Who is Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been enslaved in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar began writing stories and verse when he was a child. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper, and served as president of his high school's literary society.

Dunbar's popularity increased rapidly after his work was praised by William Dean Howells, a leading editor associated with Harper's Weekly. Dunbar became one of the first African-American writers to establish an international reputation. In addition to his poems, short stories, and novels, he also wrote the lyrics for the musical comedy In Dah...
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Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

  • Die Schuld
    Das ist die Schuld, die ich bezahle
    Nur für einen aufrührerischen Tag,
    Jahre des Bedauerns und der Trauer,
    Trauer ohne Erleichterung. ...
  • La Deuda
    Esta es la deuda que pago
    Solo por un día desenfrenado,
    Años de arrepentimiento y pena
    Dolor sin alivio. ...
  • La Dette
    C'est la dette que je paie
    Juste pour une journée mouvementée,
    Des années de regret et de chagrin,
    Chagrin sans soulagement. ...
  • La Danse
    Talon et orteil, talon et orteil,
    C'est la chanson que nous chantons;
    Tournez-vous vers votre partenaire et faites une révérence basse,
    Équilibre et avant et swing. ...
  • Der Tanz
    Ferse und Zehen, Ferse und Zehen,
    Das ist das Lied, das wir singen;
    Wenden Sie sich an Ihren Partner und knicken Sie leise,
    Balance und vorwärts und schwingen. ...
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Jameswithers3: "paul's commercial success in both the high culture of literature (poetry, fiction, and essay) and popular culture (vaudeville lyrics and theater) made him the most ambidextrous professional african american writer at the turn of the century (423-424)." "paul laurence dunbar"
Donpjenn: poet/novelist paul laurence dunbar and his mother matilda. the last three years of his life, dunbar kept writing while his mother cared for him. he died feb. 9, 1906, at age 33, and was buried in woodland cemetery in dayton, oh.
Toddniemi: october by paul laurence dunbar (1872-1906) october is the treasurer of the year, and all the months pay bounty to her store; the fields and orchards still their tribute bear, and fill her brimming coffers more and more...
Collartschicago: announcing caic's fall lieder lounge - my sister's keeper: dubar edition. the my sister's keeper project offers an exploration of african american women composers through the lens of african american women musicians. this fall, they join us to explore poet paul laurence dunbar's.
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The waters chased him as he fled
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The waters chased him as he fled,
Not daring look behind-
A billow whispered in his Ear,
“Come home with me, my friend-
My parlor is of shriven glass,
My pantry has a fish

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