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Langston Hughes • 87 Items / 38 Books, 28 Articles, 20 Poems
Simple Takes a Wife (1953)
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    The Literary Sampler (4 Reviews)
    Letters of Sherwood Anderson, by Howard Mumford Jones, Walter B. Rideout, and Sherwood ...
    1. Letters of Sherwood Anderson by Howard Mumford Jones, Walter B. Rideout, and Sherwood Anderson, ...
    2. The Genius of American Politics by Daniel J. Boorstin
    3. Simple Takes a Wife by Langston Hughes
    4. Our Animal Neighbors by Alan Devoe and Mary Berry Devoe
    The Saturday Review, June 20, 1953, pp. 14-15
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    Frank's Fine Novel (6 Reviews)
    Men Like Shadows, by Dorothy Charques
    1. Men Like Shadows by Dorothy Charques
    2. The Marriage of Elizabeth Whitacker by Jacobine Hichens
    3. Hotel Talleyrand by Paul Hyde Bonner
    4. 'Tis Folly to Be Wise by Lion Feuchtwanger
    5. Simple Takes a Wife by Langston Hughes
    6. Not Heaven by Waldo Frank
    The New Republic, June 29, 1953, p. 21
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    Briefly Noted (6 Reviews)
    Fiction
    1. The Naked Heart by John Lee Weldon
    2. Simple Takes a Wife by Langston Hughes
    3. The Southpaw by Mark Harris
    4. In the Wet by Nevil Shute
    5. Seven and a Half Cents by Richard Pike Bissell
    6. The Marriage of Elizabeth Whitacker by Jacobine Hichens
    The New Yorker, May 23, 1953, p. 117
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    Pseudo-Fictions (9 Reviews)
    The Hate Merchant, by Niven Busch
    1. The Hate Merchant by Niven Busch
    2. Simple Takes a Wife by Langston Hughes
    3. The Human Kind by Alexander Baron
    4. Patrol by Fred Majdalany
    5. A Bargain with God by Thomas Savage
    6. The Good-for-Nothing by James Yaffe
    7. The Southpaw by Mark Harris
    8. White Hunter, Black Heart by Peter Viertel
    9. Martha Crane by Charles Gorham
    Commentary, September 1953, pp. 280-282
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    New Books in Brief (14 Reviews)
    The Diplomats, 1919-1939, by Gordon A. Craig and Felix Gilbert
    1. The Diplomats, 1919-1939 by Gordon A. Craig and Felix Gilbert
    2. Blue Trout and Black Truffles by Joseph Wechsberg
    3. A Hopkins Reader by John Pick and Gerard Manley Hopkins
    4. Feeling and Form by Susanne K. Langer
    5. Essay in Politics by Scott Buchanan
    6. The Impact of Science on Society by Bertrand Russell
    7. The Life and Death of a Newspaper by J.W. Robertson Scott
    8. Some Faces in the Crowd by Budd Schulberg
    9. American Vanguard, 1953 by Charles I. Glicksberg and Brom Weber
    10. The Military Necessity by Alfred de Vigny
    11. The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
    12. Simple Takes a Wife by Langston Hughes
    13. Children Are Bored on Sunday by Jean Stafford
    14. Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
    The Nation, June 6, 1953, pp. 486-488