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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$ 6.79
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
Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of The Weary Blues reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance. Beginning with the opening ?Proem? (prologue poem)??I am a Negro: / Black as the night is black, / Black like the depths of my Africa??Hughes spoke... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99
A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection Colonel Norwood is the despotic owner of Big House Plantation, where he lives alone but for the occasional company of his black mistress, Coralee Lewis. But this summer, a new breeze is blowing in with the warm Georgia wind?his son is coming home. From the publication of his first book in 1926,... more...