• Color (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: Countee Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Hooper
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Countee Cullen was already a prominent literary figure when he published Color, his auspicious debut collection of poetry. In deceptively simple verse, and in harmony with lyric tradition rather than rebellion against it, Cullen covered such complex terrain as race, faith, mortality, sexuality, and identity. Cullen may be less well known today than his contemporaries, but his emotional candor, creative ambition, and impudent humor retain an unforgettable spark. Cullen’s work in Color speaks to many universal themes, but it also serves, ultimately, as a deeply personal self-portrait by one of the richest and most distinguished voices of the Harlem Renaissance.

Revised edition: Previously published as Color, this edition of Color (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“A good portion of his poetry is structured in a consistent rhyming scheme that narrator Don Hooper delivers with ease at a moderate tempo. The spiritual undertones of Cullen's work mesh well with Hooper's steady pace and lyrical tone. Hooper emphasizes every word and subtly speeds up to increase the momentum of certain phrases. There is a classical performative intonation in Hooper's voice. He does not miss a beat with the rhyming verses.”AudioFile Magazine

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