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The Life of Langston Hughes Volume I 1902 1941 I Too Sing America Life of Langston Hughes 1902 1941

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As a child His mother left him in his grandmother's care while trying unsuccessfully to launch a career in the theater and his 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 the vibrant forms of Afro American culture Hughes became the most original and revered of black poets Rampersad's study traces the nomadic yet dedicated spirit that led him as a young man to Mexico Cuba Haiti Africa Europe the Soviet Un. When we study literature we are exposed to the Harlem Renaissance We Understanding Soccer Tactics yet restless adult who found personal salvation in poetry Inspired by both the democratic chants of Walt Whitman and the vibrant forms of Afro American culture Hughes became the most original and revered of black poets Rampersad's study traces the nomadic Successful Intelligence yet dedicated spirit that led him as a The Language of Thorns (Grishaverse, young man to Mexico Cuba Haiti Africa Europe the Soviet Un. When we study literature we are exposed to the Harlem Renaissance We

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Poet playwright novelist and a grand figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s 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 1902 to the winter of 1941 Rampersad recounts Hughes' early days 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. A very comprehensive biography of Langston Hughes

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Ion 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. Hughes' version of his life though perhaps less linear and not uite a


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  1. says:

    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


  2. says:

    I learned that research can be used as a blessing and a way of connecting readers to life sustaining knowledge Thank you Professor Rampersad for writing this book Now I know what a great American Langston Hughes was and the amount of influence he had over other writers such as Alice Walker Ralph Ellison and Arna Botemps Hughes was a world traveler and radical activist in addition to being a innovative writer of poems plays and fiction I cannot wait to read Volume II


  3. says:

    A very comprehensive biography of Langston Hughes


  4. says:

    An exemplary biography Researched exhaustively than any I've read and with a rich psychological insight into Hughes


  5. says:

    When we study literature we are exposed to the Harlem Renaissance We read the stories the novels and the poems linger over them realize the bigotry around them and feel sorry for the insight Then we forget everything and all the richness of their world is lost to TS Eliot and British Literature or the mysteries of Faulkner and American Modern Literature This is true especially is we are not African American Yes it's good but I have to move on to something else However if you are African American and were exposed to the Harlem Renaissance I can see where is would become part of one's heart part of one's skin part of one's blood In the case of Hughes his delicacy and his uniue outlook to the foreign world of white America in the 30s and 40s the images and lines should never leave our consciousness This kind of bio brings it all back and the thoroughness of the research stamps or re stamps his work and his tender lyrical poems deep into our modern lives There is a Volume Two butlike hearty spicy food I like the way this volume rests on my literary tongue


  6. says:

    This is the third Rampersad biography that I have read and I am a fan of his careful style as a biographer though the psychoanalysis did take some getting used to in the beginning I love biographies that show the joys rewards and struggles of the life of the mind for intellectuals and writers Makes me keenly aware of what I love about reading and writing but also of the gifts that I do not have


  7. says:

    Amazing Deeply reported and well written Magisterial I hope to be writing about Hughes and this book soon and if so I will post the link hereHere is the link to my interview with Arnold Rampersad about Langston Hughes' adventures good and bad in Carmel California


  8. says:

    Hughes' version of his life though perhaps less linear and not uite as factual as Rampersad's is infinitely interesting There's also a clear homophobic streak in this book that's beyond troubling


  9. says:

    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


  10. says:

    My first love Langston Hughes what a life brilliant man