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Harper, Donna Sullivan

Overview
Works: 16 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 8,171 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Serialized fiction  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publisher, Other
Classifications: PS3515.U274, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donna Sullivan Harper
The early simple stories by Langston Hughes( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The later Simple stories by Langston Hughes( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Short stories by Langston Hughes( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a collection of stories written between 1919 and 1963 that follow Hughes' literary development and the growth of his personal and political concerns
The collected works of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes( Book )

in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work
Not so simple : the "Simple" stories by Langston Hughes by Donna Sullivan Harper( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The "Simple" stories, Langston Hughes's satirical pieces featuring Harlem's Jesse B. Semple, have been lauded as Hughes's greatest contribution to American fiction. In Not So Simple, Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper provides the first full historical analysis of the Simple stories."--BOOK JACKET. "Harper traces the evolution and development of Simple from his 1943 appearance in Hughes's weekly Chicago Defender column through his 1965 farewell in the New York Post. Drawing on correspondence and manuscripts of the stories, Harper explores the development of the Simple collections, from Simple Speaks His Mind (1950) to Simple's Uncle Sam (1965), providing fresh and provocative perspectives on both Hughes and the characters who populate his stories."--BOOK JACKET. "Harper discusses the nature of Simple, Harlem's "everyman," and the way in which Hughes used his character both to teach fellow Harlem residents about their connection to world events and to give black literature a hero whose "day-after-day heroism" would exemplify greatness. She explores the psychological, sociological, and literary meanings behind the Simple stories, and suggests ways in which the stories illustrate lessons of American history and political science. She also examines the roles played by women in these humorously ironic fictions. Ultimately, Hughes's attitudes as an author are measured against the views of other prominent African American writers."--Jacket
The return of Simple by Langston Hughes( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of the works of an African-American writer (1902-1967). It features his hero, Jesse "Simple" Semple, as he philosophizes from a Harlem bar on subjects ranging from marrying whites to the taking of an African name
Short stories [of] Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langston Hughes was a master of many literary forms - poetry, plays, essays, novels, and memoirs. But it is as a short-story writer that his talents combined in an especially vibrant way: his gift for humor and irony, his love of the vernacular, his brilliance in depicting character, and his profound perceptions about American life. This new collection of forty-seven stories written between 1919 and 1963 - the most comprehensive available - showcases Hughes's literary blossoming and the development of his personal and political concerns. Many of the stories assembled here have long been out of print, and many have never before been collected. Included are Hughes's first stories, "Those Who Have No Turkey" and "Seventy-five Dollars," written for his high-school newspaper; his early work published in the groundbreaking African-American journals. The Crisis and The Messenger; and his later, masterful stories from Laughing to Keep from Crying, Something in Common, and The Ways of White Folks. These stories demonstrate Hughes's uncanny gift for elucidating the most vexing questions of American race relations and human nature in general. They are at once poignant, witty, angry, and deeply poetic
The collected works of Langston Hughes. the early simple stories by Langston Hughes( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains short stories written by twentieth-century African-American author Langston Hughes from his collections entitled "Simple Speaks His Mind," and "Simple Takes a Wife;" and includes notes and a chronology
The collected works of Langston Hughes. the later simple stories by Langston Hughes( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the third and fourth Simple collections, including "Simple Stakes a Claim, ' and 'Simple's Uncle Sam," and includes several episodes not previously featured in books
The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, vol. 1 The Poems, 1921-1940 by Langston Hughes( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langston Hughes : short stories by Langston Hughes( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complex process of crafting Langston Hughes's Simple, 1942-1949 by Donna Sullivan Harper( )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories by Langston Hughes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Forty-seven short stories by the noted African American author originally written between 1919 and 1963. The tales, arranged in chronological order, include those previously uncollected, such as his first stories (written while in high school) and other early works published in African American journals. Some strong language. 1996
The collected works of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early simple stories. by Langston Hughes( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Early Simple Stories( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Jesse B. Semple first sprang to life in Langston Hughes's weekly Chicago Defender column in 1943. Almost immediately, the "Simple stories", as they were routinely called, had a large and ever-increasing audience. Simple soon became Harlem's Everyman -- an ordinary black workingman, representative of the masses of black folks in the 1940s. Simple had migrated to Harlem, like many other blacks, seeking to escape the racism of the South, and he celebrated his new freedoms despite the economic struggles he still confronted. Simple's bar buddy and foil in the stories is the better-educated, more articulate Boyd who has never lived in the South. Their conversations permit Simple to speak the wisdom of the working class. By the time the first book of Simple stories was published, Hughes had honed and polished these two characters, enhancing the distinctions between the vernacular language of Simple and the more educated diction of his friend. Remaining within the Afrocentric world that was his chosen sphere, Hughes makes clear the message that Simple and Boyd are very much alike; both are black men in a racially unbalanced society. Both exist in a world within a world, in Harlem, the separate black community of New York City. Countless exchanges between Simple and his companion offer wit and wisdom that remind contemporary readers why Langston Hughes is so special
 
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Alternative Names
Akiba Sullivan Harper, Donna 1954-

Harper Akiba Sullivan

Harper, Akiba Sullivan 1954-

Harper, Donna A.

Harper, Donna A. 1954-

Harper Donna Akiba Sullivan

Harper, Donna Akiba Sullivan 1954-

Harper, Donna Sullivan

Sullivan Harper, Donna 1954-

Sullivan Harper, Donna Akiba 1954-

Languages
English (79)