Langston Hughes, American poet. by Alice Walker

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Published by Crowell in New York .

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  • Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Poets, American,
  • African Americans -- Biography

About the Edition

A biography of the American poet whose works articulated the despair of blacks over social and economic conditions.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementIllustrated by Don Miller.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
SeriesA Crowell biography
ContributionsMiller, Don, 1923- illus.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3515.U274 Z9
The Physical Object
Pagination33 p.
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5417396M
ISBN 100690002181
LC Control Number73009565
OCLC/WorldCa658964

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A landmark figure in the Harlem Renaissance, his work profoundly captures and celebrates the trials and triumphs of his exquisitly drawn characters.

In addition to his poetry, he was also the author of the novels Not Without Laughter and Something in Common, the play Mulatto, and two volumes of.

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