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Life of Langston Hughes, 1941-1967 I Dream a World

ISBN-10: 0195146433

ISBN-13: 9780195146431

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Arnold Rampersad

List price: $34.99
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February 1, 2002 marks the 100th birthday of Langston Hughes. To commemorate the centennial of his birth, Arnold Rampersad has contributed new Afterwords to both volumes of his highly-praised biography of this most extraordinary and prolific American writer. The second volume in this masterful biography finds Hughes rooting himself in Harlem, receiving stimulation from his rich cultural surroundings. Here he rethought his view of art and radicalism, and cultivated relationships with younger, more militant writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Bakara. Rampersad's Afterword to volume two looks further into his influence and how it expanded beyond the literary as a result of his love of jazz and blues, his opera and musical theater collaborations, and his participation in radio and television. In addition, Rempersad explores the controversial matter of Hughes's sexuality and the possibility that, despite a lack of clear evidence, Hughes was homosexual. Exhaustively researched in archival collections throughout the country, especially in the Langston Hughes papers at Yale University's Beinecke Library, and featuring fifty illustrations per volume, this anniversary edition will offer a new generation of readers entrance to the life and mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest artists.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 9.10" wide x 6.10" long x 1.60" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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On Solid Ground (1948 to 1950)
In Warm Manure (1951 to 1953)
Out from Under (1953 to 1956)
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