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Recommended Readings

To learn more about the life and works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, please consult these print and online resources.


Alexander, Eleanor. Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow: The Tragic Courtship and Marriage of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Ruth Moore: a History of Love and Violence Among the African American Elite. New York: New York University Press, 2001. Print. 821.8 A375L

Brawley, Benjamin. Paul Laurence Dunbar: Poet of His People. 2012. Print.  828 D8986zb

Dunbar, Paul L. Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar: Containing His Complete Poetical Works, His Best Short Stories, Numerous Anecdotes and a Complete Biography of the Famous Poet. Hardpress Publishing, 2012. Print. 821 D899Li

Dunbar, Paul L, and Joanne M. Braxton. The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Charlottesville, Va: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1994. Print. 821 D899c

Dunbar, Paul L, and Herbert W. Martin. In His Own Voice: The Dramatic and Other Uncollected Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Athens, Ohio: Ohio Univ. Press, 2004. Print. 821.8 D899i 

Gayle, Addison. Oak and Ivy: A Biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1971. Print. D899zg 1971

Hudson, Gossie H. A Biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1999. Print. 828 D8986zh

Martin, Jay. A Singer in the Dawn: Reinterpretations of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1975. Print. 821 D899zc

Metcalf, E W. Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press, 1975. Print. 016.81 D899m