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Author photo. From <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Hughes.jpg">Wikipedia</a>. Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936.

From Wikipedia. Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936.

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Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published. Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks disapproved of his unflattering portrayal of black life. His numerous published volumes include, "The Weary Blues," "Fine Clothes to the Jew," and "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Hughes earned several awards during his lifetime including: a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, and a Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. Langston Hughes died of heart failure on May 22, 1967. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes 1,217 copies, 11 reviews
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems 761 copies, 19 reviews
The Ways of White Folks: Stories 573 copies, 8 reviews
Not Without Laughter 556 copies, 10 reviews
The Big Sea: An Autobiography 392 copies, 3 reviews
My People 348 copies, 58 reviews
I, Too, Am America 261 copies, 60 reviews
The Best of Simple 257 copies, 3 reviews
The Negro Speaks of Rivers 192 copies, 48 reviews
Vintage Hughes 132 copies
The Langston Hughes Reader 128 copies, 1 review
Hughes: Poems 121 copies, 1 review
The Sweet Flypaper of Life 118 copies, 2 reviews
The Weary Blues 106 copies, 3 reviews
The Block 75 copies, 9 reviews
The Book of Negro Folklore 65 copies, 1 review
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An African Treasury (Editor) 62 copies, 1 review
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Black Misery 49 copies, 2 reviews
Lullaby (For a Black Mother) 48 copies, 6 reviews
On the Road 32 copies, 30 reviews
The Short Stories 24 copies, 12 reviews
Don't You Turn Back 19 copies, 3 reviews
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Laughing to keep from crying 14 copies, 1 review
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The Voice of Langston Hughes 3 copies, 1 review
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