Vintage Hughes (Paperback)

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Langston Hughes' mastery of the African-American vernacular and his passionate vision of the world resonate in this generous selection of his poems, including TThe Negro Speaks of Rivers," "I, Too," "The Weary Blues," "America," "Dream Variations," "Young Sailor," "Scottsboro," "The Heart of Harlem," and "Freedom Train"; and three stories from "The Ways of White Folks."

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781400034024
SKU 33977776
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1400034027
Release Date 1/1/2004
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L 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.
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Editors Note Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.“Langston Hughes is a titanic figure in 20th-century American literature . . . a powerful interpreter of the American experience.” —The Philadelphia InquirerArguably the most important writer to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and ‘30s, Langston Hughes was a great poet and a shrewd and lively storyteller. His work blends elements of blues and jazz, speech and song, into a triumphant and wholly original idiom.Vintage Hughes includes the poems “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” “I, Too,” “The Weary Blues,” “America,” “Let America Be America Again,” “Dream Variations,” “Young Sailor,” “Afro-American Fragment,” “Scottsboro,” “The Negro Mother,” “Good Morning Revolution,” “I Dream a World,” “The Heart of Harlem,” “Freedom Train,” “Song for Billie Holliday,” “Nightmare Boogie,” “Africa,” “Black Panther,” “Birmingham Sunday,” and “UnAmerican Investigators”; and three stories from the collection The Ways of White Folks: “Cora Unashamed,” “Home,” and “The Blues I’m Playing.”
Editors Note 1 A definitive selection of work by the critically acclaimed African-American poet and author features "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "America," "Let America Be American Again," "Dream Variations," "Young Sailor," "Freedom Train," and "UnAmerican Investigators," as well as three stories from The Ways of White Folks. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0208
Publisher Vintage Books

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