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From the Archives: The Life and Poetry of Langston Hughes.

Biographer Arnold Rampersad is professor of Literature at Princeton. His two-volume biography of writer Langston Hughes was praised by critics as one of the best biographies of a black American writer. Rampersad also is the author of a biography of Richard Wright and co-author of tennis star Arthur Ashe's memoir, "Days of Grace. There's a new paperback edition of "The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes" edited by Rampersad and David Roessel (Vintage Classics). We'll hear Terry's interview with Rampersad about Langston Hughes. (REBROADCAST from 11/4/88)


Other segments from the episode on February 23, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 23, 1996: Interview with Arnold Rampersand; Review of the film "Before and After"; Interview with Stephen Schiff.


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