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Ask The Puma Research Guides: Harlem

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Harlem” is a poem in the 1951 Montage of a Dream Deferred collection by Langston Hughes. The poem questions the consequences of deferred dreams.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3515.U274


Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Langston Hughes. 1989.

                    Call Number: PS3515.U274 Z668 1989

  • Hughes, Langston. The Poems 1951-1967. 2001.

                    Call Number: PS3515.U274 v.3



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  •  Hughes, Langston


Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism.Call Number: REF PN771.C59

o        Vol. 108, pg. 333

  • Masterplots II: Poetry Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN1110.5.M37 2002

o        Vol. 3, pg. 1649-51

  • Poetry CriticismCall Number: REF PN1010.P6

o        Vol. 53, pg. 173-4

  • Poetry for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1112.P752

o        Vol. 1, pg. 61-73


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This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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