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The most brilliant, gut-wrenching, heart-stopping prose I have ever read can be found on page 347 of Edward P. Jones’s The Known World. Every time I read it, it takes my very breath away. It’s just one paragraph about one kiss…#writers #writing #books #fiction #novel #author #authors #words #prose #emotion

The most brilliant, gut-wrenching, heart-stopping prose I have ever read can be found on page 347 of Edward P. Jones’s The Known World. Every time I read it, it takes my very breath away. It’s just one paragraph about one kiss…#writers #writing #books #fiction #novel #author #authors #words #prose #emotion

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“Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.” ~ Arna Bontemps
Poet and novelist Arna Bontemps was born on October 13, 1902 in Alexandria, Louisiana. A prolific member of the Harlem Renaissance, Bontemps is known for his works including the novel God Sends Sunday and the anthology Great Slave Narratives.
Bontemps died of a heart attack on June 4, 1973 while working on his autobiography. He was 70.

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.” ~ Arna Bontemps


Poet and novelist Arna Bontemps was born on October 13, 1902 in Alexandria, Louisiana. A prolific member of the Harlem Renaissance, Bontemps is known for his works including the novel God Sends Sunday and the anthology Great Slave Narratives.

Bontemps died of a heart attack on June 4, 1973 while working on his autobiography. He was 70.

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Pulitzer Prize winning columnist William Raspberry was born on October 12, 1935 in Okolona, Mississippi. Raspberry began his career with the Washington Post in 1962. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1994.
Raspberry died on July 17, 2012 at the age of 76.

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist William Raspberry was born on October 12, 1935 in Okolona, Mississippi. Raspberry began his career with the Washington Post in 1962. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1994.

Raspberry died on July 17, 2012 at the age of 76.

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