Selected Poems (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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With a new introduction by the multi-prizewinning young poet Kayo Chingonyi. For over forty years, until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes captured in his poetry the lives of black people in the USA. This edition is Hughes's own selection of his work, and was first published in 1959. It includes all of his best known poems including 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers', 'The Weary Blues', 'Song for Billie Holiday', 'Black Maria', 'Magnolia Flowers', 'Lunch in a Jim Crow Car' and 'Montage of a Dream Deferred'. A key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes is now seen as one of the great chroniclers of black American experience - and one of the great artists of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788164511
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 264 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm
Edition: Main - Classic Edition


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Langston Hughes, for me, was always the poet of the people. -- Claudia Rankine
The poet laureate of Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance -- Lemn Sissay * Guardian *
Every time I read Langston Hughes I am amazed ... Hughes, in his sermons, blues and prayers, has working for him the power and the beat of Negro speech and Negro music. -- James Baldwin

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