Simple's Uncle Sam: With a New Introduction by Akiba Sullivan Harper (Rev)

Langston Hughes (Author) Akiba Sullivan Harper (Introduction by)
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Description

Langston Hughes's most beloved character comes back to life in this extraordinary collection

Langston Hughes is best known as a poet, but he was also a prolific writer of theater, autobiography, and fiction. None of his creations won the hearts and minds of his readers as did Jesse B. Semple, better known as "Simple." Simple speaks as an Everyman for African Americans in Uncle Sam's America. With great wit, he expounds on topics as varied as women, Gospel music, and sports heroes--but always keeps one foot planted in the realm of politics and race. In recent years, readers have been able to appreciate Simple's situational humor as well as his poignant questions about social injustice in The Best of Simple and The Return of Simple. Now they can, once again, enjoy the last of Hughes's original Simple books.

Product Details

Price
$19.00  $17.48
Publisher
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publish Date
May 15, 2000
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.45 X 0.55 X 8.24 inches | 0.58 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780809086818
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About the Author

Langston Hughes (1902-67) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and long resided in New York City's Harlem.

Reviews

"If you haven't yet made Simple's acquaintance, I recommend that you do so through the medium of Simple's Uncle Sam. It is delightful reading." --Robert Cromie, Chicago Tribune

"Mr. Hughes' Simple has delighted one generation and is now delighting another." --The New York Times

"This book is loaded with chuckles--and with thought." --The Los Angeles Herald Examiner