“Seven People Dancing” by Langston Hughes Originally published in the June 6 & 13, 2016 issue of The New Yorker. Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker website.
Obviously not a “new” story (in fact, the magazine says it was written “circa 1961”), Langston Hughes’ “Seven People Dancing” comes to us for the first time in this issue. Publishing a previously unpublished work by a dead author is not new for The New Yorker, the practice nevertheless always raises the question: why was this never before published? Is it any good?
I’ve actually quite liked several of these types of pieces, though, so I’m looking forward to this one!
And looking forward to your thoughts, naturally.