Langston Hughes by Prof. Harold Bloom

Langston Hughes

Written by Prof. Harold Bloom
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Part of the Modern Critical Views Series


Langston Hughes by Prof. Harold Bloom

Poet, playwright, novelist, and public figure, Langston Hughes is regarded as a cultural hero who made his mark during the Harlem Renaissance. A prolific author, Hughes focused his writing on discrimination in and disillusionment with American society. His most noted works include the novel Not Without Laughter , the poem The Negro Speaks of Rivers, and the essay The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain , to name just a few. Langston Hughes, New Edition features compelling critical essays that create a well-rounded portrait of this great American writer. An introductory essay by Harold Bloom and a chronology tracing the major events in Hughes' life add further depth to this newly updated study tool.


An excellent and balanced discussion...

A publishing venture almost without precedent both in its scope and in the fact that it is guided by a single critical intelligence.

Harold Bloom adds some fantastic critical literary guides, providing interpretations and issues that should reach a wide audience from adults to young adults at the high school and college levels.

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247 pages


Prof. Harold Bloom
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Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th January 2008



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