Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

by Harold Bloom
     
 

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Poet, playwright, novelist, and public figure, Langston Hughes is regarded as a cultural hero and one of the foremost writers of the Harlem Renaissance. A prolific author, Hughes focused his writing on discrimination in and disillusionment with American society. His most noted works include the novel Not Without Laughter, many great poems, such as "The Negro Speaks of… See more details below

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Poet, playwright, novelist, and public figure, Langston Hughes is regarded as a cultural hero and one of the foremost writers of the Harlem Renaissance. A prolific author, Hughes focused his writing on discrimination in and disillusionment with American society. His most noted works include the novel Not Without Laughter, many great poems, such as "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"; and the autobiography The Big Sea, to name just a few. Langston Hughes, New Edition features compelling critical essays that offer a well-rounded portrait of this great American writer. A literary culture that includes the fiction of Ellison and Hurston, the moral essays of Baldwin, and the extraordinary recent poetry of Jay Wright is clearly of international stature. Langston Hughes may be the most poignant and representative figure of that culture...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791096123
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Modern Critical Views Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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