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Although best known as a poet and pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Langston Hughes proves himself one of modern literatureand#8217;s most revered and versatile African-American authors with andlt;I andgt;Not Without Laughter,andlt;/Iandgt; a powerful classic novel.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This is a moving portrait of African-American family life in 1930s Kansas, following young Sandy Rogers as he comes of age. Sandyand#8217;s mother, Annjee, works as a housekeeper for a rich white family, while his father, traverses the country in search of work.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Not Without Laughterandlt;/Iandgt; is a moving examination of growing up in a racially divided society. A rich and important work, Hughes deftly echoes the black American experience with this novel.

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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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Not Without Laughter is an important book. It gives a glimpse of Sandy, a poor Black boy, and his life in the plains. Hughes captures the intense, raw experience of his coming of age. Though life for Sandy is filled with despair and empty spots, there are moments that depict his integrity. This is a no fuss, deep into the dialogue novel with plenty of the diction that brought Hughes, as a poet, great acclaim. Equally important and impactful are Hughes' narrative on the racial divides of this country.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780020209850
Introduction:
Angelou, Maya
Author:
Angelou, Maya
Author:
Hughes, Langston
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Kansas
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Afro-American boys
Subject:
Kansas Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
African American boys
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
March 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 8.54 oz

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"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.

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