Selected Poems Of Langston Hughes

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
Publisher Vintage
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Category Poetry
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780307949400
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With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America. The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night." They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. They spanned the range from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out "wonder and pain and terror-- and the marrow of the bone of life." The poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death in 1967 and represent work from his entire career, including "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "Still Here," "Song for a Dark Girl," "Montage of a Dream Deferred," and "Refugee in America." It gives us a poet of extraordinary range, directness, and stylistic virtuosity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-10-26

With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America. The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox

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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
  • Author : Langston Hughes,Arnold Rampersad,David Ernest Roessel
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1995

Arranged chronologically, a comprehensive collection of the verse of Langston Hughes contains 860 poems, including three hundred that have never appeared in book form and commentary by Hughes's biographer.

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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1994

"The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar--. [Hughes] is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music--. This book is a glorious revelation."--Boston Globe Spanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300 of which have never before appeared in book form), this magnificent volume

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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 1999

For over 40 years, until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes captured in his poetry the lives of black people in the USA. Selected Poems is made up of Hughes' own choice of his poetry, published first in 1959. It includes all of Hughes' best known poems including 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers',

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Selected Poems
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10-07

For over forty years, until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes captured in his poetry the lives of black people in the USA. This edition is Hughes's own selection of his work, and was first published in 1959. It includes all of his best known poems including 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers',

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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975

Read online Selected Poems of Langston Hughes written by Langston Hughes, published by which was released on 1975. Download full Selected Poems of Langston Hughes Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Collected Works of Langston Hughes  The poems  1921 1940
  • Author : Langston Hughes,Dolan Hubbard,Leslie Catherine Sanders,Steven Carl Tracy,Donna Sullivan Harper,Christopher C. De Santis,Dianne Johnson,Joseph McLaren,Dellita Martin-Ogunsola
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2001

The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information

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Selected poems of Langston Huges
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974

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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through Hughes’s journey in

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The Short Stories of Langston Hughes
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 1997-08-15

The Short Stories of Langston Hughes This collection of forty-seven stories written between 1919 and 1963--the most comprehensive available--showcases Langston Hughes's literary blossoming and the development of his personal and artistic concerns. Many of the stories assembled here have long been out of print, and others never before collected. These poignant,

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Collected Poems
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-03-12

This comprehensive volume contains all Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 up to her death in 1963. The poems are drawn from the only collection Plath published while alive, The Colossus, as well as from posthumous collections Ariel, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees. The text is preceded by an introduction

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Vintage Hughes
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2004

A definitive selection of work by the African-American poet and author features "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "America," "Let America Be American Again," "Dream Variations," and "UnAmerican Investigators."

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The Weary Blues
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10

Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of The Weary Blues reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance. Beginning with the opening “Proem” (prologue poem)—“I am a Negro: / Black as the night is black, / Black like

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Not Without Laughter
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-05

Poet Langston Hughes' only novel, a coming-of-age tale that unfolds amid an African American family in rural Kansas, explores the dilemmas of life in a racially divided society.

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Poems
  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 1999

Presents nearly two hundred of the author's poems, including works celebrating African American music and life, denunciations of Jim Crow and racism, and verses about Africa and the Spanish Civil War.

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