Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Born: February 1, 1902

Died: May 22, 1967

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, columnist, dramatist, essayist, lyricist, novelist

Biography: James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that the negro was in vogue which was later paraphrased as when Harlem was in vogue.

Source/Notes: Not So Simple: The Simple Stories by Langston Hughes (1996 edition), University of Missouri Press - ISBN: 9780826210883
Source/Notes: The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: Autobiography: I wonder as I wander (2003 edition), University of Missouri Press - ISBN: 9780826214348

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Source/Notes: The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: Essays on art, race, politics, and world affairs (2002 edition), University of Missouri Press - ISBN: 9780826213945

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Source/Notes: Selected Poems of Langston Hughes (1999 edition), Profile Books - ISBN: 9781852421274
Source/Notes: The Early Simple Stories (2002 edition), University of Missouri Press - ISBN: 9780826263858