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The big sea: an autobiography

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Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Pub. Date:
2011
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
1090L
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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. He knew the musicians and dancers, the drunks and dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet—at the center of the "Harlem Renaissance."Arnold Rampersad writes in his incisive new introduction to The Big Sea, an American classic: "This is American writing at its best—simpler than Hemingway; as simple and direct as that of another Missouri-born writer...Mark Twain."Cover design by Sara Eisenman. Cover photograph by Roy DeCarava © Sherry Turner DeCarava
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9780809015498
9780307939494
Lexile measure:
1090L
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Arnold Rampersad writes in his incisive new introduction to The Big Sea, an American classic: "This is American writing at its best—simpler than Hemingway; as simple and direct as that of another Missouri-born writer...Mark Twain."
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subject_facetAfrican American poets -- 20th century -- Biography
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Harlem Renaissance
Hughes, Langston, -- 1902-1967 -- Biography
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Harlem Renaissance
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