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- DescriptionThe poems in this volume were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death in 1967 and encompass work from his entire career. His poetry launched a revolution among black writers in America.
- Author BiographyLangston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902. After graduation from high school, he spent a year in Mexico with his father, then a year studying at Columbia University. His first poem in a nationally known magazine was The Negro Speaks of Rivers, which appeared in Crisis in 1921. In 1925, he was awarded the First Prize for Poetry of the magazine <b>Opportunity</b>, the winning poem being The Weary Blues, which gave its title to his first book of poems, published in 1926. As a result of his poetry, Mr. Hughes received a scholarship at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he won his B.A. in 1929. In 1943, he was awarded an honorary Litt.D. by his alma mater; he has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1935), a Rosenwald Fellowship (1940), and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant (1947). From 1926 until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes devoted his time to writing and lecturing. He wrote poetry, short stories, autobiography, song lyrics, essays, humor, and plays. A cross section of his work was published in 1958 as <b>The Langston Hughes Reader</b>.
- Author(s)Langston Hughes
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication01/11/1990
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Series TitleVintage classics
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVintage Books
- Weight299 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edition StatementVintage Classics ed
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