The big sea: An Autobiography

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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Pub. Date:
2011
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English
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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 musicians and dancers, the drunks and the dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet--at the center of the "Harlem Renaissance." Arnold Rampersad writes in his incisive 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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9780809015498
9780307939494
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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."
Cover design by Sara Eisenman. Cover photograph by Roy DeCarava © Sherry Turner DeCarava
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subject_facet African 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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topic_facet African American poets, Biography & Autobiography, Harlem Renaissance, Hughes, Langston, Intellectual life, Nonfiction