The Big Sea

An Autobiography

by Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade—Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs. He knew the musicians and dancers, the drunks and dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet—at the center of the "Harlem Renaissance."
Arnold Rampersad writes in his incisive new introduction to The Big Sea, an American classic: "This is American writing at its best—simpler than Hemingway; as simple and direct as that of another Missouri-born writer...Mark Twain."
Cover design by Sara Eisenman. Cover photograph by Roy DeCarava © Sherry Turner DeCarava

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Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9780307939470
  • File size: 306674 KB
  • Release date: July 26, 2011
  • Duration: 10:38:45

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  • ISBN: 9780307939470
  • File size: 306674 KB
  • Release date: July 26, 2011
  • Duration: 10:38:45
  • Number of parts: 9

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Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade—Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs. He knew the musicians and dancers, the drunks and dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet—at the center of the "Harlem Renaissance."
Arnold Rampersad writes in his incisive new introduction to The Big Sea, an American classic: "This is American writing at its best—simpler than Hemingway; as simple and direct as that of another Missouri-born writer...Mark Twain."
Cover design by Sara Eisenman. Cover photograph by Roy DeCarava © Sherry Turner DeCarava

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