Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes


This generous volume is a genuine literary milestone, the first comprehensive collection of the verse of a writer who has been called both the poet laureate of African America and the greatest popular poet since Walt Whitman. The book contains 860 poems, including all the verse that Hughes published during his lifetime, and nearly 300 that have never before appeared in book form.

Edited by Arnold Rampersad.

Paperback, 736pp
Vintage, 1995
ISBN 9780679764083