242 : Building your Library # 12

Langston Hughes was an African American writer who spent the early 1920s in England and Paris. His autobiography The Big Sea of 1940s has been republished in England (Pluto Press, 1986) and in the U.S.A. It is available for £7.–.

A well-written biography by Arnold Rampersad was published in New York by Oxford University Press – volume 1 (1902-1941) in 1986 and volume 2 (1941-1967) in 1988. Copies are available for £5 to £7.–. They fill out details in The Big Sea.

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