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Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives Past and Present
Known by many as the "poet laureate of the American Negro" and by others as "Shakespeare in Harlem", Langston Hughes is one of America's most read and quoted poets. In the Preface to this important and unique collection of reviews and essays, scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writes: "Between 1926, when he published his pioneering The Weary Blues, to 1967, the year of his de ...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Amistad Press
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Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue."More about Langston Hughes...