Definition of Langston Hughes from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Langston Hughes

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(1902-67) a US poet and writer who was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance. He used African-American rhythms in his poems, most of which are about city life. They include The Weary Blues (1926), Not Without Laughter (1930) and One-Way Ticket (1949). He also wrote novels, plays, children's books and an autobiography.