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The collected poems of Langston Hughes

Author: Langston Hughes; Arnold Rampersad; David E Roessel
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995. ©1994.
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Vintage classics editionView all editions and formats
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"The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar. -- [Hughes] is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music -- This book is a glorious revelation." -- Boston Globe Spanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300 of which have never before appeared in book form), this magnificent volume is the definitive sampling of a writer who has been called the poet laureate of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Langston Hughes; Arnold Rampersad; David E Roessel
ISBN: 0679764089 9780679764083 0679426310 9780679426318
OCLC Number: 33437205
Description: 717 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A chronology of the life of Langston Hughes --
The poems of Langston Hughes: Poems 1921-1930 --
Poems 1931-1940 --
Poems 1941-1950 --
Poems 1951-1960 --
Poems 1961-1967 --
Appendix 1: Poems circulated by the Associated Negro Press --
Appendix 2: Poetry for children --
Appendix 3: Additional poems.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Arnold Rampersad, editor ; David Roessel, associate editor.
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"The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar. -- [Hughes] is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music -- This book is a glorious revelation." -- Boston Globe Spanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300 of which have never before appeared in book form), this magnificent volume is the definitive sampling of a writer who has been called the poet laureate of African America--and perhaps our greatest popular poet since Walt Whitman. Here, for the first time, are all the poems that Langston Hughes published during his lifetime, arranged in the general order in which he wrote them and annotated by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel. Alongside such famous works as "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and Montage of a Dream Deferred, The Collected Poems includes the author's lesser-known verse for children; topical poems distributed through the Associated Negro Press; and poems such as "Goodbye Christ" that were once suppressed. Lyrical and pungent, passionate and polemical, the result is a treasure of a book, the essential collection of a poet whose words have entered our common language.

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