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Southern Exposures: Hughes in Spanish

Vera M. Kutzinski

in The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Langston Hughes' poems in their Spanish translation to try to untangle some of the complications that arise from claims to cultural equivalence. It considers what accounts for ... More


Havana Vernaculars: The Cuba Libre Project

Vera M. Kutzinski

in The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the interactions of Langston Hughes and Nicolás Guillén, both with each other and with those who mediated the Cuba Libre project. In December 1948, the Ward Ritchie Press of Los ... More


Nomad Heart: Heterolingual Autobiography

Vera M. Kutzinski

in The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how Langston Hughes writes an autobiography as a literary genre. There were substantial pressures on a black autobiographer in the United States to construct himself as a ... More


Back in the USSA: Joe McCarthy’s Mistranslations

Vera M. Kutzinski

in The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how Langston Hughes' “red” poetry caught the attention of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Senator ... More


Countering the Cold War: Social Significance versus Social Pressure

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines challenges to McCarthyism that benefited leftists in the field of children's literature. Beginning with the establishment in the mid-1940s of Young World Books, a division of ... More


In Others’ Words: Translation and Survival

Vera M. Kutzinski

in The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores how Langston Hughes' prose and poetry have enjoyed active lives in languages other than English. It presents a systematic inventory of Hughes' poems that were translated into ... More


Buenos Aires Blues: Modernism in the Creole City

Vera M. Kutzinski

in The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the reception of Langston Hughes' writing in Buenos Aires. Rather than focus on poems that place Hughes in the context of transatlantic modernisms, it situates his verse in the ... More


Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

W. Jason Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Langston Hughes never knew of an America where lynching was absent from the cultural landscape. This book investigates the nearly three dozen poems written by Hughes on the subject of lynching to ... More


Near the Congo: Langston Hughes and the Geopolitics of Internationalist Poetry

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the ways that the poet’s seminal work “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” engages a discrete geopolitical space rather than a generic African continent. While the poem names four ... More


When a Man Sees Red: Langston Hughes and the Simple Stories

Brian Dolinar

in The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter demonstrates how the Simple Stories came from Langston Hughes’s desire to create a working-class character for a working-class audience. In a 1945 article for Phylon magazine titled ... More


Poetry as Counternarrative: Retelling History

W. Jason Miller

in Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter looks into two of Hughes's closely related pair of texts—”The Negro” and “Mississippi”—both of which shift Hughes's poetic associations with lynching from Texas to the Mississippi Delta. ... More


The Weary Blues and Other Poems Read by Langston Hughes

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Popular

The “jazz and poetry” combination was a short-lived phenomenon in the late 1950s which originated in the Bay area. Leonard Feather had this interesting idea of recording with Langston Hughes. ... More


Negotiating Censorship in the 1950s: Lynching as Analogy

W. Jason Miller

in Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter introduces the 1950s as a time when Hughes had to deal with intense censorship concerns and lynching was witnessing a change of form. It takes a close look at two of his poems “Not for ... More


Which Sin to Bear?: Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes

David E. Chinitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199919697
eISBN:
9780199332885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919697.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores Langston Hughes’s efforts to mediate problems of identity and ethics he faced as an African-American professional writer and intellectual. Determined on a literary career at a time ... More


The Red Summer of 1919: Finding Reassurance

W. Jason Miller

in Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter revisits “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” Hughes's first record of personal resistance against the threats of lynching. It highlights his most widely known poem penned while riding on a ... More


The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Vera M. Kutzinski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The poet Langston Hughes was a tireless world traveler and a prolific translator, editor, and marketer. Translations of his own writings traveled even more widely than he did, earning him adulation ... More


Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

W. Jason Miller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060446
eISBN:
9780813050713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060446.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Since Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, some scholars have privately suspected that King’s “dream” was connected to Langston Hughes’s poetry. Drawing on archival materials, including ... More


The Scottsboro Case and World War II America: Poetic Anger

W. Jason Miller

in Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter discusses the Scottsboro case of 1931 and the continued failure to pass antilynching laws in the United States throughout the 1940s. It puts on view Hughes's fury against the practice of ... More


Microcosms of Democracy: Depicting the City Neighborhood in Wartime America

Benjamin Looker

in A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226073989
eISBN:
9780226290454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290454.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Under the cloud of international conflict, numerous early-1940s progressives cast the working-class, ethnic-accented city neighborhood as a place where democratic values became most concrete. The ... More


“Pink-Tinged Pages”?: McCarthyism and Children's Literature

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the impact of McCarthyism on the production, content, and reception of children's literature, tracing a path from 1946 when the children's literature field seemed particularly ... More


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