James Weldon Johnson | Criticism

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SOURCE: A Review of God's Trombones, in The Canadian Forum, Vol. VII, No. 84, September, 1927, pp. 380, 382.

In the following review, the critic calls God's Trombones "a striking achievement of… reverence."

[God's Trombones] contains what the author calls 'seven negro sermons in verse' Readers of The Century Magazine and of The American Mercury will have seen two of the poems, since 'The Judgment Day' appeared in the former, and 'Go Down, Death', in the latter periodical. Mr. Johnson will add to an already enviable reputation by this latest experiment, for such it must be called. He has taken seven of the stock themes of the old-time preachers of his race, 'The Prodigal Son', 'Noah Built the Ark', 'The Crucifixion', 'Let My People Go', 'The Judgment Day', and the two already mentioned. These he has put into verse form, with a striking achievement of impressiveness and reverence, striking only, to be...

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