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A shining star of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Langston Hughes is one of modern literature's most revered African-American authors. Although best known for his poetry, Hughes produced in Not Without Laughter a powerful and pioneering classic novel.

This stirring coming-of-age tale unfolds in 1930s rural Kansas. A poignant portrait of African-American family life in the early twentieth century, it follows the story of young Sandy Rogers as he grows from a boy to a man. We meet Sandy's mother, Annjee, who works as a housekeeper for a wealthy white family; his strong-willed grandmother, Hager; Jimboy, Sandy's father, who travels the country looking for work; Aunt Tempy, the social climber; and Aunt Harriet, the blues singer who has turned away from her faith.

A fascinating chronicle of a family's joys and hardships, Not Without Laughter is a vivid exploration of growing up and growing strong in a racially divided society. A rich and important work, it masterfully echoes the black American experience.

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Langston Hughes, long recognized as a major American poet and an influential force in African-American literature, brought to this, his first novel, the lyricism, humor, and sureness of touch that characterizes his award-winning poetry. This story reflects the joys and hardships of an African-American boy growing to manhood.

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Poet Langston Hughes' only novel, a coming-of-age tale that unfolds amid an African-American family in rural Kansas, explores the dilemmas of life in a racially divided society.

Synopsis:

A leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, poet Hughes wrote only one novel — but it is an incredibly powerful and moving work. This 1930s coming-of-age tale, which unfolds amid an African-American family in rural Kansas, explores the dilemmas of life in a racially divided society.

Table of Contents

I. Storm

II. Conversation

III. Jimboy's Letter

IV. Thursday Afternoon

V. Guitar

VI. Work

VII. White Folks

VIII. Dance

IX. Carnival

X. Punishment

XI. School

XII. Hard Winter

XIII. Christmas

XIV. Return

XV. One by One

XVI. Nothing but Love

XVII. Barber-Shop

XVIII. Children's Day

XIX. Ten Dollars and Costs

XX. Hey, Boy!

XXI. Note to Harriett

XXII. Beyond the Jordan

XXIII. Tempy's House

XXIV. A Shelf of Books

XXV. Pool Hall

XXVI. The Doors of Life

XXVII. Beware of Women

XXVIII. Chicago

XXIX. Elevator

XXX. Princess of the Blues

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James Frances, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by James Frances)
Hughs presents a coming of age story with a clear perspective of the challenges of family, race, education, and poverty in a rural midwest town in the early 20th century. The events and characters emerge from the page through beautiful prose and description. One of my favorite aspects of this book was the way in which we see the boy, Sandy, grow into a man gradually by hopping from one event to another--like flipping pages in a journal. This is an excellent read.
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9780486454481
Author:
Hughes, Langston
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Dover Thrift Editions
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angston Hughes
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City and town life
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Kansas
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
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Bildungsroman.
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Domestic fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20080431
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TRADE PAPER
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English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.41 lb

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Product details 224 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486454481 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Langston Hughes, long recognized as a major American poet and an influential force in African-American literature, brought to this, his first novel, the lyricism, humor, and sureness of touch that characterizes his award-winning poetry. This story reflects the joys and hardships of an African-American boy growing to manhood.
"Synopsis" by ,
Poet Langston Hughes' only novel, a coming-of-age tale that unfolds amid an African-American family in rural Kansas, explores the dilemmas of life in a racially divided society.
"Synopsis" by ,
A leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, poet Hughes wrote only one novel — but it is an incredibly powerful and moving work. This 1930s coming-of-age tale, which unfolds amid an African-American family in rural Kansas, explores the dilemmas of life in a racially divided society.
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