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  1. The Ways of the White Folks
    The Ways of the White Folks
    Langston Hughes
    Random House / 1990 / Trade Paperback
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Perhaps more than any other writer, Langston Hughes made the white America of the 1920's and '30s aware of the black culture thriving in its midst. Like his most famous poems, Hughes's stories are messages from that other America, sharply etched vignettes of its daily life, cruelly accurate portrayals of black people colliding - sometimes humorously, more often tragically - with whites. Here is the ailing black musician who comes home from Europe to die in his small town - only to die more quickly and brutally than he had imagined. Filled with mordant wit and human detail, The Ways of White Folks is unmistakably the work of a great poet who was also a shrewd and compelling storyteller.

  1. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
    The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel
    Random House / 1995 / Trade Paperback
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Spanning five decades and including 868 poems, this volume is the definitive sampling of one of the greatest and most popular poets since Walt Whitman. 717 pages, softcover.

  1. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
    Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes
    Random House / 1990 / Trade Paperback
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Langston Hughes' poems celebrate the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "brushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night." They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. The poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death and represent works from throughout his career. 297 pages, softcover.

  1. Pudd'nhead Wilson
    Pudd'nhead Wilson
    Mark Twain, Langston Hughes
    Random House / 1981 / Mass Paperback
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At the beginning of this book a young slave woman, fearing for her infant son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's. From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels. On its surface, this book possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century mystery reversed identities, a horrible crime, an eccentric detective, a suspenseful courtroom drama, and a surprising, unusual solution. Yet it is not a mystery novel. Seething with the undercurrents of antebelium southern culture, this book is a savage indictment in which the real criminal is society, and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes.

  1. Poems
    Poems
    Langston Hughes, David Roessel
    Random House / 1999 / Hardcover
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From the publication of his first book in 1926, Langston Hughes was hailed as the poet laureate of black America, the first to commemorate the experience of African Americans in a voice that no reader, black or white, could fail to hear. Lyrical and pungent, passionate and polemical, this volume is a treasure--an essential collection of the work of a poet whose words have entered our common language.

  1. My People
    My People
    Langston Hughes
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers / 2008 / Hardcover
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Cherished for generations, Langston Hughes' eloquent tribute to his people is set to stunning photographs by acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. The vivid sepia photos capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.

  1. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes - eBookeBOOK
    Selected Poems of Langston Hughes - eBook
    Langston Hughes
    Vintage / 2011 / ePub
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Langston Hughes' poems celebrate the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "brushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night." They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. The poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death and represent works from throughout his career. 297 pages, softcover.

  1. The Ways of White Folks: Stories - eBookeBOOK
    The Ways of White Folks: Stories - eBook
    Langston Hughes
    Vintage / 2011 / ePub
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  1. Pudd'nhead Wilson - eBookeBOOK
    Pudd'nhead Wilson - eBook
    Mark Twain, Langston Hughes
    Bantam / 2005 / ePub
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