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Langston Hughes

Poet, Novelist, Playwright (1-Feb-1902 — 22-May-1967)


Richard K. Barksdale. Langston Hughes: The Poet and His Critics. Chicago: American Library Association. 1977. 155pp.

Emily Bernard (editor). Remember Me To Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2001. 400pp.

Faith Berry. Langston Hughes: Before and Beyond Harlem. L. Hill. 1983. 376pp.

Tish Dace (editor). Langston Hughes: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge University Press. 1997.

Donald C. Dickinson. A Bio-Bibliography of Langston Hughes, 1902-1967. Archon Books. 1967. 267pp.

James A. Emanuel. Langston Hughes. Twayne. 1967.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Kwame Anthony Appiah (editors). Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. New York: Amistad Press. 1993. 255pp.

James S. Haskins. Always Movin' On: The Life of Langston Hughes. Danbury, CT: Franklin Watts. 1976.

Langston Hughes. The Big Sea: An Autobiography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1940. 335pp.

Onwuchekwa Jemie. Langston Hughes: An Introduction to the Poetry. Columbia University Press. 1976.

Joseph McLaren. Langston Hughes: Folk Dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1997. 248pp.

Milton Meltzer. Langston Hughes: A Biography. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 1968. 218pp.

R. Baxter Miller. The Art and Imagination of Langston Hughes. University Press of Kentucky. 1989. 160pp.

Edward J. Mullen. Langston Hughes in the Hispanic World and Haiti. Hamden, CT: Archon Books. 1977. 193pp.

Edward J. Mullen (editor). Critical Essays on Langston Hughes. Boston: G. K. Hall. 1986.

Charles H. Nichols (editor). Arna Bontemps/Langston Hughes Letters, 1925-1967. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1980. 529pp.

Therman B. O'Daniel (editor). Langston Hughes, Black Genius: A Critical Evaluation. New York: William Morrow. 1971. 245pp.

Audrey Osofsky. Free To Dream: The Making of a Poet: Langston Hughes. New York: Lothrop Lee & Shepard. 1996. 112pp.

Hans A. Ostrom. A Langston Hughes Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press. 2001. 480pp.

Hans A. Ostrom. Langston Hughes: A Study of the Short Fiction. Twayne. 1993. 125pp.

Arnold Rampersad. Langston Hughes: The Man, His Art, and His Continuing Influence. New York: Garland/Taylor & Francis. 1995. 178pp.

Arnold Rampersad. The Life of Langston Hughes. Oxford University Press. 1986. (2 vols.) Volume I (I, Too, Sing America) covering 1902-41, Volume II (I Dream a World), 1941-67.

Charlemae H. Rollins. Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company. 1970. 143pp.

Steven C. Tracy. A Historical Guide to Langston Hughes. Oxford University Press. 2003. 264pp.

Steven C. Tracy. Langston Hughes and the Blues. University of Illinois Press. 1988. 320pp.


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  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.577)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.329)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.743)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.519)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.121)

  13. Twentieth Century Authors (p.683)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.353)

  15. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.100)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.490)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.354)

  18. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.160-64)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.465)

  20. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.4, pp.419-25)

  21. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.389)

  22. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.153)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.7)

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