Langston Hughes




James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career.
He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue".





The best books of all time by Langston Hughes

  1. 1165 . The Big Sea by Langston Hughes

    The Black writer recalls his early years spent in Paris and Harlem of the Twenties

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  2. 1616 . Best of Simple by Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes's stories about Jesse B. Semple--first composed for a weekly column in the Chicago "Defender" and then collected in "Simple Speaks His Mind," "Simple Takes a Wife," and "Simple Stak...

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  3. 2539 . The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes

    Here, for the first time, is a complete collection of Langston Hughes's poetry - 860 poems that sound the heartbeat of black life in America during five turbulent decades, from the 1920s through th...

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