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The collected poems of Langston Hughes

Author: Langston Hughes; Arnold Rampersad; David E Roessel
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Here, for the first time, is a complete collection of Langston Hughes's poetry - 860 poems that sound the heartbeat of black life in America during five turbulent decades, from the 1920s through the 1960s. The editors, Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, have aimed to recover all of the poems that Hughes published in his lifetime - in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals, and in his books of verse. They  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Collected poems of Langston Hughes.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1994
(OCoLC)621803725
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Langston Hughes; Arnold Rampersad; David E Roessel
ISBN: 0679426310 9780679426318
OCLC Number: 30110330
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 708 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A chronology of the life of Langston Hughes --
The poems of Langston Hughes --
Appendix 1. Poems circulated by the Associated Negro Press --
Appendix 2. Poetry for children --
Notes to the poems --
Index of first lines --
Index of titles.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Arnold Rampersad, editor ; David Roessel, associate editor.
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Here, for the first time, is a complete collection of Langston Hughes's poetry - 860 poems that sound the heartbeat of black life in America during five turbulent decades, from the 1920s through the 1960s. The editors, Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, have aimed to recover all of the poems that Hughes published in his lifetime - in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals, and in his books of verse. They present the poems in the general order in which Hughes wrote them, and also provide illuminating notes and a chronology of the poet's life. Arnold Rampersad, the author of the esteemed two-volume biography of Langston Hughes, has written a perceptive and moving introduction that throws light on Langston Hughes's distinctive voice as a poet and the world in which he lived.

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