Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Poems: 1951-1967” as Want to Read:
The Poems: 1951-1967
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Poems: 1951-1967 (The Collected Works of Langston Hughes #3)

4.4  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Volume 3 collects the poems of the last period of Hughes's life. Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951) brilliantly fused the modernist dissonances of bebop jazz with his perception of Harlem life as both a triumph of hope and a deepening crisis ("What happens to a dream deferred?"). In the tumultuous following years, he refused to relinquish the mantle of the poet, as may be ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 18th 2001 by University of Missouri
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Poems, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Poems

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-12)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mark Heeyeaah
Mark Heeyeaah rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2008
Dec 31, 2009 Traci rated it it was amazing
The poems and short stories transcends time!
Sydney Robertson
Sydney Robertson rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2016
Kristi rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2015
John Mark Eberhart
John Mark Eberhart rated it it was amazing
Feb 16, 2008
Amy Linquist
Amy Linquist marked it as to-read
Jun 26, 2016
Claire marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2016
Kim marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2016
BookDB marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2016
Leah smiley
Leah smiley marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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...

Other Books in the Series

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • The Poems 1921-1940
  • The Poems: 1941-1950
  • The Novels: Not Without Laughter and Tambourines to Glory
  • The Plays to 1942: Mulatto to The Sun Do Move
  • Gospel Plays, Operas, and Later Dramatic Works
  • The Early Simple Stories
  • The Later Simple Stories
  • Essays on Art, Race, Politics, and World Affairs
  • Fight for Freedom and Other Writings on Civil Rights
  • Works for Children and Young Adults: Poetry, Fiction, and Other Writing

Share This Book