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Langston Hughes (1902–1967)

Autor de The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

244+ Obras 12,465 Miembros 439 Reseñas 48 Preferidas

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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 más 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
Créditos de la imagen: From Wikipedia. Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936.

Series

Obras de Langston Hughes

Not Without Laughter (1930) 652 copias
My People (2009) 388 copias
The Best of Simple (1961) 293 copias
I, Too, Am America (2012) 290 copias
The Negro Speaks of Rivers (2009) 215 copias
The Weary Blues (1926) 178 copias
The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955) 169 copias
Vintage Hughes (2004) 150 copias
Hughes: Poems (1999) 143 copias
The Langston Hughes Reader (1958) 142 copias
The First Book of Jazz (1955) 105 copias
The Block (1995) 84 copias
Sail Away (2015) 75 copias
Popo and Fifina (1932) 74 copias
The Book of Negro Folklore (1958) 73 copias
An African Treasury (1960) — Editor — 72 copias
Tambourines to Glory (1958) 72 copias
The Return of Simple (1994) 64 copias
Simple's Uncle Sam (1965) 63 copias
Black Misery (1969) 55 copias
Simple speaks his mind (1950) 36 copias
The Poetry of the Negro: 1746-1970 (1949) — Editor — 35 copias
On the Road 32 copias
The First Book of Africa (1960) 30 copias
The First Book of Rhythms (1954) — Autor — 28 copias
Famous American Negroes (1612) 27 copias
Famous Negro Music Makers (1955) 26 copias
New Negro Poets U. S. A. (1964) 26 copias
The Poetry of the Negro: 1746-1949 (1949) — Editor — 25 copias
The Short Stories (2002) 24 copias
The Pasteboard Bandit (1997) 22 copias
Don't You Turn Back (1969) 20 copias
Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951) 16 copias
Boy of the Border (2009) — Autor — 16 copias
Simple takes a wife (1953) 16 copias
The First Book of Negroes (1952) 13 copias
Street Scene [vocal score] (1981) — Lyrics author — 12 copias
Three Negro Plays (1969) — Contribuidor — 11 copias
The Book of Negro Humor (1965) 10 copias
Thank You, M'am (1991) 10 copias
Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927) 10 copias
Simple stakes a claim (1958) 9 copias
One Way Ticket (1949) 9 copias
Black Nativity (1992) 9 copias
Fields of Wonder (1947) 7 copias
Blues (2004) 6 copias
Mule Bone [sound recording] — Librettist — 4 copias
L'Ingénu de Harlem (2003) 4 copias
A new song 4 copias
Jim Crow's last stand (1943) 3 copias
Poetry 3 copias
The Story of Jazz (2012) 2 copias
Soul Gone Home (A Play) (1937) 2 copias
Salvation (2003) 2 copias
Freedom's Plow (1943) 2 copias
Simply Heavenly (A Play) (1958) 2 copias
I, Too, Sing America (2021) 2 copias
Mother to Son 2 copias
Weary Blues (1991) 2 copias
“Ma Lord” 1 copia
Simple Omnibus (1984) 1 copia
Poem (2000) 1 copia
April Rain Song (2001) 1 copia
Hellen Keller 1 copia
To You 1 copia
My America 1 copia
Poesie 1 copia
Dreams 1 copia
City 1 copia
Winter Moon 1 copia
The Selected Poems (1974) 1 copia
Temptation 1 copia
Coffee Break 1 copia
Spanish Blood 1 copia
“Mulatto” 1 copia
Mes beaux habits au clou (2019) 1 copia
Hughes Poetry 1 copia
First Book of Africa (1961) 1 copia
Something in Common (1967) 1 copia

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Etiquetado

Conocimiento común

Nombre legal
Hughes, James Mercer Langston
Fecha de nacimiento
1902
Fecha de fallecimiento
1967-05-22
Lugar de sepultura
Langston Huges Auditorium, Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, New York, New York, USA (cremated)
Género
male
Nacionalidad
USA
Lugar de nacimiento
Joplin, Missouri, USA
Lugar de fallecimiento
New York, New York, USA
Causa de fallecimiento
complications of prostate cancer
Lugares de residencia
Joplin, Missouri, USA
Staten island, USA
Paris, France
Educación
Columbia University
Lincoln University (AB|1929)
Ocupaciones
dichter
boer
kok
Relaciones
Langston, John Mercer (great-uncle)
Organizaciones
Authors Guild
Dramatists Guild
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
National Institute of Arts and Letters
PEN
Omega Psi Phi (mostrar todos 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
Premios y honores
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 todos 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

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Reseñas

A very high 4. Closer to 4.5. Easily.
 
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therebelprince | 13 reseñas más. | Apr 21, 2024 |
Langston Hughes in perfect harmony with his subjects. A wonder of a collection.
 
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ben_r47 | 3 reseñas más. | 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
… (más)
 
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goosecap | 11 reseñas más. | 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.… (más)
 
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kcochell23 | 8 reseñas más. | Jan 25, 2024 |

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140
Miembros
12,465
Popularidad
#1,880
Valoración
4.1
Reseñas
439
ISBNs
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Idiomas
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