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Author Miller, R. Baxter.

Title The art and imagination of Langston Hughes / R. Baxter Miller.

Imprint Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.

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Description 1 online resource (172 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction to the Paperback Edition; Introduction to the Original Edition; 1. ""For a Moment I Wondered"": The Autobiographical Imagination; 2. The ""Crystal Stair"" Within: The Apocalyptic Imagination; 3. ""Deep like the Rivers"": The Lyrical Imagination; 4. ""Oh, Mind of Man"": The Political Imagination; 5. ""I Heard Ma Rainey"": The Tragicomic Imagination; Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Summary Langston Hughes was one of the most important American writers of his generation, and one of the most versatile, producing poetry, fiction, drama, and autobiography. In this innovative study, R. Baxter Miller explores Hughes's life and art to enlarge our appreciation of his contribution to American letters. Arguing that readers often miss the complexity of Hughes's work because of its seeming accessibility, Miller begins with a discussion of the writer's auto-biography, an important yet hitherto neglected key to his imagination. Moving on to consider the subtle resonances of his life in the var.
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Subject Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
African Americans -- Literary collections.
African Americans in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary collections.
Other Form: Print version: Miller, R. Baxter. Art and Imagination of Langston Hughes. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015 9780813116624
ISBN 9780813157436 (electronic bk.)
0813157439 (electronic bk.)