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Author photo. Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Photography by Jack Delano, april 1942.
(Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress)

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) Photography by Jack Delano, april 1942. (Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress)

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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes 1,075 copies, 12 reviews
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems 644 copies, 16 reviews
The Ways of White Folks: Stories 494 copies, 6 reviews
Not Without Laughter 485 copies, 10 reviews
The Big Sea: An Autobiography 351 copies, 3 reviews
My People 316 copies, 54 reviews
The Best of Simple 226 copies, 3 reviews
I, Too, Am America 225 copies, 52 reviews
The Negro Speaks of Rivers 180 copies, 47 reviews
The Langston Hughes Reader 123 copies, 1 review
Vintage Hughes 116 copies
Hughes: Poems 105 copies, 1 review
The Block 68 copies, 9 reviews
The Weary Blues 65 copies, 1 review
An African Treasury (Editor) 57 copies, 1 review
The Book of Negro Folklore 55 copies, 1 review
Popo and Fifina 55 copies
Sail Away 48 copies, 7 reviews
Lullaby (For a Black Mother) 41 copies, 4 reviews
Black Misery 40 copies, 2 reviews
On the Road 32 copies, 30 reviews
The Short Stories 23 copies, 12 reviews
Don't You Turn Back 18 copies, 3 reviews
Simple takes a wife 12 copies, 1 review
Laughing to Keep from Crying 12 copies, 1 review
Three Negro Plays (Contributor) 10 copies
A new song 4 copies
Blues 3 copies
Poetry 2 copies
Grandpa's Stories 1 copy, 1 review
Poem 1 copy, 1 review
Temptation 1 copy
City 1 copy
Langston Hughes papers 1 copy, 1 review
Dreams 1 copy
To You 1 copy
My America 1 copy
Poesie 1 copy
Salvation 1 copy
The Best American Essays of the Century (Contributor) 632 copies, 4 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 625 copies, 2 reviews
The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca (Translator) 601 copies, 6 reviews
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Contributor) 430 copies, 9 reviews
Cane [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (Contributor) 408 copies, 6 reviews
Points of View: Revised Edition (Contributor) 345 copies, 6 reviews
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (Contributor) 329 copies, 5 reviews
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 328 copies, 3 reviews
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (Contributor) 327 copies, 2 reviews
The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance (Contributor) 285 copies, 1 review
The Black Poets (Contributor) 282 copies
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 248 copies, 3 reviews
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 233 copies, 3 reviews
America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories (Contributor) 181 copies, 3 reviews
Soul Looks Back in Wonder (Contributor) 155 copies, 5 reviews
Masters of the Dew (Translator, some editions) 143 copies, 3 reviews
Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral (Translator, some editions) 95 copies, 2 reviews
The 100 Best African American Poems (Contributor) 74 copies, 5 reviews
American Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 72 copies
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (Contributor) 66 copies, 2 reviews
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
D.C. Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 45 copies
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 40 copies, 4 reviews
Graphic Classics: African-American Classics (Contributor) 35 copies, 2 reviews
Classic Fiction of the Harlem Renaissance (Contributor) 34 copies, 1 review
Soulscript: Afro-American Poetry (Contributor) 33 copies, 1 review
Elsewhere (Poets in the World) (Translator, some editions) 23 copies, 1 review
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (Contributor) 22 copies
Travelers Tales of Old Cuba (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
The Girls from Esquire (Contributor) 16 copies
Dare to be Different (Contributor) 13 copies
Poets of Today: A New American Anthology. (Contributor, some editions) 11 copies
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (Contributor) 5 copies
Strange Barriers (Contributor) 2 copies
Cuba Libre (Translator, some editions) 1 copy

Langston Hughes has 1 media appearance.

Apr
22
Langston Hughes
Booknotes, Sunday, April 22, 2001
Langston Hughes discusses Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964.

These engaging and wonderfully alive letters paint an intimate portrait of two of the most important and influential figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Carl Van Vechten—older, established, and white—was at first a mentor to the younger, gifted, and black Langston Hughes. But the relationship quickly grew into a great friendship—and for nearly four decades the two men wrote to each other expressively and constantly. They discussed literature and publishing. They exchanged favorite blues lyrics (?So now I know what Bessie Smith really meant by ?Thirty days in jail / With ma back turned to de wall,?? Hughes wrote Van Vechten after a stay in a Cleveland jail on trumped-up charges). They traded stories about the hottest parties and the wildest speakeasies. They argued politics. They gossiped about the people they knew in common—James Baldwin, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, H. L. Mencken. They wrote from near (of racism in Scottsboro) and far (of dancing in Cuba and trekking across the Soviet Union), and always with playfulness and mutual affection. Today Van Vechten is a controversial figure; some consider him exploitative, at best peripheral to the Harlem Renaissance or, indeed, as the author of the novel Nigger Heaven, a blemish upon it, and upon Hughes by association. The letters tell a different, more subtle and complex story: Van Vechten did, in fact, help Hughes (and many other young black writers) to get published; Hughes in turn appreciated what Van Vechten was trying to do in Nigger Heaven and defended him, fiercely. For all their differences, Hughes and Van Vechten remained staunchly loyal to each other throughout their lives. A correspondence of great cultural significance, judiciously gathered together here for the first time and annotated by the insightful young scholar Emily Bernard, Remember Me to Harlem shows us an unlikely friendship, one that is essential to our understanding of literature and race relations in twentieth-century America. —from the publisher (timspalding)… (more)

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