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The Langston Hughes reader : [the selected writings of Langston Hughes  Cover Image Book Book

The Langston Hughes reader : [the selected writings of Langston Hughes

Summary: A compilation of writings by early twentieth-century African-American author Langston Hughes, including excerpts from novels and autobiographies, short stories, plays, poems, songs, and essays.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0807600571
  • ISBN: 9780807600573
  • Physical Description: 501 pages, 1 unnumbered page ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. Braziller, [1958]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Bibliography of the writings of Langston Hughes (page [502]).
Formatted Contents Note: Short stories : The ways of white folks (1934) ; Laughing to keep from crying (1952) ; Other stories -- Poems : The weary blues (1926) ; Montage of a dream deferred (1951) ; Other poems ; Translations -- Children's poetry : Introduction: Children and poetry ; 18 poems for children -- Song lyrics : Introduction: Songs called the blues ; Red sun blues ; Five o'clock blues ; Lonely house (from 'Street scene') ; Requiem (from 'Street scene') ; I dream a world (from 'Troubled island) -- Novels and humor : Not without laughter (1930) ; Simple speaks his mind (1950) ; Simple takes a wife (1952) ; Simple stakes a claim (1957) -- Plays : Soul gone home: a one-act play (1937) ; Simply heavenly (1957) -- Autobiography : The big sea (1940) ; I wonder as I wander (1956) -- Pageant : The glory of Negro history -- Articles and speeches : A speech at the National Assembly of Authors and Dramatists: the Negro writer's position in America ; Memories of Christmas ; My most humiliating Jim Crow experience ; Ten thousand beds ; How to be a bad writer (in ten easy lessons) ; Jazz as communication ; Sweet chariots of this world ; The fun of being black ; My America.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also issued online.
Subject: Hughes, Langston 1902-1967 Biography
Hughes, Langston 1902-1967
African Americans Juvenile literature
African Americans Juvenile fiction
African Americans Juvenile drama
African Americans Juvenile poetry
African Americans
Genre: American fiction -- African American authors.
Short stories, American -- African American authors.
American poetry -- African American authors.
American drama -- African American authors.
Short stories.
Juvenile works.
Short stories, American.

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