Langston Hughes

Best known for his poetry, Langston Hughes is a literary giant. Sadly, I only discovered him in 2020. In my quest to diversify my reading, I found his first memoir, The Big Sea. I fell head over heels in love with his writing. And then I began acquiring as many of his works as possible. And loving them all.

“He watched the blue-grey dawn blot out the night in the sky; and then pearl-grey blot out the blue, while the stars faded to points of dying fire.”Not Without Laughter

Langston Hughes works I’ve read so far:

  1. The Big Sea (memoir)
  2. The Best of Simple (short stories)
  3. The Short Stories of Langston Hughes (short stories)
  4. Not Without Laughter (fiction)
  5. The Selected Letters of Langston Hughes (anthology of letters) [currently reading]