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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Amistad : Distributed by Penguin USA, c1993
|Named Person:||Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Anthony Appiah
|ISBN:||1567430163 9781567430165 1567430295 9781567430295|
|Description:||xii, 255 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Weary blues (1926) / Countee Cullen, Jessie Fauset --
Fine clothes to the Jew (1927) / DuBose Heyward, Margaret Larkin --
Not without laughter (1930) / V.F. Calverton, Sterling A. Brown --
Ways of white folks (1934) / Sherwood Anderson --
Big sea (1940) / Richard Wright, Katherine Woods --
Shakespeare in Harlem (1942) / Owen Dodson --
Fields of wonder (1947) / Hubert Creekmore --
One-way ticket (1949) / J. Saunders Redding --
Montage of a dream deferred (1951) / Babette Deutsch --
Simple takes a wife (1953) / Carl Van Vechten --
I wonder as I wander (1956) / J. Saunders Redding --
Selected poems (1959) / James Baldwin --
Tambourines to glory (1959) / Gilbert Millstein --
Ask your mama (1961) / Rudi Blesh --
Panther and the lash (1967) / W. Edward Farrison, Laurence Lieberman --
Hughes's Fine clothes to the Jew / Arnold Rampersad --
To the tune of those weary blues / Steven C. Tracy --
Hughes: His times and his humanistic techniques / Richard K. Barksdale --
"Some mark to make": Lyrical imagination of Langston Hughes / R. Baxter Miller --
Langston Hughes: Evolution of the poetic persona / Raymond Smith --
Or does it explode? / Onwuchekwa Jemie --
Christ and the killers / James A. Emanuel --
"I've wrestled with them all my life": Langston Hughes's Tambourines to glory / Leslie Catherine Sanders --
Old John in Harlem: Urban folktales of Langston Hughes / Susan L. Blake --
Practice of a social art / Maryemma Graham.
|Series Title:||Amistad literary series.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Appiah.|
"Praised not only for his contribution to literature, Hughes was also acknowledged as socially committed. Raymond Smith wrote that "Hughes viewed the poet's role as one of responsibility: the poet must strive to maintain his objectivity and artistic distance, while at the same time speaking with passion through the medium he has selected for himself." Hughes lovingly brought to life the menial workers, the street culture, and the disenchanted folk who were his brothers and sisters - while demonstrating the struggles of African Americans for first-class citizenship. Both Hughes's "day jobs" and his writings led him to explore his surroundings; he was multilingual and a world traveler, but he managed to stay connected to his own people and culture." "Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives Past and Present, one of six volumes of literary criticism that launch the Amistad Literary Series, offers more than a glimpse of Hughes as a man, a writer, and a poet. It digs deep with astute observations and analyses of one of America's most important writers by some of the world's most important scholars and writers."--BOOK JACKET.
- Hughes, Langston, -- 1902-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- African Americans in literature.
- African Americans in literature
- Hughes, Langston -- Criticism and interpretation
- Hughes, Langston, -- 1902-1967 -- Critique et interprétation.
- Noirs américains dans la littérature.
- Hughes, Langston