New PDF release: Langston Hughes: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

By Laurie Leach

ISBN-10: 0313324972

ISBN-13: 9780313324970

This biography strains Hughes' lifestyles and creative improvement, from his early years of isolation, which fostered his fierce independence, to his prolific existence as a poet, playwright, lyricist, and journalist. Hughes' inspiring tale is advised via 21 attractive chapters, every one delivering a desirable vignette of the creative, own, and political institutions that formed his existence. stated are the pivotal advancements in his literary profession, with all its struggles and rewards, in addition to his trip adventures to Africa, Europe, and Asia, and his political commitments to struggle fascism in addition to racism.

Langston Hughes used to be raised by way of a grandmother who actively aided the Underground Railroad, and his first forays into poetry mirrored own stories of slavery and heroism. via his poetry, Hughes lived as much as a proud culture and persisted the uplifting legacy of his race. He was once a renaissance guy in approximately each element of his lifestyles, and his identify has turn into synonymous with the Harlem Renaissance circulation he helped release. This biography lines Hughes' lifestyles and creative improvement, from his early years of isolation, which fostered his fierce independence, to his prolific lifestyles as a poet, playwright, lyricist, and journalist. Hughes' inspiring tale is advised via 21 enticing chapters, every one supplying a desirable vignette of the inventive, own, and political institutions that formed his life.

Recounted are the pivotal advancements in his literary profession, with all its struggles and rewards, in addition to his trip adventures to Africa, Europe, and Asia, and his political commitments to struggle fascism in addition to racism. A timeline, a specific bibliography of biographical and demanding resources, and an entire checklist of Hughes' writings whole the volume.

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