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The Big Sea: An Autobiography
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Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date June 26, 2008
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439505076
ISBN-10 1439505071
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.84 lbs.
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Original list price $25.00
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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 great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs. He knew the musicians and dancers, the drunks and dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet--at the center of the "Harlem Renaissance."

Arnold Rampersad writes in his incisive new introduction to The Big Sea, an American classic: "This is American writing at its best--simpler than Hemingway; as simple and direct as that of another Missouri-born writer...Mark Twain."

Book cover for 9780809015498
2 reissue edition from Hill & Wang Pub (August 1, 1993)
9780809015498 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The Black writer recalls his early years spent in Paris and Harlem of the Twenties
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With Langston Hughes | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439505076 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Introduction by Arnold Rampersad.
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 1993); titled "Big Sea: An Autobiography"
9781417616794 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $28.20
About: The Black writer recalls his early years spent in Paris and Harlem of the Twenties

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