The Resource The best of Simple, Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bernhard Nast

The best of Simple, Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bernhard Nast

Label
The best of Simple
Title
The best of Simple
Statement of responsibility
Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bernhard Nast
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Langston Hughes's stories about Jesse B. Semple--first composed for a weekly column in the Chicago Defender and then collected in Simple Speaks His Mind, Simple Takes a Wife, and Simple Stakes a Claim--have been read and loved by hundreds of thousands of readers. In The Best of Simple, the author picked his favorites from these earlier volumes, stories that not only have proved popular but are now part of a great and growing literary tradition
  • Simple might be considered an Everyman for black Americans. Hughes himself wrote: " ... these tales are about a great many people--although they are stories about no specific persons as such. But it is impossible to live in Harlem and not know at least a hundred Simples, fifty Joyces, twenty-five Zaritas, and several Cousin Minnies--or reasonable facsimiles thereof."
  • As Arnold Rampersad has written, Simple is "one of the most memorable and winning characters in the annals of American literature, justly regarded as one of Hughes's most inspired creations."
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1902-1967
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Langston
Dewey number
813.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3515.U274
LC item number
B4 1961
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1924-2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nast, Bernhard
  • Bemis/Flaherty Collection of Gay Poetry
Series statement
American century series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simple (Fictitious character)
  • African American men
  • Humorous stories, American
  • African Americans
  • African American men
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Simple (Fictitious character)
Label
The best of Simple, Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bernhard Nast
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "AC39"
  • A selection of the author's favorite stories chosen from three of his books: "Simple Speaks his Mind," "Simple Takes a Wife," and "Simple Stakes a Claim."
  • The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : Who is Simple? -- Feet live their own life -- Landladies -- Simple prays a prayer -- Conversation on the corner -- Simple on Indian blood -- A toast to Harlem -- Simple and his sins -- Temptation -- Wooing the muse -- Vacation -- Letting off steam -- Jealousy -- Banquet in honor -- A veteran falls -- High bed -- Final fear -- There ought to be a law -- Income tax -- No alternative -- Springtime -- Last whipping -- Seeing double -- Simple on military integration -- Blue evening -- A letter from Baltimore -- Seven rings -- What can a man say? -- Empty room -- Picture for her dresser -- Cocktail sip -- Apple strudel -- Bop -- Formals and funerals -- Fancy free -- Midsummer madness -- Morals is her middle name -- They come and they go -- A million : and one -- Two loving arms -- Kick for punt -- Subway to Jamaica -- No tea for the fever -- Boys, birds, and bees -- On the warpath -- A hearty amen -- Must have a seal -- Shadow of the blues -- Once in a wife-time -- Present for Joyce -- Christmas song -- Tied in a bow -- Sometimes I wonder -- Four rings -- Simply love -- Bang-up big end -- Duty is not snooty -- Bones, bombs, chicken necks -- A dog named Trilby -- Enter Cousin Minnie -- Radioactive red caps -- Two sides not enough -- Puerto Ricans -- Minnie again -- Vicious circle -- Again Cousin Minnie -- Name in print -- Minnie one more time -- An auto-obituary -- Jazz, jive, and jam
Control code
ocm00254361
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780809000395
Lccn
61014477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The best of Simple, Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bernhard Nast
Publication
Note
  • "AC39"
  • A selection of the author's favorite stories chosen from three of his books: "Simple Speaks his Mind," "Simple Takes a Wife," and "Simple Stakes a Claim."
  • The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : Who is Simple? -- Feet live their own life -- Landladies -- Simple prays a prayer -- Conversation on the corner -- Simple on Indian blood -- A toast to Harlem -- Simple and his sins -- Temptation -- Wooing the muse -- Vacation -- Letting off steam -- Jealousy -- Banquet in honor -- A veteran falls -- High bed -- Final fear -- There ought to be a law -- Income tax -- No alternative -- Springtime -- Last whipping -- Seeing double -- Simple on military integration -- Blue evening -- A letter from Baltimore -- Seven rings -- What can a man say? -- Empty room -- Picture for her dresser -- Cocktail sip -- Apple strudel -- Bop -- Formals and funerals -- Fancy free -- Midsummer madness -- Morals is her middle name -- They come and they go -- A million : and one -- Two loving arms -- Kick for punt -- Subway to Jamaica -- No tea for the fever -- Boys, birds, and bees -- On the warpath -- A hearty amen -- Must have a seal -- Shadow of the blues -- Once in a wife-time -- Present for Joyce -- Christmas song -- Tied in a bow -- Sometimes I wonder -- Four rings -- Simply love -- Bang-up big end -- Duty is not snooty -- Bones, bombs, chicken necks -- A dog named Trilby -- Enter Cousin Minnie -- Radioactive red caps -- Two sides not enough -- Puerto Ricans -- Minnie again -- Vicious circle -- Again Cousin Minnie -- Name in print -- Minnie one more time -- An auto-obituary -- Jazz, jive, and jam
Control code
ocm00254361
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780809000395
Lccn
61014477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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