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The worlds of Langston Hughes : modernism and translation in the Americas

Author: Vera M Kutzinski
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kutzinski shows that translating and being translated (and often mistranslated) are as vital to Hughes's own poetics as they are to understanding the historical network of cultural relations known as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vera M Kutzinski
ISBN: 9780801451157 0801451159 9780801478260 080147826X
OCLC Number: 1057069935
Awards: Winner of Shortlist, 2013 Christian Gauss Award (Phi Beta Ka.
Description: 358 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : in others' words : translation and survival --
Nomad heart : heterolingual autobiographical --
Southern exposures : Hughes in Spanish --
Buenos Aires blues : modernism in the creole city --
Havana vernaculars : the Cuba Libre project --
Back in the USSA : Joe McCarthy's mistranslations.
Responsibility: Vera M. Kutzinski.

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"Although Hughes is highly regarded in US literature, he may be even more of an iconic figure in Hispanic culture. Kutzinski illustrates how his works, as translated into Spanish, made an indelible Read more...

 
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