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The Best of Simple

The Best of Simple( )
Author: Hughes, Langston
ISBN:978-0-374-52133-2
Publication Date:Sep 1990
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Imprint:Hill & Wang
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

Twenty years ago, JT McCord jilted Molly Lawford. She survived and moved on to marry twice, but her first husband died and her second husband ran off with a hairdresser. Molly gave up on romance and settled down in Tangle Butte, Minnesota, as a small town reporter. Now JT McCord is back in town as the Chief of Police. His first official act is to investigate how Molly's thought-to-be-vanished husband turned up buried next to the septic tank in Molly's back yard, dug up by a neighbor's...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / African American / General
Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Fiction / Humorous / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.58 Inches
Book Weight:0.726 Pounds
Author Biography
Hughes, Langston (Author)
Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published.

Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks disapproved of his unflattering portrayal of black life. His numerous published volumes include, "The Weary Blues," "Fine Clothes to the Jew," and "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Hughes earned several awards during his lifetime including: a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, and a Spingarn Medal from the NAACP.

Langston Hughes died of heart failure on May 22, 1967.

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