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“Langston Hughes is a titanic figure in 20th-century American literature . . . a powerful interpreter of the American experience.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
Arguably 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 Hughesincludes 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 collectionThe Ways of White Folks: “Cora Unashamed,” “Home,” and “The Blues I’m Playing.”
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Vintage Hughes is great. Langston himself lends so much to history through his writings. I think I live and breath him. I have read and reread this book.
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I have read Langston Hughes work in school, at the time I didn't appreciate poetry or that type of writing. Now, as my artistic side begun to shine. I find myself geared toward poetry. Now, I truly appreciate his work. And own a few of his work of art.
From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
the negro mother
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