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ISBN-10: 080901582X

ISBN-13: 9780809015825

Edition: N/A

Authors: Langston Hughes, Akiba S. Harper

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List price: $20.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 8/31/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published. Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks disapproved of his unflattering portrayal of black life. His numerous published volumes include, "The Weary Blues," "Fine Clothes to the Jew," and "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Hughes earned several awards during his lifetime including: a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, and a Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. Langston Hughes died of heart failure on May 22, 1967.

Introduction
Remembrances
Wigs, Women, and Falsies
On Women Who Drink You Up
Better than a Pillow
Explain That to Me
Baltimore Womens
Less than a Damn
Never No More
Simply Heavenly
Staggering Figures
The Moon
Domesticated
Hairdos
Cousin Minnie Wins
Self-protection
Ladyhood
Lynn Clarisse
Riddles
Ways and Means
The Law
American Dilemma
Color of the Law
After Hours
When a Man Sees Red
Simple and the High Prices
Nickel for the Phone
Possum, Race, and Face
Everybody's Difference
Coffee Break
Intermarriage
Joyce Objects
Liberals Need a Mascot
Serious Talk about the Atom Bomb
Adventure
Brainwashed
Wigs for Freedom
Help, Mayor, Help!
Soul Food
Little Klanny
Simple's Psychosis
The Necessaries
That Word Black
Colleges and Color
Whiter than Snow
Big Round World
Roots and Trees
Pictures
Simple Arithmetic
Africa's Daughters
African Names
Harems and Robes
Nothing but Roomers
Simple Santa
Empty Houses
God's Other Side
Dog Days
Weight in Gold
Sympathy
Money and Mice
Population Explosion
Youthhood
Hail and Farewell
Sources of Stories