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Langston Hughes
(CD audio book)

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Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2005.
CD audio book
Library ed.
Physical Desc:
1 sound disc (ca. 72 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (64 pages ; 18 cm.)
Hermitage - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 811.52 H8939L
North - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 811.52 H8939L
Southeast - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 811.52 H8939L

A remarkable series of audiobooks, featuring distinguished twentieth-century American poets reading from their own work. A first in audiobook publishing--a series that uses the written word to enhance the listening experience--poetry to be read as well as heard. Each audiobook includes rare archival recordings and a book with the text of the poetry, a bibliograohy, and commentary by J. D. McClatchy, the poet and critic, who is the editor of The Yale Review .

"Hearing poetry spoken by the poet is always a unique illumination. This series opens our ears to some of the most passionate utterances and enthralling performances ever recorded." --Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize winner, Poetry

"There has been a great need for a well-edited audio series for poetry, with high literary and technical quality. J. D. McClatchy has filled this need with great style." --Robert Pinsky

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was a writer of astonishing range. Poetry, fiction, plays, autobiography, essays, libretti for operas and Broadway musicals, and cantatas--work streamed from his desk. It is as a poet, though, that he is best known, and his place at the center of the Harlem Renaissance was enormously influential. He was the first African-American to write civil-rights protest poetry, as well as the first to use jazz and the blues as a basis for a literary style. Few poets have ever portrayed so vividly the black experience, its triumphs and travails, and in a language that cunningly dramatizes the folk vernacular. Hughes was born in Missouri, worked as a manual laborer and traveled the world--the better, in the end, to know intimately the realities of urban life for the displaced and rootless. He wrote with eloquence, humor, and a deep humanity.

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9781415920367 (set : liner), 1415920362 (set : liner)
Reading Level:
Level 6.5, 1 Points
Lexile code:
NP: Non-Prose


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Compact disc.
Read by the poet.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hughes, L. (2005). Langston Hughes. Library ed. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. 2005. Langston Hughes. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967, Langston Hughes. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hughes, Langston. Langston Hughes. Library ed. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape, 2005.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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