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Arnold Rampersad

Arnold Rampersad

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“ Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than the silience. ” ― BUDDHA
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  • The Big Sea

    1993·
    ·4.17·1,128 Ratings
    Introduction by Arnold Rampersad.Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs.
  • Ralph Ellison: A Biography

    2007·
    ·4.15·172 Ratings
    The definitive biography of one of the most important American writers and cultural intellectuals of the twentieth century--Ralph Ellison, author of the masterpiece "Invisible Man." In 1953, Ellison's explosive story of an innocent young black man's often
  • Collected Poems

    1997·
    ·4.23·187 Ratings
    Robert Hayden was a fellow of the American Academy of Poets, a poetry consultant to the Library of Congress, and a professor of English at the University of Michigan. He received numerous awards for his poetry in his lifetime, among them to Hopwood Awards
  • Harlem Renaissance

    2007·
    ·4.14·130 Ratings
    A finalist for the 1972 National Book Award, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "brilliant" and "provocative," Nathan Huggins' Harlem Renaissance was a milestone in the study of African-American life and culture. Now this classic history is being
  • The Short Stories

    1997·
    ·4.35·486 Ratings
    The Short Stories of Langston HughesThis collection of forty-seven stories written between 1919 and 1963--the most comprehensive available--showcases Langston Hughes's literary blossoming and the development of his personal and artistic concerns. Many of
  • Black Thunder

    1992·
    ·3.65·141 Ratings
    'Gabriel Prosser's 1800 slave revolt allowed Bontemps to warn of the rebellion that would come of poverty and racial oppression. This metaphor of revolution is at the same time a highly pertinent representation of black masculinity that will reward studen
  • The Collected Poems

    1995·
    ·4.33·14,822 Ratings
    "The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar--. [Hughes] is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music--. This book is a glorious revelation."--Boston GlobeSpanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300
  • Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

    2006·
    ·4.31·487 Ratings
    Sterling proudly announces an exciting and vibrant addition to Poetry for Young People: The first African-American themed book in the series, featuring the poems of the extraordinary Langston Hughes. Edited by the two leading experts on Hughes’s work, a
  • Jackie Robinson: A Biography

    1998·
    ·4.14·859 Ratings
    The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad, who was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachel, to tell her husband's story, and was given unprecedented access to his private papers. We ar
  • The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I: 1902-1941, I, Too, Sing America

    2002·
    ·4.46·166 Ratings
    February 1, 2002 marks the 100th birthday of Langston Hughes. To commemorate the centennial of his birth, Arnold Rampersad has contributed new Afterwords to both volumes of his highly-praised biography of this most extraordinary and prolific American writ
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