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Author: Hughes, Langston

Brand: Vintage

Color: Multicolor

Edition: 2nd.

Number Of Pages: 208

Release Date: 06-01-2004

Details: Product Description 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. Hughes's 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.” From Booklist The latest Vintage Reader caps a generous sampling of the African American writer's poems with three sharp stories from The Ways of White Folks (1934). The selection of poems-- spanning from the career-launching "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," published in the NAACP magazine The Crisis when Hughes was 19, to his highly politicized and polemical last collection, The Panther and the Lash (1967)-- emphasizes Hughes as, first, the voice of Harlem and, later, of African American consciousness. Fortunately, the selection is seasoned with antiwar poems that know no ethnicity, such as "Comment on War" ("Let us kill off youth / For the sake of truth") and "War" ("The face of war is my face. / The face of war is your face"). As those poems' opening lines demonstrate, throughout his career Hughes' poetic style was a model of clarity achieved through simple, accurate diction. His prose was similarly styled, and that gives the heartbreaking, enraging incidents of the three stories in this book biblical power and poignancy. Ray Olson Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Review “Langston Hughes is a titanic figure in 20th-century American literature . . . a powerful interpreter of the American experience.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer From the Inside Flap 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.? From the Back Cover 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 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," "Americ

EAN: 9781400034024

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew