FINE CLOTHES TO THE JEW; (poems). Langston HUGHES.
FINE CLOTHES TO THE JEW; (poems).

FINE CLOTHES TO THE JEW; (poems).

NY: Knopf, 1927. First Edition, second printing. 8vo, pp. 90. A very good copy of the author's scarce second book. See Dickinson 2. Item #52642

Fine Clothes to the Jew, published midway through Hughes' college career, concentrated on Negro folk music. As Charles S. Johnson observed, the poems ... were a departure ... [and] marked a final, frank turning to the folk life of the Negro, striving to catch and give back to the world the strange music of the unlettered Negro his Blues'"[Dickinson p. 47].

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