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Langston Hughes (1902–1967)

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Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While visa mer working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published. Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks disapproved of his unflattering portrayal of black life. His numerous published volumes include, "The Weary Blues," "Fine Clothes to the Jew," and "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Hughes earned several awards during his lifetime including: a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, and a Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. Langston Hughes died of heart failure on May 22, 1967. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
Foto taget av: From Wikipedia. Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936.

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Verk av Langston Hughes

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes (1959) 1,329 exemplar
Tant Hagers barn (1930) 636 exemplar
The Big Sea: An Autobiography (1963) 427 exemplar
My People (2009) 378 exemplar
I, Too, Am America (2012) 286 exemplar
The Best of Simple (1961) 284 exemplar
The Negro Speaks of Rivers (2009) 209 exemplar
The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1899-1967: The Classic Anthology (1967) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 174 exemplar
The Weary Blues (1926) 167 exemplar
Vintage Hughes (2004) 149 exemplar
Hughes: Poems (1999) 139 exemplar
The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1605) 136 exemplar
The Langston Hughes Reader (1958) 136 exemplar
The First Book of Jazz (1955) 103 exemplar
The Block (1995) 82 exemplar
Sail Away (2015) 74 exemplar
The Book of Negro Folklore (1958) 72 exemplar
Tambourines to Glory (1958) 71 exemplar
Popo and Fifina (1932) 71 exemplar
An African Treasury (1960) — Redaktör — 68 exemplar
The Return of Simple (1994) 63 exemplar
Simple's Uncle Sam (1965) 61 exemplar
Lullaby (For a Black Mother) (2013) 58 exemplar
Black Misery (1969) 54 exemplar
Simple speaks his mind (1950) 33 exemplar
On the Road 32 exemplar
The First Book of Africa (1960) 28 exemplar
Famous American Negroes (1612) 27 exemplar
The First Book of Rhythms (1954) 26 exemplar
Famous Negro Music Makers (1955) 25 exemplar
The Poetry of the Negro: 1746-1949 (1949) — Redaktör — 25 exemplar
New Negro Poets U. S. A. (1964) 24 exemplar
The Short Stories (2002) 24 exemplar
The Pasteboard Bandit (1997) 21 exemplar
Don't You Turn Back (1969) 20 exemplar
Boy of the Border (2009) — Författare — 16 exemplar
Simple takes a wife (1953) 15 exemplar
Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951) 14 exemplar
Famous Negro Heroes of America (1958) 13 exemplar
Laughing to keep from crying (1952) 13 exemplar
Street Scene [vocal score] (1981) — Lyrics author — 12 exemplar
The First Book of Negroes (1952) 12 exemplar
Three Negro Plays (1969) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
The Book of Negro Humor (1965) 10 exemplar
Black Nativity (1992) 9 exemplar
Thank You, M'am (1991) 9 exemplar
Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927) 9 exemplar
An Earth Song (Petite Poems) (2023) 8 exemplar
One Way Ticket (1949) 8 exemplar
Simple stakes a claim (1958) 8 exemplar
Blues (2004) 6 exemplar
Fields of Wonder (1947) 5 exemplar
Mule Bone [sound recording] — Librettist — 4 exemplar
Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, Series 3 (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
L'Ingénu de Harlem (2003) 4 exemplar
A new song 4 exemplar
The Voice of Langston Hughes (1995) 3 exemplar
Poetry 3 exemplar
Jim Crow's last stand (1943) 3 exemplar
Mother to Son 2 exemplar
Soul Gone Home (A Play) (1937) 2 exemplar
Salvation (2003) 2 exemplar
Freedom's Plow (1943) 2 exemplar
The Story of Jazz (2012) 2 exemplar
Weary Blues (1991) 2 exemplar
Dear lovely death 2 exemplar
ALABAMA'DA ŞAFAK 2 exemplar
I, Too, Sing America (2021) 2 exemplar
“Ma Lord” 1 exemplar
Simple Omnibus (1984) 1 exemplar
“Silhouette” 1 exemplar
“Ku Klux Klan” 1 exemplar
“Vagabonds” 1 exemplar
“Genius Child” 1 exemplar
Harlem Sweeties 1 exemplar
Dream Deferred 1 exemplar
SEÇME ŞİİRLER 1 exemplar
Grandpa's Stories 1 exemplar
Poem (2000) 1 exemplar
April Rain Song (2001) 1 exemplar
Hellen Keller 1 exemplar
“Too Blue” 1 exemplar
“Mulatto” 1 exemplar
Dreams 1 exemplar
My America 1 exemplar
Gehört-gelesen 1 exemplar
Taiyō = The sun 1 exemplar
City 1 exemplar
Winter Moon 1 exemplar
Simply Heavenly (A Play) (1958) 1 exemplar
Essential Langston Hughes (2007) 1 exemplar
Temptation 1 exemplar
Coffee Break 1 exemplar
To You 1 exemplar
Spanish Blood 1 exemplar
Mes beaux habits au clou (2019) 1 exemplar
Hughes Poetry 1 exemplar
First Book of Africa (1961) 1 exemplar
Poesie 1 exemplar
The Glory of Negro History (2012) 1 exemplar
Something in Common (1967) 1 exemplar
The Selected Poems (1974) 1 exemplar

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It’s bluesy poetry. I’m conflicted about this: in one sense, it’s basically kin to song lyrics, and the lyricism of popular music is the worst thing about that “music”, although on the other hand, pop lyrics, with fun rhymes and everything, can be a lot better than Hugh Auden poetry, you know. And it is easy to imagine it being re-worked as lyrics: a little bit more repetitive, with some fun-rhymes, basically…. And yeah, I read this to introduce Little Baby General Poetry to one man of color, to go along with the dozen whites, before I put him down for his nap, basically, you know: so I didn’t want to be the white gut that goes, Ah, man! Epithets still play basketball! Man, that’s heavy!…. Right? Or, you know, just: “I’m Hugh Auden and I have the pope wipe my ass and then wash his hands so that he can be my butler at dinner—(wink) Really, it’s a blackwoman, but just between you and me, you know…. (wink)….”

Yeah. There’s that. So I don’t know. I guess it is kinda fun, and honest, and occasionally thought-y, you know. If it had been re-worked, it could have been pop-soul lyrics, you know: not the bad stuff at all….

…. So yeah:

(Poet Hermes) In July, you can touch the sky….
(Scientist Hermes) No you can’t.
—Shut up.
—Don’t tell yourself to shut up.

…. The white man’s heart is as cold as ice
But the Black man dances, mighty nice
… (mer)
 
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goosecap | 11 andra recensioner | Feb 20, 2024 |
This book would be good for intermediate students. This book is "Sail Away" written by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Ashley Bryan, published in 2015. This book is a book of a bunch of poems about the sea on the shore of Maine and how magical and mystical the sea can be. I think this shows a good view of culture as the illustrations are very cultural and it has a good representation in it. I would use this in my class to teach about poetry and use this as a good example for kids to learn to write poetry.… (mer)
 
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kcochell23 | 8 andra recensioner | Jan 25, 2024 |
A song/ poem to teach kids about the seasons and the wonderful things about Earth.
 
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elliemarte | Jan 22, 2024 |
I want to give this five stars for his writing, but Hughes’ persistence in referring to liaisons with women as ‘getting some girls’ suggests a blind spot in his awareness of human commoditization beyond race. No, I can’t write that off to history and the times.

Also reading Obama’s “Becoming” and noting some parallels about their discussions of race, visits to Africa, framing of opportunities and expectations altered by culture and bias.

Langston Hughes ends his 1940 autobiography The Big Sea by writing “Literature is a big sea full of many fish. I let down my nets and pulled. I’m still pulling.”

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Arlo Guthrie said, "Songwriting is like fishing in a stream; you put in your line and hope you catch something. And I don't think anyone downstream from Bob Dylan ever caught anything."

Conclusion: men love to fish.

Much to like about both biographies, Hughes’ and Obamas’. But finishing Michelle Obama’s Becoming, I would rather recommend Hughes’ The Big Sea. Better writing, fuller insight, more honest appraisal of himself and the world—in his 40s. She in her 50s is holding back, relies too much on adjectives where a better noun would do.

Hughes’ biography is better because he is a bona fide writer-artist. And perhaps because he saw more of a grittier world in his 20s as an unknown, than she in her rise through Princeton, Chicago politics and Washington. He really put himself out there, as unattached men may and are prone to do. He is not trying to be a role model.

The devastating moment in this book was when he was summarily cast away by a wealthy patron he adored and thought did in return—for asserting, however graciously and gratefully, creative and intellectual independence. False, fickle affections in pursuit of finding rare, previously unknown, native talent, is the big game sport of the ridiculously endowed. And the worst kind of tribute to the arts. Can’t we fund the arts like roads so that our culture doesn’t depend on the frivolity of entitled billionaires?

He a fitting laureate, she a President. If only....!
… (mer)
 
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NeelieOB | 5 andra recensioner | Jan 20, 2024 |

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