Langston Hughes was one of the best-known poets in modern America and his first novel, “Not Without Laughter,” is undoubtedly his finest prose. A classic of African-American literature, it is the poignant story of a young black boy’s awakening to the sad and the beautiful realities of black life in a small Kansas town. Published in 1930, “Not Without Laughter” is a pioneering work of fiction, and has been in print ever since. This work is now available in trade paperback with a new introduction by best-selling author and poet Maya Anagelou and a foreword by writer Arna Bontemps.
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About Langston Hughes
LANGSTON HUGHES was born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902. By the time he enrolled in Columbia University he had already launched his literary career with his poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” published in Crisis in 1921. Often regarded as “the poet laureate… More about Langston Hughes
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Published by Knopf Jan 11, 2011| 324 Pages| ISBN 9780307873750