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The best of Simple

Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, [1961]
Series: American century series.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Langston Hughes
ISBN: 9780374521332 0374521336
OCLC Number: 254361
Notes: A selection of the author's favorite stories chosen from three of his books: "Simple Speaks his Mind," "Simple Takes a Wife," and "Simple Stakes a Claim."
Description: 245 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword : Who is Simple? --
Feet live their own life --
Landladies --
Simple prays a prayer --
Conversation on the corner --
Simple on Indian blood --
A toast to Harlem --
Simple and his sins --
Temptation --
Wooing the muse --
Vacation --
Letting off steam --
Jealousy --
Banquet in honor --
A veteran falls --
High bed --
Final fear --
There ought to be a law --
Income tax --
No alternative --
Springtime --
Last whipping --
Seeing double --
Simple on military integration --
Blue evening --
A letter from Baltimore --
Seven rings --
What can a man say? --
Empty room --
Picture for her dresser --
Cocktail sip --
Apple strudel --
Bop --
Formals and funerals --
Fancy free --
Midsummer madness --
Morals is her middle name --
They come and they go --
A million : and one --
Two loving arms --
Kick for punt --
Subway to Jamaica --
No tea for the fever --
Boys, birds, and bees --
On the warpath --
A hearty amen --
Must have a seal --
Shadow of the blues --
Once in a wife-time --
Present for Joyce --
Christmas song --
Tied in a bow --
Sometimes I wonder --
Four rings --
Simply love --
Bang-up big end --
Duty is not snooty --
Bones, bombs, chicken necks --
A dog named Trilby --
Enter Cousin Minnie --
Radioactive red caps --
Two sides not enough --
Puerto Ricans --
Minnie again --
Vicious circle --
Again Cousin Minnie --
Name in print --
Minnie one more time --
An auto-obituary --
Jazz, jive, and jam.
Series Title: American century series.
Responsibility: illustrated by Bernhard Nast.

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