The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes Cover art by Harlem artist Aaron Douglas. The Weary Blues was an iconic piece of African American poetry in which Hughes writes about the world around him in the Harlem and the emotions of the music surrounding him.
Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes A shining star of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Langston Hughes is one of modern literature's most revered African-American authors. Although best known for his poetry, Hughes produced in Not Without Laughter a powerful and pioneering classic novel.This stirring coming-of-age tale unfolds in 1930s rural Kansas. A poignant portrait of African-American family life in the early twentieth century, it follows... #classiclit #doverthrift ...
Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.
Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: Langston Hughes—The Prophetic Poetic Voice of the Black Experience. For many folks Langston Hughes is THE great African American Poet. Certainly he was a break out star who won wide audiences among both Blacks and Whites with gritty yet lyrical poems that unflinchingly cast a light on the Black experience—and his personal experience—in America. In doing so he opened the doors for others. Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902.
In 1925 Langston Hughes was working as a busboy at Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. He took the job to support himself while writing. By this time, "Weary Blues" and other poems had already been published in magazines and newspapers.