The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

The collection spans five decades, and is comprised of 868 poems (nearly 300 of which never before appeared in book form) with annotations by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel.

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679764089

Category: Poetry

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The definitive sampling of a writer whose poems were “at the forefront of the Harlem Renaissance and of modernism itself, and today are fundamentals of American culture” (OPRAH Magazine). 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. 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. The collection spans five decades, and is comprised of 868 poems (nearly 300 of which never before appeared in book form) with annotations 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 Hughes's lesser-known verse for children; topical poems distributed through the Associated Negro Press; and poems such as "Goodbye Christ" that were once suppressed.
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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Library of Congress Catal0ging-in-Publication Data Hughes. Langston, 1902-1967. [Poems Selections] Selected poems of Langston Hughes —- lst Vintage classics ed. p. cm. —(Vintage classics) ISBN 0-679-72818-X {A Title ll. Series. PS35l5.

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307949400

Category: Poetry

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Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in Black writing in America—the poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death and represent stunning work from his entire career. The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night." They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. They spanned the range from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out "wonder and pain and terror—and the marrow of the bone of life." The collection includes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "Still Here," "Song for a Dark Girl," "Montage of a Dream Deferred," and "Refugee in America." It gives us a poet of extraordinary range, directness, and stylistic virtuosity.
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Selected poems of Langston Huges

With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues. in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America.

Author: Langston Hughes

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ISBN: OCLC:454829133

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Freedom Beyond Confinement

38 Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, Vintage Classics ed. (New York: Vintage Books, 1990), 169. 39 Claude McKay, Banjo; A Story without a Plot (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929). 40 Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, Vintage Classics ...

Author: Michael Ra-Shon Hall

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781949979718

Category: Literary Criticism

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Freedom Beyond Confinement examines the cultural history of African American travel and the lasting influence of travel on the imagination particularly of writers of literary fiction and nonfiction. Using the paradox of freedom and confinement to frame the ways travel represented both opportunity and restriction for African Americans, the book details the intimate connection between travel and imagination from post Reconstruction (ca. 1877) to the present. Analysing a range of sources from the black press and periodicals to literary fiction and nonfiction, the book charts the development of critical representation of travel from the foundational press and periodicals which offered African Americans crucial information on travel precautions and possibilities (notably during the era of Jim Crow) to the woefully understudied literary fiction that would later provide some of the most compelling and lasting portrayals of the freedoms and constraints African Americans associated with travel. Travel experiences (often challenging and vexed) provided the raw data with which writers produced images and ideas meaningful as they learned to navigate, negotiate and even challenge racialized and gendered impediments to their mobility. In their writings African Americans worked to realize a vision and state of freedom informed by those often difficult experiences of mobility. In telling this story, the book hopes to center literary fiction in studies of travel where fiction has largely remained absent.
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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in Black writing in America—the poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death and represent stunning work from his entire career.

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679728184

Category: Poetry

Page: 311

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Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in Black writing in America—the poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death and represent stunning work from his entire career. The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night." They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. They spanned the range from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out "wonder and pain and terror—and the marrow of the bone of life." The collection includes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "Still Here," "Song for a Dark Girl," "Montage of a Dream Deferred," and "Refugee in America." It gives us a poet of extraordinary range, directness, and stylistic virtuosity.
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American Writers in Europe

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes.Editedby Arnold Rampersad andDavid Roessel.New York: Vintage Classics, 1995. 207–09. Print. ———. “Letterfrom Spain.” 1937. The CollectedPoems of Langston Hughes.Edited byArnold Rampersad and ...

Author: F. Asya

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137340023

Category: Literary Criticism

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These essays explore the impartial critical outlook American writers acquired through their experiences in Europe since 1850. Collectively, contributors reveal how the American writer's intuitive sense of freedom, coupled with their feeling of liberation from European influences, led to intellectual independence in the literary works they produced.
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Icons of African American Literature

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes. Vintage Classic Edition. New York: Vintage, 1990. 91. Hughes, Langston. “The Weary Blues. ... New York: Literary Classics, 1995. 1–172. Jimoh, Yemisi. Spiritual, Blues, and Jazz People in African ...

Author: Yolanda Williams Page

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313352034

Category: Literary Collections

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The 24 entries in this book provide extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston. * 24 alphabetically arranged entries offer substantial yet accessible information * Entries cover authors and cultural topics * Sidebars provide snapshots of interesting and significant subject matter
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The Routledge Companion to Literature of the U S South

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Rosessel, Vintage Classics, 1994, p. 552. Hughes, Richard L. “Minstrel Music: The Sounds and Images of Race in Antebellum America.” The History Teacher, vol.

Author: Katharine A. Burnett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000605341

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Routledge Companion to Literature of the U.S. South provides a collection of vibrant and multidisciplinary essays by scholars from a wide range of backgrounds working in the field of U.S. southern literary studies. With topics ranging from American studies, African American studies, transatlantic or global studies, multiethnic studies, immigration studies, and gender studies, this volume presents a multi-faceted conversation around a wide variety of subjects in U.S. southern literary studies. The Companion will offer a comprehensive overview of the southern literary studies field, including a chronological history from the U.S. colonial era to the present day and theoretical touchstones, while also introducing new methods of reconceiving region and the U.S. South as inherently interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional. The volume will therefore be an invaluable tool for instructors, scholars, students, and members of the general public who are interested in exploring the field further but will also suggest new methods of engaging with regional studies, American studies, American literary studies, and cultural studies.
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The Afro Modernist Epic and Literary History

Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing. New York: Oxford UP, 2010. ... The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. Ed. Arnold Rampersad. New York: Vintage Classics, 1995. Print. ———.

Author: K. Schultz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137082428

Category: Literary Criticism

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Analyzing the poets Melvin B. Tolson, Langston Hughes, and Amiri Baraka, this study charts the Afro-Modernist epic. Within the context of Classical epic traditions, early 20th-century American modernist long poems, and the griot traditions of West Africa, Schultz reveals diasporic consciousness in the representation of African American identities.
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A Study Guide for Langston Hughes s Theme for English B

Hughes, Langston, Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, New York: Vintage Classics, 1990. Hughes, Langston, Simple Takes a Wife, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953. Hutchinson, George, The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White, Cambridge, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410360267

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Langston Hughes's "Theme for English B," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
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