexandria, La. He is best remembered as the author of the novel God Sends Sunday (1931), the basis of the play St.
Louis Woman (1946); and of Black Thunder (1936), a tragic account of the slave insurrection led by Gabriel Prosser in Richmond, Va., in 1800.
Bontemps was also an editor, anthologizer, and historian.
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 The religion of Arna Bontemps, Harlem Renaissance writer, poet
Alberta Bontemps, widow of acclaimed scholar and Harlem Renaissance writer Arna Bontemps, celebrated her 90th birthday in September and looks back on her life with great joy and understanding.
Born in 1906 and raised in Waycross, GA [Georgia] Bontemps has lived in Nashville, with a brief hiatus, for more than 50 years.
She has traveled the world and lived in many cities, and particularly recalls life in her early years growing up in the segregated South.
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 Arna Bontemps
Bontemps taught at Fisk University (1943-1965) and Yale University (1969-1972) and wrote a large number of books and plays.
Bontemps was a successful novelist, poet, historian and biographer and much of his writing was dedicated to portraying the life of African Americans.
Arna Bontemps died in Nashville, Tennessee on 4th June, 1973.
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 Arna Bontemps Biography / Profile
Arna Bontemps, at age twenty-one, accepted a teaching position in New York City at the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance.
Bontemps, whose father was a bricklayer and whose mother, a schoolteacher, instilled in him a love of books, was born in Louisiana, but, because of white threats against his family, was reared and educated in California, where he was graduated from Pacific Union College in 1923.
The Bontemps family settled in the Watts section...
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 Arna Bontemps — Infoplease.com
Bontemps was also an editor, anthologizer, and historian.
The Lonesome Boy theme as emblem for Arna Bontemps's children's literature.
History changes color: a story in three parts.(remembering African American educators Carter Woodson and Arna Bontemps on the occasion......
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 Arna Wendell Bontemps Museum in Alexandria LA : MuseumStuff.com details
Arna Wendell Bontemps Museum in Alexandria LA : MuseumStuff.com details
- The Museum is the restored childhood home of Arna Bontemps - poet, author, anthologist, and librarian - who was considered the leading authority of the Harlem Renaissance.
The period - sometimes referred to as the "New Negro" movement - is when young Black writers went to Harlem to share the Black experience through their writing.
www.museumstuff.com /rec/org_20020201_10461.html   (98 words)

  
 UsingEnglish.com (US): Arna Bontemps Products - Page 1
UsingEnglish.com (US): Arna Bontemps Products - Page 1
~ By Arna Wendell Bontemps, Charles Harold Nichols and Langston Hughes
~ By James Baldwin, Arna Bontemps, Gwendolyn Brooks, W. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Leroi Jones, Richard Wright, Malcolm X and Abraham Chapman
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 www.arnabontempsmuseum.com on 2007 August: Reviews, forums, news, maps, faqs, questions, answers, instructions - Arna ...
Title: Museums/Cultural/Ethnic/African American - Arna Bontemps African American Museum The birthplace home of Arna Wendell Bontemps, a noted Black poet, author, anthologist, and librarian.
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The birthplace home of Arna Wendell Bontemps, a noted Black poet, author, anthologist, and librarian.
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