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Langston Hughes

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James Mercer Langston Hughes (1902–1967), was one of the major writers of the last century and a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Joplin, Missouri, and raised by his grandmother, he spent much of his youth in Kansas and Ohio before eventually settling in Harlem. On the strength of his first book of poetry, The Weary Blues (1926), he was awarded a scholarship to Lincoln University, in Pennsylvania, graduating in 1929. He would go one to publish more than thirty-five books across a range of genres, including such landmark works as the book-length poem Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951).

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The Mule-Bone book cover

The Mule-Bone

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Where the Jazz Band Plays - The Weary Blues - Poetry by Langston Hughes book cover

Where the Jazz Band Plays - The Weary Blues - Poetry by Langston Hughes

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The Weary Blues book cover

The Weary Blues

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The Weary Blues book cover

The Weary Blues

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The Weary Blues book cover

The Weary Blues

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Not Without Laughter book cover

Not Without Laughter

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Not Without Laughter book cover

Not Without Laughter

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Not Without Laughter book cover

Not Without Laughter

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Not Without Laughter book cover

Not Without Laughter

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Not Without Laughter book cover

Not Without Laughter

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Not Without Laughter: A Novel book cover

Not Without Laughter: A Novel

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Letters from Langston book cover

Letters from Langston

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Simple's Uncle Sam book cover

Simple's Uncle Sam

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I Wonder as I Wander book cover

I Wonder as I Wander

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The Best of Simple

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Father and Son book cover

Father and Son

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The Big Sea

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The Weary Blues book cover

The Weary Blues

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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

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Cornbread Nation 7

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