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Short Stories

Hughes, Langston

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ISBN 10: 0809086581 / ISBN 13: 9780809086580
Published by Hill and Wang, New York, 1996
Condition: Collectible - Fine Hardcover
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Quarter bound in black cloth. xix, 299pp. Edited by Akiba Sullivan Harper. Introduction by Arnold Rampersad. Dust jacket, with crinkling around spine head, in new mylar cover. Size: 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 016106

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Title: Short Stories

Publisher: Hill and Wang, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Collectible - Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Forty-seven stories written between 1919 and 1963, from Hughes' first stories, written for his high-school magazine, to the masterful work from Laughing to Keep from Crying, Something in Common, and The Ways of White Folks.

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Short stories gathered from past collections and a few recovered pieces that Hughes himself had discarded make up this latest tribute to the accomplished writer, poet, and novelist of the Harlem revival. As in past collections, The Ways of White Folks (1934), Laughing to Keep From Crying (1952) and Something in Common and Other Stories (1963), Hughes portrays the urban dwellers--the cooks, panhandlers, night-club entertainers, fortunetellers--who live marginal existences in sparsely furnished rented rooms. Though he was a poet sensitive to language, he wrote with deliberate plainness, even roughness, and frequently quoted from spirituals and the blues.

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