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The Life of Langston Hughes Volume I 1902 1941 I Too Sing America Life of Langston Hughes 1902 1941 review Ý 104 Õ ❮Read❯ ➪ The Life of Langston Hughes Volume I 1902 1941 I Too Sing America Life of Langston Hughes 1902 1941 Author Arnold Rampersad &Poet playwright novelist and of Langston PDF #197 a grand figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the s Langston Hughes stands as one of the most extraordinary and prolific American writers of this century As the first installment of a two volume biography this portrait of Langston Hughes depicts his life from his birth in Missouri in to the winter of Rampersad recounts Hughes' early days The Life eBook #8608 in Kansas as a child of a family steeped in radical Abolitionism with an ancestor who fought and died at Harper's Ferry in John Brown's band Taught by his aged grandmother to revere freedom and justice he nevertheless led a lonely life as a child His mothe. Clearly the definitive biography of Hughes it also stands as an adeuate overview of his intersections with other African American literati in the first four decades of the twentieth century It follows Hughes's earlier years of experimentation with poetical form as blues and jazz in rhythm and rhyme through his politicization in the 1930s a time when Hughes felt he was too anodyne and wasn't saying enough about the plight of the African American in US society He dabbled with socialism and communism and even made trips to the Soviet Union and Civil War Spain He met and socialized with Nora Zeale Hurston and Richard Hughes and was a vibrant part of the Harlem Renaissance Some parts of the biography are fascinating than others especially when Rampersad gets out of factual name checking and analyzes relationships and influences His first patroness for instance was an absolute nutcase Hughes himself is rather a blank slate personally as his romantic life was obscured by lack of definitive personal records Some have even speculated that he was homosexual although Rampersad convinced me that he was rather asexual and reserved rather than a cad of any type Sympathetic to a large degree I look forward to reading the second volume to see how Hughes reacted to the civil rights movement

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To Mexico Cuba Haiti Africa Europe the Soviet Union China and Japan as well as all over the United States During his travels Hughes cultivated associations with a dazzling range of political activists patrons and fellow artists including Paul Robeson Zora Neale Hurston Carl Van Vechten Lincoln Steffens Nancy Cunard Ernest Hemingway and Claude McKay Based on exhaustive research in archival collections throughout the country especially in the Langston Hughes papers at Yale University's Beinecke Library Rampersad's masterful work presents a vivid portrait of one of our greatest writers and a sweeping panorama of culture and history in the early twentieth centu. This is the first time Hughes' private papers have been open for review so this book is an exhaustive meticulously detailed account of Hughes' life May be perfect for scholars but not the average reader Could have used synthesis and analysis

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The Life of Langston Hughes Volume I 1902 1941 I Too Sing America Life of Langston Hughes 1902 1941R left him in his grandmother's care while trying unsuccessfully to launch a career in the theater and his Life of Langston PDFEPUB #191 father a black man who seemed to hate blacks abandoned him to find a business career in Mexico Hughes grew into a highly disciplined and yet restless adult who found personal salvation in poetry Inspired by both the democratic chants of Walt Whitman and Life of Langston Hughes Volume eBook #8608 the vibrant forms of Afro American culture Hughes became the most original and revered of black poets Rampersad's study traces the Life of Langston Hughes Volume eBook #8608 nomadic yet dedicated spirit that led him as a young man. An exemplary biography Researched exhaustively than any I've read and with a rich psychological insight into Hughes