The Life of Langston Hughes, 1902-1941: I, Too, Sing America

The Life of Langston Hughes, 1902-1941: I, Too, Sing America

by Arnold Rampersad

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ISBN-13: 9780195054262
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/25/1988
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.27(d)

About the Author

Arnold Rampersad is Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. He is the author of Days of Grace: A Memoir with Arthur Ashe, Jackie Robinson: A Biography, and he edited Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. He is winner of the Biographers International Organization's 2012 BIO Award.

Table of Contents

1.A Kansas Boyhood (1902 to 1915)3
2.Outsetting Bard (1915 to 1921)23
3.My People (1921 to 1923)50
4.On the Big Sea (1923 to 1924)73
5.We Have Tomorrow (1924 to 1926)99
6.A Lion at Lincoln (1926 to 1927)125
7.Godmother and Langston (1927 to 1930)156
8.Flight and Fall (1930 to 1931)182
9.Starting Over (1931 to 1932)211
10.Good Morning, Revolution (1932 to 1933)242
11.Waiting on Roosevelt (1933 to 1935)276
12.Still Waiting on Roosevelt (1935 to 1937)306
13.Earthquake Weather (1937 to 1939)341
14.The Fall of a Titan (1939 to 1941)373
Afterword396
Abbreviations406
Notes407
Acknowledgments449
Index455

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The Life of Langston Hughes, 1902-1941: I, Too, Sing America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Back in the summer of 1987 I purchased this amazing chronicle of America's poetic genius. His life is filled with trial and tribulation yet Langston Hughes transcended his peculiar circumstances to travel and interact with a plethora of personalities and historical figures that added to his existence and become fodder for his works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the feelings of a 'real black person' The book bring to life the liffe of Langston Hughes. From his birth to his death there is a feeling that you are the person living in the 1920's and feeling the music.