Langston Hughes

Publisher: Reaktion Books Release date: 2020-01-24

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As the first black author in America to make his living exclusively by writing, Langston Hughes inspired a generation of writers and activists. One of the pioneers of jazz poetry, Hughes led the Harlem Renaissance, while Martin Luther King, Jr., invoked Hughes's signature metaphor of dreaming in his speeches. In this new biography, W. Jason Miller illuminates Hughes's status as an international literary figure through a compelling look at the relationship between his extraordinary life and his canonical works. Drawing on unpublished letters and manuscripts, Miller addresses Hughes's often ignored contributions to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, as well as his complex and well-guarded sexuality, and repositions him as a writer rather than merely the most beloved African American poet of the twentieth century.

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Genre: USA

Collection: Reaktion Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781789142556

Additional Information

Genre: USA

Collection: Reaktion Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781789142556

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