Selected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics)

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics)

Langston Hughes


With the ebook of his first ebook of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and introduced a renaissance in black writing in America.  The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the adventure of invisible women and men: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox street; of the bad and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night."  They conveyed that have in a voice that mixed the spoken with the sung, that became poetic traces into the words of jazz and blues, and that ripped in the course of the curtain setting apart excessive from well known culture.  They spanned the diversity from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out "wonder and discomfort and terror-- and the marrow of the bone of life."

The poems during this assortment have been selected through Hughes himself presently sooner than his dying in 1967 and characterize paintings from his complete occupation, together with "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "Still Here," "Song for a dismal Girl," "Montage of a Dream Deferred," and "Refugee in America."  It provides us a poet of impressive variety, directness, and stylistic virtuosity.

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