TITLE

FICTION BEFORE PROBLEM

AUTHOR(S)
Cooprman, Stanley
PUB. DATE
May 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;5/5/52, Vol. 126 Issue 18, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the book "Laughing to Keep From Crying," by Langston Hughes. Hughes writes a lucid, conversational style intimate as a personal letter and casual as a feature column. However the apparently effortless, facile prose contains undercurrents of sly humor, quiet bitterness and social consciousness that echo in the mind. For the most part it is a pleasant, relaxed book that gets its message across because it doesn't always insist on it. Fiction dealing with problems of African Americans is understandably bitter, but this very bitterness tends to abstract injustice.
ACCESSION #
14455605

 

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