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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679764089
ISBN-13: 9780679764083
Sku: 30119049
Publish Date: 11/1/1995
Sales Rank: 95941
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  736
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A comprehensive collection of the verse of Langston Huges contains 860 poems, including three hundred that have never appeared in book form, is arranged chronologically, and features commentary by Hughess biographer. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. *Author: Hughes, Langston/ Rampersad, Arnold (EDT) *Series Title: Vintage Classics *Publication Date: 1995/11/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.25
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This generous volume is a genuine literary milestone, the first comprehensive collection of the verse of a writer who has been called both the poet laureate of African America and our greatest popular poet since Walt Whitman. The book contains 860 poems, including all the verse that Hughes published during his lifetime, and nearly 300 that have never before appeared in book form.
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Hughes identified it as his mission as a writer "to explain and illuminate the Negro condition in America." His poetry was heavily influenced by black oral tradition, jazz, and folklore, and he continually attempted to mirror the black experience, in all its diversity, in his work.
Author Bio
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."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0736
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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