ISBN: 9780809015498

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."

Product details

  • Publisher : Hill and Wang; Second edition (August 1, 1993)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 335 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0809015498
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0809015498
  • Lexile measure : 1090L
  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.66 x 1.03 x 8.01 inches
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