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This collection of 70 poems covers the racial crisis that rocked this country through the 1960s. The last and most explicitly political book of verse by one of the great poets of our century. Published just before his death in 1967, Hughes...

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ISBN
9780780731516
Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Book language
English
Pages
101
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PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
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Some brief overview of this book

This collection of 70 poems covers the racial crisis that rocked this country through the 1960s. The last and most explicitly political book of verse by one of the great poets of our century. Published just before his death in 1967, Hughes sometimes bitter, sometimes ironic, but always powerful poems address the racial politics of the 1960s. poetry, Mr. Hughes received a scholarship at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he won his B.

A. in 1929. In 1943, he was awarded an honorary Litt. D. by his alma mater; he has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1935), a Rosenwald Fellowship (1940), and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant (1947).

From 1926 until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes devoted his time to writing and lecturing. He wrote poetry, short stories, autobiography, song lyrics, essays, humor, and plays. A cross section of his work was published in 1958 as The Langston Hughes Reader.

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Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902. After graduation from high school, he spent a year in Mexico with his father, then a year studying at Columbia University. His first poem in a nationally known magazine was The Negro Speaks of Rivers, which appeared in Crisis in 1921.

In 1925, he was awarded the First Prize for Poetry of the magazine Opportunity, the winning poem being The Weary Blues, which gave its title to his first book of poems, published in 1926. As a result of his poetry, Mr. Hughes received a scholarship at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he won his B. A. in 1929.

In 1943, he was awarded an honorary Litt. D. by his alma mater; he has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1935), a Rosenwald Fellowship (1940), and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant (1947). From 1926 until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes devoted his time to writing and lecturing.

He wrote poetry, short stories, autobiography, song lyrics, essays, humor, and plays. A cross section of his work was published in 1958 as The Langston Hughes Reader.

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