Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1902-67) was born in Joplin, Missouri, was educated at Lincoln University, and lived for most of his life in New York City. He is best known as a poet, but he also wrote novels, biography, history, plays, and children's books. Among his works are two volumes of memoirs, The Big Sea and I Wonder as I Wander, and two collections of Simple stories, The Best of Simple and The Return of Simple.


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Simple's Uncle Sam

Langston Hughes; Introduction by Akiba Sullivan Harper
Hill and Wang

Langston Hughes's most beloved character comes back to life in this extraordinary collection Langston Hughes is best known as a poet, but he was also a...


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The Short Stories of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes; Edited by Akiba Sullivan Harper; With an Introduction by Arnold Rampersad
Hill and Wang

This collection of forty-seven stories written between 1919 and 1963--the most comprehensive available--showcases Langston Hughes's literary blossoming and the...


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The Return of Simple

Langston Hughes
Hill and Wang

Jesse B. Simple, Simple to his fans, made weekly appearances beginning in 1943 in Langston Hughes' column in the Chicago Defender. Simple may have shared his...


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The Big Sea

Langston Hughes; Introduction by Arnold Rampersad
Hill and Wang

Introduction by Arnold Rampersad. Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two...


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I Wonder as I Wander

Langston Hughes; Introduction by Arnold Rampersad
Hill and Wang

In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s. His wanderlust leads him...


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The Best of Simple

Langston Hughes
Hill and Wang

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,...


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