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Langston Hughes (1902–1967)

Autor(a) de The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: From Wikipedia. Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936.

Séries

Obras de Langston Hughes

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes (1959) 1,351 cópias
Not Without Laughter (1930) 650 cópias
The Big Sea: An Autobiography (1963) 435 cópias
My People (2009) 385 cópias
The Best of Simple (1961) 292 cópias
I, Too, Am America (2012) 289 cópias
The Negro Speaks of Rivers (2009) 213 cópias
The Weary Blues (1926) 176 cópias
The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1899-1967: The Classic Anthology (1967) — Editor; Contribuinte — 176 cópias
The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1605) 168 cópias
Vintage Hughes (2004) 149 cópias
Hughes: Poems (1999) 143 cópias
The Langston Hughes Reader (1958) 140 cópias
The First Book of Jazz (1955) 105 cópias
The Block (1995) 84 cópias
Sail Away (2015) 75 cópias
The Book of Negro Folklore (1958) 73 cópias
Popo and Fifina (1932) 72 cópias
An African Treasury (1960) — Editor — 71 cópias
Tambourines to Glory (1958) 71 cópias
The Return of Simple (1994) 64 cópias
Simple's Uncle Sam (1965) 63 cópias
Lullaby (For a Black Mother) (2013) 56 cópias
Black Misery (1969) 54 cópias
Simple speaks his mind (1950) 35 cópias
The Poetry of the Negro: 1746-1970 (1949) — Editor — 34 cópias
On the Road 32 cópias
The First Book of Africa (1960) 29 cópias
Famous American Negroes (1612) 27 cópias
The First Book of Rhythms (1954) 27 cópias
Famous Negro Music Makers (1955) 26 cópias
New Negro Poets U. S. A. (1964) 25 cópias
The Poetry of the Negro: 1746-1949 (1949) — Editor — 25 cópias
The Short Stories (2002) 24 cópias
The Pasteboard Bandit (1997) 21 cópias
Don't You Turn Back (1969) 20 cópias
Boy of the Border (2009) — Autor — 16 cópias
Simple takes a wife (1953) 15 cópias
Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951) 14 cópias
Laughing to keep from crying (1952) 14 cópias
The First Book of Negroes (1952) 13 cópias
Street Scene [vocal score] (1981) — Lyrics author — 12 cópias
Three Negro Plays (1969) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Book of Negro Humor (1965) 10 cópias
Thank You, M'am (1991) 10 cópias
Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927) 9 cópias
Black Nativity (1992) 9 cópias
One Way Ticket (1949) 8 cópias
Simple stakes a claim (1958) 8 cópias
Blues (2004) 6 cópias
Fields of Wonder (1947) 5 cópias
Mule Bone [sound recording] — Librettist — 4 cópias
L'Ingénu de Harlem (2003) 4 cópias
A new song 4 cópias
Poetry 3 cópias
Jim Crow's last stand (1943) 3 cópias
Simply Heavenly (A Play) (1958) 2 cópias
Freedom's Plow (1943) 2 cópias
The Story of Jazz (2012) 2 cópias
Weary Blues (1991) 2 cópias
Soul Gone Home (A Play) (1937) 2 cópias
Salvation (2003) 2 cópias
Mother to Son 2 cópias
I, Too, Sing America (2021) 2 cópias
“Too Blue” 1 exemplar(es)
“Vagabonds” 1 exemplar(es)
“Ku Klux Klan” 1 exemplar(es)
Harlem Sweeties 1 exemplar(es)
“Ma Lord” 1 exemplar(es)
Simple Omnibus (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
“Silhouette” 1 exemplar(es)
The Poetry of the Negro 1 exemplar(es)
What The Negro Wants 1 exemplar(es)
EL INMENSO MAR 1 exemplar(es)
SEÇME ŞİİRLER 1 exemplar(es)
Grandpa's Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Poem (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
April Rain Song (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
The Dream Keeper by Langston Hughs (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Voices & Visions-Langston Hughes (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Hellen Keller 1 exemplar(es)
Langston Hughes Reads His Poetry (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
“Genius Child” 1 exemplar(es)
Dream Deferred 1 exemplar(es)
Langston Hughes papers 1 exemplar(es)
To You 1 exemplar(es)
My America 1 exemplar(es)
Gehört-gelesen 1 exemplar(es)
Taiyō = The sun 1 exemplar(es)
Bu shi mei you xiao di 1 exemplar(es)
Dreams 1 exemplar(es)
City 1 exemplar(es)
Winter Moon 1 exemplar(es)
The Selected Poems (1974) 1 exemplar(es)
Essential Langston Hughes (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Temptation 1 exemplar(es)
Coffee Break 1 exemplar(es)
Spanish Blood 1 exemplar(es)
In Time of Silver Rain 1 exemplar(es)
Poesie 1 exemplar(es)
“Mulatto” 1 exemplar(es)
Hughes Poetry 1 exemplar(es)
Mes beaux habits au clou (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Harlemský zpěvník 1 exemplar(es)
First Book of Africa (1961) 1 exemplar(es)
The Glory of Negro History (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Something in Common (1967) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,268 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições926 cópias
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 780 cópias
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 753 cópias
The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca (1955) — Tradutor — 698 cópias
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contribuinte — 551 cópias
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Contribuinte — 492 cópias
The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance (1925) — Contribuinte — 441 cópias
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuinte — 414 cópias
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (1994) — Contribuinte — 408 cópias
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuinte — 393 cópias
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Contribuinte — 364 cópias
The Black Poets (1983) — Contribuinte — 360 cópias
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuinte — 336 cópias
Diane Goode's American Christmas (1754) — Contribuinte — 303 cópias
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 283 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 281 cópias
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Contribuinte — 278 cópias
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuinte — 277 cópias
African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927 (1997) — Contribuinte — 251 cópias
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 1: American Journalism 1941-1963 (2003) — Contribuinte — 235 cópias
America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories (1993) — Contribuinte — 228 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
Soul Looks Back in Wonder (1993) — Contribuinte — 206 cópias
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
Masters of the Dew (1944) — Tradutor, algumas edições193 cópias
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1836) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuinte — 176 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 163 cópias
Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology (1999) — Contribuinte — 150 cópias
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Contribuinte — 148 cópias
Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral (1957) — Tradutor, algumas edições119 cópias
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
Voices from the Harlem Renaissance (1976) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s (2011) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (1979) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
My Song Is Beautiful (1994) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
D.C. Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
American Negro Short Stories (1966) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Harlem Renaissance Novels: The Library of America Collection (2011) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Soulscript: Afro-American Poetry (1970) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Classic Fiction of the Harlem Renaissance (1994) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
New Masses; An Anthology of the Rebel Thirties, (1969) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories (2018) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Graphic Classics: African-American Classics (2011) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Harlem U.S.A. (1964) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Sail Away: Stories of Escaping to Sea (2001) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Elsewhere (Poets in the World) (2014) — Tradutor, algumas edições24 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Black Theater USA : 45 Plays By Black Americans : 1847-1974 (1973) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The Girls from Esquire (1952) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance 1920-1940 (1996) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Travelers Tales of Old Cuba (2002) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Zora Neale Hurston: Collected Plays (2008) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Poets of Today: A New American Anthology. (1964) — Contribuinte, algumas edições11 cópias
Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America (1970) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
To Break the Silence (1986) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Short Story & You (1987) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Our lives : American labor stories — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1976 (1976) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 1973 — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
American Short Stories (1978) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work — Narrador, algumas edições2 cópias
Strange Barriers (1955) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
American Short Stories (Oxford Literature Resources) (1992) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Words Among America: Sixty Poems of Challenge and Hope — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Chiral Mad 5 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Cuba Libre — Tradutor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
A Caravan of Music Stories by the World's Great Authors — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Modern American short stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Art of Life: An Anthology of Literature about Life and Work (1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Hughes, James Mercer Langston
Data de nascimento
1902
Data de falecimento
1967-05-22
Local de enterro
Langston Huges Auditorium, Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, New York, New York, USA (cremated)
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Joplin, Missouri, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
complications of prostate cancer
Locais de residência
Joplin, Missouri, USA
Staten island, USA
Paris, France
Educação
Columbia University
Lincoln University (AB|1929)
Ocupação
dichter
boer
kok
Relacionamentos
Langston, John Mercer (great-uncle)
Organizações
Authors Guild
Dramatists Guild
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
National Institute of Arts and Letters
PEN
Omega Psi Phi (mostrar todas 12)
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (assistant to Carter Woodson)
Chicago Defender (columnist)
The Skyloft Players (founder)
John Reed Club
League of Struggle for Negro Rights
American Peace Mobilization
Premiações
Spingarn Medal, NAACP (1960)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1961)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1961)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (1946)
Harmon Gold Medal for Literature (1931)
National Institute and American Academy of Arts and Letters grant (1947) (mostrar todas 13)
Langston Hughes Medal
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (1954)
Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (2012)
Honorary doctorate, Howard University (1960)
LittD, Western Reserve University (1964)
Rosenwald Fund Fellowship
Guggenheim Fellowship

Membros

Resenhas

A very high 4. Closer to 4.5. Easily.
 
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therebelprince | outras 13 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
Langston Hughes in perfect harmony with his subjects. A wonder of a collection.
 
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ben_r47 | outras 3 resenhas | Feb 22, 2024 |
It’s bluesy poetry. I’m conflicted about this: in one sense, it’s basically kin to song lyrics, and the lyricism of popular music is the worst thing about that “music”, although on the other hand, pop lyrics, with fun rhymes and everything, can be a lot better than Hugh Auden poetry, you know. And it is easy to imagine it being re-worked as lyrics: a little bit more repetitive, with some fun-rhymes, basically…. And yeah, I read this to introduce Little Baby General Poetry to one man of color, to go along with the dozen whites, before I put him down for his nap, basically, you know: so I didn’t want to be the white gut that goes, Ah, man! Epithets still play basketball! Man, that’s heavy!…. Right? Or, you know, just: “I’m Hugh Auden and I have the pope wipe my ass and then wash his hands so that he can be my butler at dinner—(wink) Really, it’s a blackwoman, but just between you and me, you know…. (wink)….”

Yeah. There’s that. So I don’t know. I guess it is kinda fun, and honest, and occasionally thought-y, you know. If it had been re-worked, it could have been pop-soul lyrics, you know: not the bad stuff at all….

…. So yeah:

(Poet Hermes) In July, you can touch the sky….
(Scientist Hermes) No you can’t.
—Shut up.
—Don’t tell yourself to shut up.

…. The white man’s heart is as cold as ice
But the Black man dances, mighty nice
… (mais)
 
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goosecap | outras 11 resenhas | Feb 20, 2024 |
This book would be good for intermediate students. This book is "Sail Away" written by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Ashley Bryan, published in 2015. This book is a book of a bunch of poems about the sea on the shore of Maine and how magical and mystical the sea can be. I think this shows a good view of culture as the illustrations are very cultural and it has a good representation in it. I would use this in my class to teach about poetry and use this as a good example for kids to learn to write poetry.… (mais)
 
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kcochell23 | outras 8 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
242
Also by
140
Membros
12,371
Popularidade
#1,894
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
439
ISBNs
372
Idiomas
6
Favorito
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