The Weary Blues PDF EPUB Download

The Weary Blues also available in docx and mobi. Read The Weary Blues online, read in mobile or Kindle.

The Weary Blues

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 744

With a new introduction by poet and editor Kevin Young, this celebratory edition of The Weary Blues reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes. Hughes—who was just twenty-four at the time of The Weary Blues's first appearance—spoke directly, intimately, and powerfully of the experiences of African Americans at a time when their voices were newly being heard in American literature, beginning with the opening “Proem” (prologue poem)—“I am a Negro: / Black as the night is black, / Black like the depths of my Africa." As the legendary Carl Van Vechten wrote in a brief introduction to the original 1926 edition, “His cabaret songs throb with the true jazz rhythm; his sea-pieces ache with a calm, melancholy lyricism; he cries bitterly from the heart of his race . . . Always, however, his stanzas are subjective, personal,” and, he concludes, they are the expression of “an essentially sensitive and subtly illusive nature.” That illusive nature darts among these early lines and begins to reveal itself, with precocious confidence and clarity. In a new introduction to the work, the poet and editor Kevin Young suggests that Hughes from this very first moment is “celebrating, critiquing, and completing the American dream,” and that he manages to take Walt Whitman’s American “I” and write himself into it. We find here not only such classics as “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” and the great twentieth-century anthem that begins “I, too, sing America,” but also the poet’s shorter lyrics and fancies, which dream just as deeply. “Bring me all of your / Heart melodies,” the young Hughes offers, “That I may wrap them / In a blue cloud-cloth / Away from the too-rough fingers / Of the world.”

The Weary Blues, Etc. [Poems.] (Fifth Printing.).

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 109

View: 343

The Weary Blues

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: African Americans

Page: 96

View: 488

Immediately celebrated as a tour de force upon its release, Langston Hughes's first published collection of poems still offers a powerful reflection of the Black experience. From "The Weary Blues" to "Dream Variation," Hughes writes clearly and colorfully, and his words remain prophetic.

A Study Guide for Langston Hughes's "The Weary Blues"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

View: 185

A Study Guide for Langston Hughes's "The Weary Blues," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

The Weary Blues. With an Introd. by Carl Van Vechten

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 109

View: 675

POETRY FOR STUDENTS

A Study Guide for Langston Hughes's "the Weary Blues."

Author: CENGAGE LEARNING. GALE

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 424

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: The poems, 1921-1940

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN:

Category: African American authors

Page: 276

View: 511

The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.

Langston Hughes

The Harlem Renaissance

Author: Maurice Orlando Wallace

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 503

"A biography of writer Langston Hughes that describes his era, his major works--especially his most famous and influential prose and poetry, his life, and and the legacy of his writing"--Provided by publisher.

Dancing Fools and Weary Blues

The Great Escape of the Twenties

Author: Lawrence R. Broer

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 355

Often, the decade of the 1920s has been stereotyped with such labels as "The Roaring Twenties," "The Jazz Age," or "The Lost Generation." Historical perspective has forced reevaluation of this decade. Articles in this collection are presented in the most definitive anthology dealing with 1920s America. The contributors have put aside stereotypes to offer a valuable critique of the American dream during a time of major crises. Dancing Fools and Weary Blues also presents its readers a picture of the continual redemption and revitalization of that dream, and reasserts its basic democratic values.

A Study Guide for Langston Hughes's "The Weary Blues"

Author: Cengage Learning Gale

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 40

View: 673

A Study Guide for Langston Hughes's "The Weary Blues," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Best Books