By Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad
"The final publication for either the dabbler and severe scholar--. [Hughes] is luxurious and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music--. This booklet is an excellent revelation."--Boston Globe
Spanning 5 a long time and comprising 868 poems (nearly three hundred of that have by no means prior to seemed in e-book form), this remarkable quantity is the definitive sampling of a author who has been known as the poet laureate of African America--and might be our best renowned poet in view that Walt Whitman. Here, for the 1st time, are all of the poems that Langston Hughes released in the course of his lifetime, prepared within the normal order within which he wrote them and annotated by means of Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel.
Alongside such recognized works as "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and Montage of a Dream Deferred, The accumulated Poems comprises the author's lesser-known verse for kids; topical poems disbursed throughout the linked Negro Press; and poems akin to "Goodbye Christ" that have been as soon as suppressed. Lyrical and stinky, passionate and polemical, the result's a treasure of a e-book, the basic selection of a poet whose phrases have entered our universal language.
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