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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date November 5, 2008
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439571736
ISBN-10 1439571732
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Original list price $28.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar--. [Hughes] is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music--. This book is a glorious revelation."--Boston Globe

Spanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300 of which have never before appeared in book form), this magnificent volume is the definitive sampling of a writer who has been called the poet laureate of African America--and perhaps our greatest popular poet since Walt Whitman.  Here, for the first time, are all the poems that Langston Hughes published during his lifetime, arranged in the general order in which he wrote them and annotated by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel.

Alongside such famous works as "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and Montage of a Dream Deferred, The Collected Poems includes the author's lesser-known verse for children; topical poems distributed through the Associated Negro Press; and poems such as "Goodbye Christ" that were once suppressed.  Lyrical and pungent, passionate and polemical, the result is a treasure of a book, the essential collection of a poet whose words have entered our common language.


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Prebinding
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With Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (November 5, 2008)
9781439571736 | details & prices | List price $28.95
This edition also contains The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
About: "The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar--.
Hardcover
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1 edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 1, 1994)
9780679426318 | details & prices | 708 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 2.50 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $45.00
About: A complete anthology of the poetry of Langston Hughes presents 860 poems that capture the rhythms, emotions, cultural significance, and political awareness of African-American life, from his earliest works to his final collection
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781439571736
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (November 5, 2008)
9781439571736 | details & prices | List price $28.95
This edition also contains The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
About: "The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar--.

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