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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes...

Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri and grew to become a world-renown poet, playwright, and author of short stories. He is best known for his "colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties." Jazz was very important to his writing and his writing was very important to the Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1920's. Read more about Langston Hughes, his life, and his art here... or here... or here... And check out the following materials available at Bailey Library...

In the Stacks:
Let America be America again and other poems (Reading Room, 1st floor)
Langston Hughes: a study of the short fiction (PS 3515 U274 Z689 1993)
Langston Hughes: critical perspectives past and present (PS 3515 U274 Z672 1993)

The collected works of Langston Hughes (online through the catalog)

Children's Books (IMC):
Langston Hughes, American poet (Bio H893w2)
Love to Langston (811.54 M491L)
The block, illustrated by Romare Bearden (811 H893b)
Coming Home: from the life of Langston Hughes (Bio H893c)
The dream keeper and other poems (811.52 H893d)
The sweet and sour animal book (811.52 H893s)

Another place to find authoritative information on Langston Hughes... The Literature Resource Center, an excellent database for author and critical information.


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