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  • Author:
    Arna Wendell Bontemps
  • ISBN:
    0396076874
  • ISBN13:
    978-0396076872
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    Dodd Mead; First Edition edition (February 1, 1980)
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    529 pages
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For forty-two years Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes wrote letters to each other--literally thousands of letters. From 1925 to 1967, when Mr. Hughes passed away--a period of astounding historical events, during which they wrote

For forty-two years Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes wrote letters to each other--literally thousands of letters. Hughes passed away--a period of astounding historical events, during which they wrote. Both men were born in 1902, and met in Harlem in 1924 when attending a poetry reading of Countee Cullen's. Within the pages of these letters is a treasure trove. The wealth of information is incredibile.

Arna Wendell Bontemps (/bɒnˈtɒm/ bon-TOM) (October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973) was an American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance. Bontemps was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, into a Louisiana Creole family. His ancestors included free people of color and French colonists. His father was a contractor and sometimes would take his son to construction sites. As the boy got older, his father would take him along to speak-easies at night that featured jazz.

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Letters that open a window of time. com User, August 19, 2001.

book by Langston Hughes. 1980 Dodd, Mead & Company hardcover. Arna Wendell Bontemps. Letters that open a window of time. This is one of the most touching, endearing books I have ever been blessed to read. Think of it! For forty-two years Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes wrote letters to each other--literally thousands of letters.

Arna Bontemps-Langston Hughes Letters. Literary Masterpieces, Volume 15). print Print. Of the current group of such books, the one which contains the letters exchanged between Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes may be the most significant. Not only can it enrich one’s understanding of two of the foremost Afro-American writers, but it also can provide one with new insights into both the hostile social and political background against which they had to struggle in the United States, and the rich cultural tradition which they exemplified and encouraged both here in their country and in other parts of. the world.

Popo and Fifina, with Arna Bontemps, 1932. Arna Bontempts-Langston Hughes Letters, 1925–1967, Dodd, Mead & Company. The First Book of the Negroes, 1952. The First Book of Jazz, 1954. My Adventures as a Social Poet" (essay), Phylon, 3rd Quarter 1947.

With Zora Neale Hurston) Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life (play), HarperCollins, 1991.

Arna Wendell Bontemps. A life-time of letters from from poet Arna Wendell Bontemps to author Langston Hughes. Great book for anyone w/ an interest in the Harlem Renaissance.

Home Bontemps, Arna & Hughes, Langston Letters 1925-1967. Bibliographic Details. Title: Letters 1925-1967. Publisher: New York: Dood, Mead, 1980. Bontemps, Arna & Hughes, Langston. Published by New York: Dood, Mead, 1980, 1980. From Bibliodisia Books (Chicago, IL, . Price: US$ 3. 7 Convert Currency. Publication Date: 1980.

Black cloth binding. Chronology for Bontemps and Hughes, chronology of "Afro-American Affairs", facsimile letters, index.

Hystana
Great writing.
Axebourne
Wonderfully written. Just as expected.
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I picked this book up at a 'bargain' book sale in Roswell, New Mexico 24 years ago and get more out of it every time I pick it up. Little things, like; how difficult it was for African-Americans to organize and complete a drive cross-country in the 20's, 30's, 40's and even 1950's. Where do you stay enroute? And, which is the safest route to take? How to contact people you can trust for an overnight stay in El Paso, Texas? These folks were undaunted in pursuit of their social and personal agendas and just kept forging ahead. Also got me interested in the fantastic work of Bontemps whom I'd never heard of before!
Abandoned Electrical
This is one of the most touching, endearing books I have ever been blessed to read. Think of it! For forty-two years Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes wrote letters to each other---literally thousands of letters. From 1925 to 1967, when Mr. Hughes passed away---a period of astounding historical events, during which they wrote. Both men were born in 1902, and met in Harlem in 1924 when attending a poetry reading of Countee Cullen's. They became friends immediately, soon collaborating on their first of several successful books written together. Within the pages of these letters is a treasure trove. The wealth of information is incredibile. We begin during the Harlem Renaissance...then the south and New York City during the Depression...from this, World War II, followed by the many events of the fifties and sixties. Throughout it all, the men are struggling both as writers, and as African Americans during a time of horrendous Jim Crow and lynching. But the horrors of such discriminations do not defeat them...with untold courage and dignity both writers plunge onward. By the time both men reached retirement age, they each had become so famous that universities were diligently seeking to obtain their letters! Charles Nichols who selected and edited their letters here, writes a wonderful introduction about the lives of both men. Aside from a really neat chronology following the letters, the whole of the book is dedicated to the letters. There is so much here, folks. This is one, very awesome book, and I highly recommend it to anyone.