Langston Hughes by Faith Berry
Before and Beyond Harlem

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This wonderful book: Langston Hughes: Before and Beyond Harlem is the first length portrait of Langston Hughes, the great American black writer who achieved belated recognition as one of the finest poets of our time.

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Published January 1, 1983 by Lawrence Hill & Co.. 376 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Dutiful rather than insightful, vivid, or eloquent, this study of writer/traveler Hughes is further limited by the unavailability of the complete Hughes papers--and by Berry's decision to treat the years after 1948 in a sketchy epilogue chapter.

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