Simple's Uncle Sam: With a New Introduction by Akiba Sullivan Harper

Simple's Uncle Sam: With a New Introduction by Akiba Sullivan Harper

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Simple's Uncle Sam: With a New Introduction by Akiba Sullivan Harper by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes's most beloved character comes back to life in this extraordinary collection

Langston Hughes is best known as a poet, but he was also a prolific writer of theater, autobiography, and fiction. None of his creations won the hearts and minds of his readers as did Jesse B. Semple, better known as "Simple." Simple speaks as an Everyman for African Americans in Uncle Sam's America. With great wit, he expounds on topics as varied as women, Gospel music, and sports heroes—but always keeps one foot planted in the realm of politics and race. In recent years, readers have been able to appreciate Simple's situational humor as well as his poignant questions about social injustice in The Best of Simple and The Return of Simple. Now they can, once again, enjoy the last of Hughes's original Simple books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809086818
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,068,579
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Langston Hughes (1902-67) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and long resided in New York City's Harlem.

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