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Title:
The collected works of Langston Hughes
Author:
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Uniform Title:
Works. 2001
Physical Description:
volumes <1-6, 8-16> ; 24 cm
General Note:
Vol. 4 edited with an introduction by Dolan Hubbard.

Vol. 5 edited with an introduction by Leslie Catherine Sanders, with Nancy Johnston.

Vol. <6> edited with an introduction by Leslie Catherine Sanders.

Vol. <8> edited with an introduction by Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper.

Vols. 9-10 edited with an introduction by Christopher C. De Santis.

Vol. 11 edited with an introduction by Dianne Johnson.

Vol. 12 edited with an introduction by Steven C. Tracy.

Vol. 13-14 edited with an introduction by Joseph Mclaren.

Vol. 15 edited by R. Baxter Miller, with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad.

Vol. 16 edited with an introduction by Dellita Martin-Ogunsola.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. The poems, 1921-1940 -- v. 2. The poems, 1941-1950 -- v. 3. The poems 1951-1967 -- v. 4. The novels: Not without laughter and Tambourines to glory -- v. 5. The plays to 1942: 'Mulatto' to 'The sun do move'-- v. 6. Gospel plays, operas, and later dramatic works -- v. 7. The early simple stories -- v. 8. The later simple stories -- v. 9. Essays on Art, Race, Politics, and World Affairs -- v. 10. "Fight for freedom" and other writings on civil rights -- v. 11. Works for children and young adults: poetry, fiction, and other writings -- v. 12. Works for Children and Young Adults: Biographies -- v. 13. Autobiography: the big sea -- v. 14. Autobiography: I wonder as I wander -- v. 15. The short stories -- v. 16. The translations: Federico García Lorca, Nicolás Guillén, and Jacques Roumain -- v. 17. The sweet flypaper of life -- v. 18. An annotated bibliography of the works....
ISBN:
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Summary

Summary

Volume 1 includes the complete texts of four books of verse by Hughes, including his first book, The Weary Blues (1926), and his second, Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927), as well as other poems published by him during and after the Harlem Renaissance. The Weary Blues announced the arrival of a rare voice in American poetry. A literary descendant of Walt Whitman ("I, too, sing America," Hughes wrote), he chanted the joys and sorrows of black America in unprecedented language. A gifted lyricist, he offered rhythms and cadences that epitomized the particularities of African American creativity, especially jazz and the blues. His second volume, steeped in the blues and controversial because of its frankness, confirmed Hughes as a poet of uncompromising integrity. Then in the 1930s came Dear Lovely Death (1931) and the radical A New Song (1938). Poems such as "Good Morning Revolution" and "Let America Be America Again" made his pen one of the most forceful in America during the Great Depression.


Author Notes

Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published.

Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks disapproved of his unflattering portrayal of black life. His numerous published volumes include, "The Weary Blues," "Fine Clothes to the Jew," and "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Hughes earned several awards during his lifetime including: a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, and a Spingarn Medal from the NAACP.

Langston Hughes died of heart failure on May 22, 1967.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Choice Review

The publication of these volumes brings with it the final stage of editorial recognition of a great poet. Previous publications of Hughes's work include the indispensable Selected Poems (1959); Rampersad's two-volume biography The Life of Langston Hughes (CH, Feb'87, Feb'89), and The Collected Poems, ed. by Rampersad and David Roessel (1994). Now the culmination: a projected 18-volume edition of all Hughes' works. Each of these new volumes reprints the complete text of one of Hughes's books of poetry, 1921-67, beginning with The Weary Blues. Individual poems in order of "the last published version" (a distinctly different order) and bibliographical notes and variant readings are printed only in The Collected Poems; thus, the present volumes and The Collected Poems are to be used in complementary fashion (not a real disadvantage) for the critical analyses of the poems in their contexts, which these editions invite. The three volumes are handsomely printed, each with an excellent, informative introduction to its contents and indexes of first lines and titles. These are indeed essential volumes for all readers of US poetry--or any poetry. B. E. McCarthy emeritus, College of the Holy Cross


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Chronologyp. xi
Introductionp. 1
A Note on the Textp. 11
The Weary Blues (1926)p. 13
Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927)p. 63
Dear Lovely Death (1931)p. 117
A New Song (1938)p. 127
Uncollected Poems, 1921-1930p. 151
Uncollected Poems, 1931-1940p. 201
Index of First Linesp. 269
Index of Titlesp. 273

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