Langston Hughes: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Laurie Leach

By Laurie Leach

This biography strains Hughes' existence and inventive 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 attractive chapters, every one delivering a desirable vignette of the inventive, own, and political institutions that formed his lifestyles. stated are the pivotal advancements in his literary occupation, with all its struggles and rewards, in addition to his shuttle adventures to Africa, Europe, and Asia, and his political commitments to struggle fascism in addition to racism.

Langston Hughes used to be raised via 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 persevered the uplifting legacy of his race. He was once a renaissance guy in approximately each point of his existence, and his identify has develop into synonymous with the Harlem Renaissance move he helped release. This biography strains Hughes' existence 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 supplying a desirable vignette of the inventive, own, and political institutions that formed his life.

Recounted are the pivotal advancements in his literary occupation, with all its struggles and rewards, in addition to his go back and forth 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 assets, and a whole checklist of Hughes' writings entire the volume.

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