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Langston Hughes: A Biography

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This biography traces Hughes' life and artistic development, from his early years of isolation, which fostered his fierce independence, to his prolific life as a poet, playwright, lyricist, and journalist. Hughes' inspiring story is told through 21 engaging chapters, each providing a fascinating vignette of the artistic, personal, and political associations that shaped his ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Greenwood Press (first published 2004)
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Alecia Dean
May 17, 2015 Alecia Dean rated it it was amazing
Laurie Finch did a wonderful job on the biography. I learned a lot about this amazing poet and writer. There were so many things I never knew, like how Hughes was raised by his grandmother actively aided the Underground Railroad. Also how he uplifted his race with his poetry.
This book really goes into detail about his life as a child that lead his fierce independence. Hughes has been a renaissance man for nearly every aspect of his life. He was introduced to poetry in his teens and stuck to it.T
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