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Book Title: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1899-1967: The Classic Anthology|
The author of the book: Langston Hughes
Date of issue: February 28th 1969
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.50 MB
Edition: Back Bay Books
Read full description of the books The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1899-1967: The Classic Anthology:Long before we even heard of great contemporary writers we get amazing, touching, slice-of-life and memoirs such as Alice Walker's "To Hell With Dying", Mary Elizabeth Vroman's "See How They Run" to Kristin Hunter's "An Interesting Social Study".
Here, Hughes showcases shorts from some of his idols, Paul Lawrence Dunbar's "The Scapegoat", to people he was fortunate enough to collaborate with and/or influence; Lebert Bethune's "The Burglar", "A Summer Tragedy," by Arna Bontemps, Ernest J. Gaines' "A Long Day in November" and Ralph Ellison's"Flying Home", Zora Neale Hurston's"The Guilded Six-Bits" and James Baldwin's "This Morning, This Evening, So Soon". These and a dozen more compliment his own 1958 awesome short, "Thank You, M'am," a litle ditty about a would-be purse snatcher, Roger, getting more than he bargained for when the rotund matronly older woman, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, gets ahold of him one day!
This would be one of Hughes' last published works before his untimely death.
For Short Story lovers, this collection is eclectic, funny, sad and everything in between. I highly recommend Walker's heart-warming memoir for its testimony to the extended family that make us who we are-nearly as much an influence as our immediate families.
Read information about the authorLangston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue."
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