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  • Library Binding
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439571732
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439571736
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 5.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,822,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John David Charles Hilton on 23 Nov 2001
Format: Hardcover
Langston Hughes has often been described as "The Negro Poet Laureate" and whilst this is more than justified, there is much more to his work than that even title implies. His language is direct and straight-forward without ever being over-simple, romantic but not sentimental. He rarely wastes words, poems such as Poem(2) "I Loved My Friend", "No Regrets" and "Suicide's Note" speaking beautifully, movingly and eloquently to all despite their brevity. The rhythms that run through his work are varied and affecting, always finely judged and moulded to the work, rather than the other way round. One facet that is easy to overlook is the sensuality that suffuses the poetry, from the "Make a song like that / with your lips" couplet in "Hurt" to the subtle warmth that caresses even poems such as "Dear Lovely Death". As a gifted and powerfully intelligent black man living in America, he could not help but be aware of prejudice and inequality, but he avoids simple finger-wagging in favour of more substantial representations. This beautiful edition (now also available in paperback) packs in all 860 poems published during his lifetime along with an excellent introduction, detailed chronology and genuinely useful notes. It is a pity there is not a proper contents list at the front, but other than that the edition is beautifully presented, making up for Serpent's Tails' shoddy printing of "Selected Poems" (which I bought this to replace). The portrait on the front is gorgeous. If you love poetry - then buy this book. If you love beautiful language - buy this. If you love people - buy this. It really is that good. And that important.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Mar 1998
Format: Paperback
Langston Hughes is one of the most amazing poets of the 20th century. He is called the "Poet Laurete of the Negro Race." You can see his passion for writing through the beautiful poems included in this collection. "The Negro Speaks Rivers" is one of my favorite poems. Written in 1919 on the train to Mexico, it was the first poem that Hughes ever wrote. It is now a landmark in African American Literature as it marks the beginning of the Harlem Renassiance. Hughes poem "Harlem" touches me deeply. The opening line grabs the reader: "What happens to a dream defered?" Hughes knows his passion and used it to snag the reader, taking them to a world of rich culture and beautiful ideals.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vera Waters author on 1 July 2013
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What an amazing book.
Many years ago before computers had conquered the world I came across a slip of paper used to mark a page in a second hand book on it were written the words. 'Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.' There was no clue as to the poet and try as I might I could not discover its origin. however each year I wrote the words on the opening page of my new diary.
Then one day I discovered its was written by Langston Hughes the American poet. I wanted to know more of him, so much more.When I bought this volume it was as though all my birthdays had come at once.If you enjoy poetry you will find this work spellbinding and moving beyond belief. An absolute treasure beckoning you to take a journey of discovery. Library bound it will last through to a future generation a testament to its time and events.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Inácio Mtnez-Almeida on 17 Jun 2010
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Don't be fooled by Hughes' apparent simplicity. He delivers deep thoughts with direct messages, using the rhythmical models of blues and jazz. Race and class consciousness are only his most obvious themes, but there is much more under the surface. Read on and be moved by his delicacy, his desire for freedom, equality and real democracy.
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Phew! Hughes was a new one for me, and all I can say is I regret not having come across him earlier.
Minstrel Man really made me sit up.
This book is good - well set out and clear, and one to dip into on a regular basis.
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