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Primary Works

To Make a Poet Black, 1939; No Day of Triumph, 1942; Stranger and Alone, 1950; They Came in Chains, 1951; On Being Negro in America, 1951; The Lonesome Road, 1958.

On being Negro in America. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. E185.61 .R3

Stranger and alone, a novel. NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1950. PS3535 E2233x S78

The lonesome road; the story of the Negro's part in America. NY: Doubleday, 1958. E185.61 .R298

On being Negro in America. NY: Bantam Books, 1964. E185.61 .R3

To make a poet black. College Park, Md.: McGrath Pub. Co., 1968, (1939). PS153.N5 R4

Cavalcade; Negro American writing from 1760 to the present. Edited by Arthur P. Davis and Saunders Redding. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. PS508 .N3 D27

They came in chains; Americans from Africa. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1973. E185 .R4

"Cellini-Like Lyrics." On Gwendolyn Brooks: Reliant Contemplation. Ed. Caldwell Wright. Ann Arbor, MI: U of Michigan P, 1996. 6-7.

"Afro-American Culture and the Black Aesthetic: Notes toward a Re-Evaluation." Reading Black: Essays in the Criticism of African, Caribbean, and Black American Literature. Ed. Houston A. Baker. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Africana Studies & Research Center, 1976. 41-47.

"The Negro Writer-Shadow and Substance." Remembering the Harlem Renaissance. Ed. Cary D. Wintz. NY: Garland, 1996. 161-63.

"American Negro Literature." Within the Circle: An Anthology of African American Literary Criticism from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present. Ed. Angelyn Mitchell. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1994. 107-16.

"The Negro Author: His Publisher, His Public and His Purse." Remembering the Harlem Renaissance. Ed. Cary D. Wintz. NY: Garland, 1996. 414-18.

"James Weldon Johnson and the Pastoral Tradition." Mississippi Quarterly 28 (1975): 417-21.

"Out from Second Avenue." Africa Today 18.4 (1971): 78-79.

"The Negro Writer and American Literature." Anger and Beyond: The Negro Writer in the United States. Ed. Herbert Hill. NY: Harper & Row, 1966. 1-19.

"Portrait against Background." A Singer in the Dawn: Reinterpretations of Paul Laurence Dunbar. ed. Jay Martin. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1975. 39-44.

"Interview with Gloria Oden." WEID 51 (1978): 7-42.

"Modern African Literature." College Language Association Journal 7 (1964): 191-201.

"Since Richard Wright." African Forum 1.4 (1966): 21-31.

"The Problems of the Negro Writer." Massachusetts Review 6 (1964): 57-70.

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Berry, Faith. ed. A Scholar's Conscience: Selected Writings of J. Saunders Redding, 1942-1977. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1992.

Brown, Stephanie. The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2011.

Davis, Arthur P., Saunders Redding, and Joyce-Ann Joyce. eds. The New Cavalcade: African American Writing from 1760 to the Present, Volume II. Washington: Howard UP, 1992.

Jackson, Lawrence P. The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2010.

Lackey, Michael. African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2007.

Ravi, Geetha. "J. Saunders Redding (1906-1988).' in Nelson, Emmanuel S. ed. African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 7: J. Saunders Redding." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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