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Langston Hughes
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bobsburgers23
bobsburgers23 rated it 3 years ago
I enjoyed this collection, though some stories were a miss for me. I'm glad it wasn't too long though, it was not exactly an easy read because of the content. The straightforward style was refreshing though, especially after reading some more contemporary literary works this year.
TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead rated it 5 years ago
I read this for the Winter Solstice square. I am not at all familiar with the Harlem Renaissance period, so I went in with no expectations or background knowledge other than I knew Hughes was a poet from this era. Most of the work in this book is short; I could not really get the full picture of w...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 5 years ago
It seems that we're in Kansas, in an African American community, in 1912 and beyond. Whenever I go on vacation, I try to read some books by African American authors. I think I only managed this one this year. The issue for me, is that I can't possibly understand other people, unless I learn about th...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 6 years ago
Well, this isn't the book I thought I was getting. I thought I was going to read a semi-autobiographical story of a young, African-American man's growing up in Kansas. My mother grew up in Kansas about the same time, so I was interested in one of those compare and contrast kinds of thingies. But, I ...
catpdx
catpdx rated it 9 years ago
Doesn't much hold together as an actual novel - some passages feel patched together, while major events are brushed over in a few sentences. Sandy is somewhat of a weak protagonist; much of his growth is explained in paragraphs of prose, rather than through his own actions or agency, and he's rarely...
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