Langston Hughes (Hardcover)

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Publisher Sterling Pub Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9781454903284
SKU 229070462
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1454903287
Release Date 1/1/2013
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.5H x 9L x 0.5T
Author Info
Langston Hughes
Hughes was a folk poet and storyteller. Known as "the bard of Harlem," his aim was to be a voice for the feelings and concerns of black Americans in his day.
Arnold Rampersad has been the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University, in addition to having taught at Stanford, Rutgers, and Columbia universities. His first book was on a lesser-known work by Herman Melville, and he teaches American literature of all periods. Rampersad has distinguished himself as a biographer; his book on W.E.B. Du Bois and his magisterial two-volume life of Langston Hughes are cited as examples of the craft of biography. Rampersad collaborated with Arthur Ashe on his biography, DAYS OF GRACE. Rampersad wrote his highly regarded biography of Jackie Robinson with the cooperation of Robinson's widow and family. He has also edited and written introductions for a number of collections in American literature, has written numerous reviews and scholarly articles. Rampersad was the recipient of a MacArthur award, also known as "the genius grant."
Praise
"[The editors'] comments, together with the quotes from the poet himself, will encourage readers to return to the book to see how Hughes made poetry of his personal life, black oral and musical traditions, urban experience, and the speech of ordinary people."
From the Publisher
Editors Note WINNER OF THE 2007 CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR HONOR AWARD! A fresh design and appealing new cover enliven this award-winning collection in the acclaimed Poetry for Young People series. Showcasing the extraordinary Langston Hughes, it's edited by two leading poetry experts and features gallery-quality art by Benny Andrews that adds rich dimension to the words. Hughes's magnificent, powerful words still resonate today, and the anthologized poems in this splendid volume include his best-loved works: ?The Negro Speaks of Rivers?; ?My People?; ?Words Like Freedom?; ?Harlem?; and ?I, Too?--his sharp, pointed response to Walt Whitman's ?I Hear America Singing.?| |
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0048
Publisher Sterling
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