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Letters from Langston : From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond (Paperback) (Langston

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One of the greatest American writers, Langston Hughes was an innovator of jazz poetry and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance whose poems and plays resonate widely today. Accessible, personal, and inspirational, Hughes’s poems portray the African American community in struggle in the context of a turbulent modern United States and a rising black freedom movement. This invaluable collection of newly published letters between Hughes and four confidantes sheds light on his life and politics.Letters from Langston begins in 1930 and ends shortly before his death in 1967, providing a window into a unique, self-created world where Hughes lived at ease. This distinctive volume of correspondence patches together stories of friends and family living in an era of uncertainty and their visions of an idealized worldone without hunger, war, racism, and class oppression.
One of the greatest American writers, Langston Hughes was an innovator of jazz poetry and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance whose poems and plays resonate widely today. Accessible, personal, and inspirational, Hughes?s poems portray the African American community in struggle in the context of a turbulent modern United States and a rising black freedom movement. This invaluable collection of newly published letters between Hughes and two confidantes sheds light on his life and politics.

Letters from Langston begins in 1930 and ends shortly before his death in 1967, providing a window into a unique, self-created world where Hughes lived at ease. This distinctive volume of correspondence patches together stories of friends and family living in an era of uncertainty and their visions of an idealized worldone without hunger, war, racism, and class oppression.
Number of Pages: 398
Genre: History, Literary Collections
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Langston Hughes
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2016
TCIN: 17175539
UPC: 9780520285347
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-9001
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