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."
- 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