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Which sin to bear? : authenticity and compromise in Langston Hughes

Author: David Chinitz
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Which Sin to Bear? highlights how Langston Hughes struggled with the tension between genuine artistic meaning and commercial concessions throughout his prolific career.

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Named Person: Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Chinitz
ISBN: 9780199919697 0199919690
OCLC Number: 785722008
Description: xii, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Becoming Langston Hughes --
Producing authentic Blackness --
Authenticity in the blues poetry --
The ethics of compromise --
Simple goes to Washington: Hughes and the McCarthy committee --
"Speak to me now of compromise": Hughes and the specter of Booker T. --
Appendix A: Hughes's senate testimony in executive session --
Appendix B: Hughes's public testimony.
Responsibility: David E. Chinitz.
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Which Sin to Bear? is a brilliantly argued intervention in the ongoing critical debate about the ultimate meaning of the art of Langston Hughes. In the process, David Chinitz sheds invaluable light Read more...

 
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