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The Short Stories

The Short Stories

1997 ·
·4.35·486 Ratings ·320 Pages
“ Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • 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.
  • 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
  • I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey

    1993·
    ·4.3·590 Ratings
    In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s.His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dictators
  • Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

    2015·
    ·4.43·41 Ratings
    This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert comme
  • 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
  • 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
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