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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 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.
About the Author
Langston Hughes (1902 1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and lived much of his life in Harlem, New York. As one America s most cherished chroniclers of the black experience, known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes s work was constantly groundbreaking throughout his forty-six-year career. His poetry about the ocean and the symbolism that surrounds it stems from his travels through Africa and Europe working as a seaman.