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The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I: 1902-1941: I, Too, Sing America

by Arnold Rampersad

ISBN 0195054261 / 9780195054262 / 0-19-505426-1
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Rampersad, one of our foremost African-American scholars, is an apt biographer for Hughes (1902-67), our greatest black poet. I, Too, Sing America (volume 1) covers the years during which Hughes produced his best work and was most politically active; I Dream a World (volume 2) chronicles his artistic decline due to overwork in= response to perpetual financial difficulties. Both volumes are psychologically astute, critically penetrating and masterful in their intermingling of Hughes' story with a chronicle of the enormous changes that took place in black America during his lifetime. [via]