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- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 11.00
Finally available in trade paperback, Langston Hughes?s breezy parable of good and evil, friendship and betrayal, is an unforgettable portrait of 1950s Harlem and two women called to the pulpit for very different reasons. For every bustling jazz joint that opened in Korean War?era Harlem, a new church seemed to spring up. Tambourines to Glory ... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 20.99
Jesse B. Simple, Simple to his fans, made weekly appearances beginning in 1943 in Langston Hughes' column in the Chicago Defender. Simple may have shared his readers feelings of loss and dispossession, but he also cheered them on with his wonderful wit and passion for life. more...
- Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 11.99
Illus. in black-and-white. This classic collection of poetry is available in a handsome new gift edition that includes seven additional poems written after The Dream Keeper was first published. In a larger format, featuring Brian Pinkney's scratchboard art on every spread, Hughes's inspirational message to young people is as relevant today as it... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95
I am the American heartbreak? The rock on which Freedom Stumped its toe? The great mistake That Jamestown made Long ago. ? Langston Hughes, ?American Heartbreak? From the publication of his first book in 1926, Langston Hughes was America?s acknowledged poet of color, the first to commemorate the experience?and suffering?of African Americans in a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
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. 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;... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
A leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, poet Hughes wrote only one novel ? but it is an incredibly powerful and moving work. This 1930s coming-of-age tale, which unfolds amid an African-American family in rural Kansas, explores the dilemmas of life in a racially divided society. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00
Dream Variation To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening Beneath a tall tree While night comes on gently, Dark like me,? That is my dream! To fling my arms wide In the face of the sun, Dance! whirl! whirl! Till the quick day is done. Rest at pale... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99
A shining star of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Langston Hughes is one of modern literature's most revered African-American authors. Although best known for his poetry, Hughes produced in Not Without Laughter a powerful and pioneering classic novel. This stirring coming-of-age tale unfolds in 1930s rural Kansas. A poignant portrait of African-American... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 15.99
Langston Hughes's stories about Jesse B. Semple--first composed for a weekly column in the Chicago Defender and then collected in Simple Speaks His Mind , Simple Takes a Wife , and Simple Stakes a Claim --have been read and loved by hundreds of thousands of readers. In The Best of Simple , the author picked his favorites from these earlier volumes,... more...