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Arnold Rampersad
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Of course I learned about the life of Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes struggled to figure out if his work should be commercial or radical

Of course I learned about the life of Langston Hughes. And, in that context, this book is very well written just standing on its own. But, for me, this is just the beginning. This is so much more than a biography. This is a story about America in general and also race relations in particular. Langston Hughes struggled to figure out if his work should be commercial or radical. He made some mistakes in his judgement of people and politics along the way, but somehow he always recovered. Unfortunately Hughes never did have much money despite all the work he contributed to the American canon, but he lived a magnificent, rich and full life. What an outstanding American!

In young adulthood Hughes possessed a nomadic but dedicated spirit that led him from Mexico to Africa and the Soviet Union to Japan, and countless other stops . February 1, 2002 marks the 100th birthday of Langston Hughes.

In young adulthood Hughes possessed a nomadic but dedicated spirit that led him from Mexico to Africa and the Soviet Union to Japan, and countless other stops around the globe. Associating with political activists, patrons, and fellow artists, and drawing inspiration from both Walt Whitman and the vibrant Afro-American culture, Hughes soon became the most original and revered of black poets. To commemorate the centennial of his birth, Arnold Rampersad has contributed new Afterwords to both volumes of his highly-praised biography of this most extraordinary and prolific American writer.

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Start by marking The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I: 1902-1941: I, Too, Sing America as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Rampersad recounts Hughes 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.

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. One of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue.

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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.

I, Too, Sing America (volume 1) covers. 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 Bontemps. Hughes was a world traveler and radical activist in addition to being a innovative writer of poems, essays, plays, and fiction. Published by Thriftbooks.

February 1, 2002 marks the 100th birthday of Langston Hughes

February 1, 2002 marks the 100th birthday of Langston Hughes. In young adulthood Hughes possessed a nomadic but dedicated spirit that led him from Mexico to Africa and the Soviet Union to Japan, and countless other stops around the globe

February 1, 2002 marks the 100th birthday of Langston Hughes. To commemorate the centennial of his birth, Arnold Rampersad has contributed new Afterwords to both volumes of his highly-praised biography of this most extraordinary and prolific American writer. In young adulthood Hughes possessed a nomadic but dedicated spirit that led him from Mexico to Africa and the Soviet Union to Japan, and countless other stops around the globe. Associating with political activists, patrons, and fellow artists, and drawing inspiration from both Walt Whitman and the vibrant Afro-American culture, Hughes soon became the most original and revered of black poets. In the first volume's Afterword, Rampersad looks back at the significant early works Hughes produced, the genres he explored, and offers a new perspective on Hughes's lasting literary influence. Exhaustively researched in archival collections throughout the country, especially in the Langston Hughes papers at Yale University's Beinecke Library, and featuring fifty illustrations per volume, this anniversary edition will offer a new generation of readers entrance to the life and mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest artists.
  • Great book about one of the most interesting writers in American history. Like most other biographies of famous African-Americans of the early 1900s, the book is not only a great look into Hughes' life, but also into some of the darkest times in the history of the United States. Being that this takes place before integration and in the era of Jim Crow, the book will upset at times, but Hughes is a fascinating character and it will keep you pulled in from start to finish. If you want to know about Langston Hughes, this is it.

  • Well researched and well written, especially interesting to me after having just read Langston Hughes's own two volumes of autobiography. I strongly recommend this--with one caveat. I believe Langston was probably gay or bisexual, and I wonder if the author, through the screen of today's social awareness (this book was published in mid-80s) might agree. If so, LH was certainly deeply closeted, but the clues abound. The man was a genius who is well served by this perceptive biography.

  • I scoured book stores in my area for this book and could not find it. I already had volume II but wanted to start from the beginning, of course. I love reading about the Harlem Renaissance! His life story is fascinating reading.

  • This is one of the books upon which I based my master's thesis. It was very readable and made it quite easy to obtain the needed information for this important paper.

  • This is, without question, one of the best biographies that I ever read. I learned so much. Of course I learned about the life of Langston Hughes. And, in that context, this book is very well written just standing on its own. But, for me, this is just the beginning.

    This is so much more than a biography. This is a story about America in general and also race relations in particular. There are many, many references to other writers and other works. I made a point of studying these people and works. This turned this one book into an entire course on literature and history for me. Correspondingly, it took me a great deal of time to make my way through Volume One. Just one of many examples; there is mention of racial strife and violence when Langston Hughes was a youth. Then there is mention of a poem "If We Must Die" by Claude McKay. I looked up that poem and loved it. I then obtained and read more work of Claude McKay...

    In Chapter 4 the author describes a trip to Africa by Hughes as a crewman on a tramp steamer. To me, although a true story, it read like a short story by Joseph Conrad or W. Somerset Maugham. I followed the narrative while reviewing a map of Africa. Really enjoyable... At the same time the description of the injustices of colonialism are vivid and painful.

    I have been to college, but have no formal education in literature except the typical freshman year "intro" type course. Having said that, I truly feel that one such as I can easily turn this fine work into a core text book for the equivalent of a college course. It is impossible for me to overstate how much I appreciate this work.

  • 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 why he had so much influence over other writers such as Alice Walker, Ralph Ellison, and Arna Bontemps, Claude Mckay, Dorothy West, and too many more to list.

    Hughes was a world traveler and activist in addition to being a innovative writer of poems, essays, plays, and fiction, and a very respected member of the Harlem Renaissance of literature.

    He travelled to Russia, Italy, Germany, West Africa, and Cuba while he was poor, young and colored. Hughes lived in Mexico and Paris, Harlem and San Franscisco. He was a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War and personally knew many of the influential artists of his day.

    Langston Hughes struggled to figure out if his work should be commercial or radical. He made some mistakes in his judgement of people and politics along the way, but somehow he always recovered. Unfortunately Hughes never did have much money despite all the work he contributed to the American canon, but he lived a magnificent, rich and full life.

    What an outstanding American! I think this book should be required reading for all high schoolers. I cannot wait to read Volume II.