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The Weary Blues

Hughes, Langston
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (N/A)
Published: February 25, 2022
ISBN: 9780486849010
96 pages
Country of publication: United States


The Weary Blues is Langston Hughes’s first published collection of poems, immediately celebrated as a tour de force upon its release. Over ninety years after its publication, it remains a critically acclaimed literary work and still invokes a fresh, contemporary feeling and offers a powerful reflection of the Black experience. From the title poem “The Weary Blues,” echoing the sounds of the blues, to “Dream Variation,” ringing with joyfulness, to the “Epilogue” that mimics Walt Whitman in its opening line, “I, too, sing America,” Hughes writes clearly and colorfully, and his words remain prophetic and relevant today.

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