Hei ren shi xuan. Langston Hughes, *Arna Bontemps, Qi Zhang.
Hei ren shi xuan
Hei ren shi xuan
Hei ren shi xuan

Hei ren shi xuan

Beijing: Zuo jia chu ban she, 1957. Paperback. [2], 102p. Softcover in original wrapper. 18 cm. Text moderately browned. Modest rippling along left side. Some adhesion along inner margin on last leaf. INSCRIBED in Chinese on the title-page by the translator. Chinese text. The illustration on the front cover is an edited version of the left portion of the Charles White print titled "Harvest Talk." We were told that this is a Chinese translation of "The Poetry of the Negro, 1746-1949," the anthology edited by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps. It includes one or more poems by at least seventeen African American authors (George Moses Horton, James M. Whitfield, Frances E. W. Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Joseph Seamon Cotter, Fenton Johnson, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Waring Cuney, Frank Horne, Sterling Brown, Frank Marshall Davis, Melvin Tolson, Robert Hayden and Margaret Walker). Still, this volume seems much too slim to be a translation of the entire Hughes/Bontemps anthology. Perhaps it is a translation of the poems in that volume which were selected or approved for translation. At any rate, it is quite uncommon. OCLC locates 5 copies (National Library of China, Shanghai Library, Wuhan Library, Harvard's Yenching Library and Brown University). Very Good. Item #90031

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