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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
Evelyn Louise Crawford, a retired arts administrator and consultant, andMaryLouise Patterson, a pediatrician in clinical practice, are the daughters of Langston Hughes s cherished friends Evelyn Graves Crawford, Matt N. Crawford, Louise Thompson Patterson, and William L. Patterson. Hughes was a frequent guest in the homes of the two families and was like an uncle to both girls.