Black Christ, red flag: Langston Hughes on Scottsboro
- Do right to write right: Langston Hughes's aesthetics of simplicity. Ford, Karen Jackson // Twentieth Century Literature;Winter92, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p436
Qualifies an account of Langston Hughes' poetic simplicity. Critical scorn for poems' simplicity; Refuting the criticism of Hughes' poetry; Hughes' conception of the poet; Prose characters; `Shakespeare in Harlem' (1942).
- LANGSTON HUGHES. // Research Guide to Biography & Criticism;1990, Vol. 4, p252
This article presents a research guide to biography and criticism on the works of author Langston Hughes. Along with several critical essays, the book "Critical Essays on Langston Hughes," edited by Edward J. Mullen, collects thirty-five reviews of Hughes's work published between 1936 and 1968....
- Intracaste prejudice in Langston Hughes's Mulatto. Bienvenu, Germain J. // African American Review;Summer92, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p341
Focuses on Langston Hughes' 1935 play, `Mulatto: A Tragedy of the Deep South'. Intracaste prejudice of character Robert Lewis; Unrelenting abuse that Southern blacks suffered at the hands of whites in the first part of the twentieth century.
- `Never cross the divide': Reconstructing Langston Hughes's Not Without Laughter. Shields, John P. // African American Review;Winter94, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p601
Presents a reconstruction of the novel `Not Without Laughter,' by Langston Hughes. Influence by Hughes' patron, Charlotte Mason, on the early stages of the novel's development; Compositional history of the novel; Degree to which Mason's literary censorship forced Hughes to suppress his...
- He finds gentle occupation of poet no bed of roses. // Ebony;Oct1946, Vol. 1 Issue 11, p20
The article discusses how Langston Hughes discovered that his occupation as a poet is not very easy. It cites the attacks against him by the press and the Catholic church who find his writing sympathetic and understanding of prostitutes and rounders. It notes that he frightened preachers whose...
- Rejuvenation through Joy: Langston Hughes, Primitivism, and Jazz. Chinitz, David // American Literary History;Spring1997, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p60
The article focuses on the works of U.S. poet and writer Langston Hughes. Hughes reacted as both artist and social critic to the primitivist ferment of the early twentieth century. His position was of course complicated by his racial identity, which made him an object and not merely an observer...
- Chapter VII: The Narcissistic and the Personal. Pinsky, Robert // Democracy, Culture & the Voice of Poetry;2005, p64
Chapter 7 of the book "Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry," by Robert Pinsky, is presented. It offers a criticism of the poem "Minstrel Man," by Langston Hughes with emphasis on rich overtones and vibrations in relation to the American minstrel tradition of blackface. Also presented is...
- Langston Hughes's Radical Poetry and the `End of Race'. Dawahare, Anthony // MELUS;Fall98, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p21
Analyzes Langston Hughes' radical poetry which deals with ethnic nationalism. Relevance of the post World War I concept of nationalism to Hughes' poetry; Hughes' analysis of the black oppression in the United States; Soviet critic Lydia Filatova's criticism of Hughes' writings.
- Framing and framed languages in Hughes's Ask Your Mama... Miller, R. Baxter // MELUS;Winter91/92, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p3
Presents a critique of the book `Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz' by Langston Hughes.