Ways Of White Folks
ISBN: 0679728171
EAN13: 9780679728177
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 12, 1990
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 8.1" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A collection of vibrant and incisive short stories depicting the sometimes humorous, but more often tragic interactions between Black people and white people in America in the 1920s and '30s.

One of the most important writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes is best known as a poet, but these stories showcase his talent as a lively storyteller. His work blends elements of blues and jazz, speech and song, into a triumphant and wholly original idiom.

Stories included in this collection:
Cora Unashamed
Slave on the Block
A Good Job Gone
Rejuvenation Through Joy
The Blues I'm Playing
Red-Headed Baby
Poor Little Black Fellow
Little Dog
Mother and Child
One Christmas Eve
Father and Son

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   A painful but very engrossing read
My only problem with this book is that it is sometimes painful and I became apprehensive about each new story. The main character would be killed? It is so engrossing, but very painful to read. And it does not always end badly.
The crazy thing about American fiction about historical race relations is that it never seems to me much like history. N 't at all.
   Must read for all Americans!
Langston Hughes provides reasonable conclusions of race situations and opinions during the early 1900s. Short stories are commical, sometimes lively and intense.
   A Wonderful Addition to My Library
Reading for everyone should be required. It could easily be titled The Ways of Black Folks, as it poetically weaves its stories with informative and enlightening resonance, as it aims to create a greater awareness of blacks and the often dismissed culture amidst whites educating them about the ways of that other America.
   The Ways of white Folks
It was a very good depiction of how African Americans were treated after the reconstruction by whites.
   An Excellent Read
These stories are really good and it is interesting to see how he nails the inner thinking of the Caucasian. It is rare if we are exposed to their way of thinking and doing things by someone outside their race. I recommend this book highly and some of these stories should be made into movies.
   Short stories about Jim Crow era blacks and the evil the American white person drowned them in.
This is a collection of the short stories written by a literary master -- Langston Hughes. The theme is generally Jim Crow era black folk and arguably the most evil species ever inflicted upon human society -- the American white person. The stories are mostly American white and highlight the unmatched evil of the sad person during the Jim Crow era. If you are into positive stories, this is not for you. If you are simply into great ones, grab that Langston Hughes off the shelf and enjoy. 910 :
   Must Read
My man Langston Hughes finished it again I did this book in a day and a 12 ''. Inside contains 14 well-written short stories by Langston Hughes that describe different encounters with whites that had black people. These experiences were VERY real for most The 3rd story, Home '', had a VERY traumatic ending. In its own way, each story was powerful. My favorites were Cora Unshamed, Slave on the Block, A Good Job Gone, Red-Headed Baby, Poor Little Black Fellow, Berry and Father and Son. The ending leads to the last short story by BROKE. MY : HEART is a holistic health care provider. If anybody else has read this, please reach out so we can chat I see myself rereading this to pass the time. I recommend this book to those interested in seeing how a majority of African Americans treated whites in the early 20th and 30s. It is a very insightful source.
   Wow! A must read!
This is some of the greatest literature I have ever laid my hands and eyes on. I wish we could read this in HS OR COLLEGE! Langston is a master of short stories. The way he brings racism, black and white experiences to life is like no other.
   What a gem!
This is a book of great stories - some of them sad and terrible, some wonderful - about the experiences of black people in the South when dealing with whites, primarily in the early 20th century. Finally, it is Langston Hughes, so it is pensive and moving without excess drama. It arrived on time and its price was more than reasonable, considering the value of the stories.