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The best short stories by Negro writers : an anthology from 1899 to the present

Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Company, ©1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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A collection of 47 stories, 14 of which are published for the first time in this volume. Among the authors represented are Charles W. Chesnutt; Paul Laurence Dunbar; Zora Neale Hurston; Richard Wright; Willard Motley; Ralph Ellison; Frank Yerby; James Baldwin; Ronald Milner; Robert Boles; Alice Walker.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Langston Hughes
OCLC Number: 188123
Description: xvii, 508 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The sheriff's children / Charles W. Chesnutt --
The scapegoat / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Fern / Jean Toomer --
Miss Cynthie / Rudolph Fisher --
The wharf rats / Eric Walrond --
A summer tragedy / Arna Bontemps --
Thank you, m'am / Langston Hughes --
The gilded six-bits / Zora Neale Hurston --
The revolt of the evil fairies / Ted Poston --
Almos' a man / Richard Wright --
Marihuana and a pistol / Chester B. Himes --
The beach umbrella / Cyrus Colter --
The richer, the poorer / Dorothy West --
The almost white boy / Willard Motley --
Afternoon into night / Katherine Dunham --
Flying home / Ralph Ellison --
Come home early, chile / Owen Dodson --
Santa Claus is a white man / John Henrik Clark --
The stick up / John Oliver Killens --
Health card / Frank Yerby --
We're the only colored people here / Gwendolyn Brooks --
The pocketbook game / Alice Childress --
The checkerboard / Alston Anderson --
This morning, this evening, so soon / James Baldwin --
See how they run / Mary Elizabeth Vroman --
The blues begins / Sylvester Leaks --
Son in the afternoon / John A. Williams --
Singing Dinah's song / Frank London Brown --
Duel with the clock / Junius Edwards --
Barbados / Paule Marshall --
The day the world almost came to an end / Pearl Crayton --
An interesting social study / Kristin Hunter --
A new day / Charles Wright --
Quietus / Charlie Russell --
Mother to son / Conrad Kent Rivers --
A long day in November / Ernest J. Gaines --
Miss Luhester gives a party / Ronald Fair --
The death of Tommy Grimes / R.J. Meaddough III --
Old blues singers never die / Clifford Vincent Johnson --
The only man on Liberty Street / William Melvin Kelley --
Beautiful light and black our dreams / Woodie King, Jr. --
Red bonnet / Lindsay Patterson --
The burglar / Lebert Bethune --
Junkie-Joe had some money / Ronald Milner --
Direct action / Mike Thelwell --
The engagement party / Robert Boles --
To hell with dying / Alice Walker.
Other Titles: Sheriff's children.
Scapegoat.
Wharf rats.
Summer tragedy.
Gilded six-bits.
Revolt of the evil fairies.
Beach umbrella.
Richer, the poorer.
Almost white boy.
Stick up.
Pocketbook game.
Checkerboard.
Blues begins.
Day the world almost came to an end.
Interesting social study.
New day.
Long day in November.
Death of Tommy Grimes.
Only man on Liberty Street.
Burglar.
Engagement party.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Langston Hughes.

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A collection of 47 stories, 14 of which are published for the first time in this volume. Among the authors represented are Charles W. Chesnutt; Paul Laurence Dunbar; Zora Neale Hurston; Richard Wright; Willard Motley; Ralph Ellison; Frank Yerby; James Baldwin; Ronald Milner; Robert Boles; Alice Walker.

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