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Selected Poems Of Langston Hughes

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Selected Poems Of Langston Hughes

by Langston Hughes

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. 1st. Hardback. Very Good/Good. E. McKnight Kauffer. First edition hardback, 1959, with unclipped jacket. In overall very good used condition in a good dust jacket with only minor signs of age, handling and storage - dust jacket tanned to spine and upper edges with a couple of small chips. (now protected); boards clean and crisp. Binding tight and appears little read. Internally clean, no annotation or inscriptions; toning to page-ends but text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Includes the publisher’s original Request For a Review slip and a publicity photograph of Langston Hughes (reproduced on the front cover) by Henri Cartier Bresson, both loosely inserted. Not an old library book.

Synopsis

Langston 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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Bookseller
Hall of Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
210871
Title
Selected Poems Of Langston Hughes
Author
Langston Hughes
Illustrator
E. McKnight Kauffer
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1959
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry;
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