This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Early Autumn” by Langston Hughes. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was a renowned American author and social advocate. As a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance, he played a vital role in the resurgence of African-American art and literature. Hughes' body of work includes poetry, prose, non-fiction, and plays, earning him numerous accolades throughout his career. The short story "Early Autumn" initially debuted in the Chicago Defender newspaper and was subsequently featured in Hughes' 1963 compilation, Something in Common and Other Stories.
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