Langston Hughes [sound recording].

by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967Looking glass; McClatchy, J. D., 1945-2018Looking glass.

Series: Voice of the poet: Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, [2002]Description: 1 audio disc (62 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (64 pages ; 18 cm.).ISBN: 0553714910.Uniform titles: Poems. Selections.Subject(s): American poetryLooking glassNote: Book includes the text of the poetry, a bibliography, and a commentary by J.D. McClatchy.;
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Credits: Read by the poet.Summary: Langston Hughes reads from a selection of his own poetry.
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THE VOICE OF THE POET
A remarkable series of audiobooks, featuring distinguished twentieth-century American poets reading from their own work. A first in audiobook publishing--a series that uses the written word to enhance the listening experience--poetry to be read as well as heard. Each audiobook includes rare archival recordings and a book with the text of the poetry, a bibliography, and commentary by J. D. McClatchy, the poet and critic, who is the editor of "The Yale Review."
"Hearing poetry spoken by the poet is always a unique illumination. This series opens our ears to some of the most passionate utterances and enthralling performances ever recorded."--Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize winner, Poetry
"There has been a great need for a well-edited audio series for poetry, with high literary and technical quality. J. D. McClatchy has filled this need with great style."--Robert Pinsky

Book includes the text of the poetry, a bibliography, and a commentary by J.D. McClatchy.

"Includes never-before-released recordings"--Container.

Read by the poet.

Langston Hughes reads from a selection of his own poetry.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published.

Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks disapproved of his unflattering portrayal of black life. His numerous published volumes include, "The Weary Blues," "Fine Clothes to the Jew," and "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Hughes earned several awards during his lifetime including: a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, and a Spingarn Medal from the NAACP.

Langston Hughes died of heart failure on May 22, 1967.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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