Essential Hughes CD

Essential Hughes  CD
Item# 9780061336942

Product Description

by Langston Hughes, Langston Hughes (Read by)


A rare and exceptional recording of Langston Hughes reading his own poetry, as well as his own commentary and reflections, on CD for the first time!

Collection includes: One Way Ticket The Negro Speaks of Rivers Puzzled Trumpet Player Ballad of the Gypsy Kid Sleepy Southern Mammy Songs Migrant Mama and Daughter Sylvester's Dying Bed Intern at Provident Hospital Merry-Go-Round Ku Klux Klan The South Mulatto Out of Work The Explanation of Our Times Dinner Guest: Me Cultural Exchange Along with commentary and reflections from the author


Langston Hughes (1902-1967) ranks as one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century. A landmark figure in the Harlem Renaissance, his work profoundly captures and celebrates the trials and triumphs of his exquisitly drawn characters. In addition to his poetry, he was also the author of the novels Not Without Laughter and Something in Common, the play Mulatto, and two volumes of autobiography.

Compact Disc - Unabridged, 1 CD, 1 hour