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Langston Hughes


Born
in Joplin, Missouri, The United States
February 01, 1902

Died
May 22, 1967

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Through poetry, prose, and drama, American writer James Langston Hughes made important contributions to the Harlem renaissance; his best-known works include Weary Blues (1926) and The Ways of White Folks (1934).

People best know this social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist James Mercer Langston Hughes, one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry, for his famous written work about the period, when "Harlem was in vogue."

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Average rating: 4.27 · 59,888 ratings · 5,068 reviews · 311 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Collected Poems

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4.35 avg rating — 17,274 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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Selected Poems

4.31 avg rating — 7,544 ratings — published 1959 — 19 editions
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The Ways of White Folks

4.46 avg rating — 4,639 ratings — published 1934 — 16 editions
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Not Without Laughter

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4.22 avg rating — 2,818 ratings — published 1930 — 38 editions
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The Big Sea

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4.21 avg rating — 1,698 ratings — published 1940 — 28 editions
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I, Too, Am America

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4.20 avg rating — 1,631 ratings5 editions
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The Best of Simple

4.39 avg rating — 1,391 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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The Weary Blues

4.44 avg rating — 1,322 ratings — published 1925 — 19 editions
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The Dream Keeper and Other ...

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4.34 avg rating — 1,290 ratings — published 1932 — 16 editions
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My People

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4.33 avg rating — 1,036 ratings — published 2009
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Quotes by Langston Hughes  (?)
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“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes

“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”
Langston Hughes

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