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First of all, I dont think i've ever read a book so fast.
I am not an African American, but in reading the book, I feel myself a part of the Harlem Renaissance, or a friend of Hughes who listens to his stories.
There is connection with him and his characters, yet a very well laid sense of objectivity in a very tumultuous time.
If you don't know much about the life of Langston, then this is a good place to start. Written over 50 years ago, it provides a sanitized glimpse into the life of this iconic... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Abou Fall
This expansive, witty, completely surprising autobiography is one of the best books about a young writer in search of himself and his voice since Joyce's "Portrait of an... Read morePublished 15 days ago by T-Bone
Boring. He's a great poet and short story writer, but not a good memoirist.Published 6 months ago by Collette Funkhauser
Ok...not really. It was part of the reading list for an English Literature class I took in college. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jason Long
An amazing autobiography of such a rich life of a young black man in virtually every scenario one could think of. I like his style of writing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by coloredgirl
langston hughes is one of my favorite authors and this work certainly delivers both entertainment and cultural consciousness, much like all of his worksPublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this autobiography of Langston Hughes travels as a young man, and also later in life. It helped to fill in other parts of his life I had already read about.Published 17 months ago by juanita beatty
I love autobiographies and how they can take you into another world. This book did exactly that; it left me with a greater understanding of the times that Langston Hughes lived. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Patti