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The Ways of White Folks

The Ways of White Folks

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  • Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: September 12, 1990
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72817-7 (0-679-72817-1)
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Like his most famous poems, Langston Hughes’s stories are messages from that “other” America, sharply etched vignettes of its daily life, cruelly accurate portrayals of black people colliding—sometimes humorously, more often tragically—with whites. Filled with mordant wit and human detail, whether his character is a poor black musician or wealthy whites who collect Negroes, The Ways of White Folks is unmistakably the work of not only a great poet, but also a shrewd and compelling storyteller.

“Within the range of these stories there is humor, pathos, terror, and satire. I suspect that Langston Hughes is revealing here that mysterious quality in writing that we call genius.”—Horace Gregory

Table of Contents
Cora Unashamed
Slave on the Block
A Good Job Done
Rejuventation Through Joy
The Blues I'm Playing
Red-Headed Baby
Poor Little Black Fellow
Little Dog
Mother and Child
One Christmas Eve
Father and Son