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The life of Langston Hughes

Author: Arnold Rampersad
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The second volume in this biography finds Langston Hughes rooting himself in Harlem, receiving stimulation from his rich cultural surroundings. Here he rethought his view of art and radicalism and cultivated relationships with younger, more militant writers such as Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Rampersad
ISBN: 0195151607 9780195151602 0195146425 9780195146424 0195151615 9780195151619 0195146433 9780195146431
OCLC Number: 48508051
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. 1902-1941, I, too, sing America. A Kansas boyhood (1902 to 1915) --
Outsetting bard (1915 to 1921) --
My people (1921 to 1923) --
On the big sea (1923 to 1924) --
We have tomorrow (1924 to 1926) --
A lion at Lincoln (1926 to 1927) --
Godmother and Langston (1927 to 1930) --
Flight and fall (1930 to 1931) --
Starting over (1931 to 1932) --
Good morning, revolution (1932 to 1933) --
Waiting on Roosevelt (1933 to 1935) --
Still waiting on Roosevelt (1935 to 1937) --
Earthquake weather (1937 to 1939) --
The fall of a titan (1939 to 1941). v. 2. 1941-1967, I dream a world. Still here (1941) --
Jim Crow's last stand (1941 to 1943) --
Simple speaks his mind (1943 to 1944) --
Third degree (1944 to 1947) --
Street scene (1945 to 1947) --
Heart on the wall (1947 to 1948) --
On solid ground (1948 to 1950) --
In warm manure (1951 to 1953) --
Out from under (1953 to 1956) --
Making hay (1957 to 1958) --
You are the world (1958 to 1960) --
Ask your mama! (1960 to 1961) --
In gospel glory (1961 to 1963) --
Blues for Mister Backlash (1963 to 1965) --
Final call (1965 to 1966) --
Do nothing till you hear from me (1966 to 1967).
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Rampersad's two-volume biography, re-released to commemorate Hughes' centennial, is the definitive account of the poet, playwright, and novelist who was the leading light of the Harlem Renaissance. Read more...

 
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