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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Hughes. By Susan Duffy. Carbondale: Southern Illi- nois Univ. Press. 2000. xi, 221 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $16.95. Many of the major Harlem Renaissance poets and fiction writers tried their hands at play writing at least once. Whether as collaborators or single au- thors, Arna Bontemps, Countee...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 357–385.
Published: 01 June 2000
...John Lowney Duke University Press 2000 John Langston Hughes and the ‘‘Nonsense’’ of Bebop Lowney 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 119 of223 In terms of current Afro-American popular music...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
... with the acoustics of white power, this laughter also found a significant place in the poetry of Claude McKay, Sterling Brown, and Langston Hughes. In what Emily Thompson has called an “increasingly `sound-conscious'” era, these poets registered and analyzed the emergence of this new, combative black laugh...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Kristin Grogan Abstract This essay explores the relationship between Langston Hughes’s 1930s poetry and the Soviet avant-garde theater. It argues that the constructivist theater provides an aesthetic framework through which to read Hughes’s radical poetry. Often read as an artistic failure...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 563–587.
Published: 01 September 2012
...John Lowney Lowney’s essay examines how Langston Hughes’s cultural work in the 1950s and early 1960s illustrates the challenge of developing a progressive black transnationalist literary culture. It concentrates especially on Hughes’s longest and most ambitious poem, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Lisa Hollenbach In the late 1940s and early 1950s, large-scale population shifts, urban-development projects, and new media transformed New York City in ways that were heard as much as seen. In this context, Langston Hughes and sound documentarian Tony Schwartz each experimented with techniques...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 303–330.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Benjamin R. Lempert This essay uses two poetic works from the 1950s—Langston Hughes’s 1951 sequence Montage of a Dream Deferred and the poetry and poetics of Black Mountain pioneer Charles Olson—to articulate a theory of racially engaged, nonmimetic poetic musicality deriving from the engagement...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Tyrone Williams After Translation: The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics across the Atlantic . By Infante Ignacio . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . 2013 . xiv , 217 pp. $45.00 . The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Amy E. Hughes Show Town: Theater and Culture in the Pacific Northwest, 1890–1920 . By Holly George . Norman : Univ. of Oklahoma Press . 2016 . x, 266 pp. Cloth, $29.95 ; e-book available. Spectacular Men: Race, Gender, and Nation on the Early American Stage . By Sarah E...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 December 2020
... into a range of aesthetic experiences. This can be observed in the Beethovenian ekphrasis featured in prose works by James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison—four writers whose works have also been considered indebted to blues and jazz musical influences and who approach...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Davis’s 1861 novella Life in the Iron Mills presents an apposite case study for the constitutive relation of art and politics in the nineteenth-century American context. The text’s efforts culminate in its central figure: the korl woman statue carved by Hugh Wolf out of the waste material...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., and situating key literary figures—most prominently Charles Chesnutt—within this tradition. Chesnutt and others (Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Toni Morrison among them) adapt and revise multiple mythic traditions—ancient and modern, “African” and “American,” “black” and “white”—to counter an exceptionalist...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
...-of-the-century American theater, Tin Pan Alley and the music industry, anthropology and ethnography in the southern United States, and Toomer's debts or relations to other writers of the Harlem Renaissance, among them James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, and Langston Hughes. © 2010 by Duke...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 253–273.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Timo Müller The essay offers a new perspective on the resurgence of Afro-modernism in the 1940s, arguing that the vernacular sonnet—specifically Langston Hughes’s “Seven Moments of Love: An Un-Sonnet Sequence in Blues” and the sonnets of Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Hayden—played a crucial role...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
... rationality of scientific management. In addition to offering close readings of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and “The Fly” by George Langelaan, this essay demonstrates that Playboy editor and publisher Hugh Hefner himself was a science-fictional figure, representing the fantasy of a human merging...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in the Iron Mills” is, in part, straightforward social reform literature. It exposes the horrific working conditions and abject poverty of Welsh immigrants employed in Virginia’s iron mills in the late 1850s. Davis tells the story of Welsh mill worker Hugh Wolfe, whose natural talents as a sculptor, which...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 411–414.
Published: 01 June 2016
... history of race relations at a time when the Pacific nations themselves were redefining their borders and ideologies. For her part, Walsh explores the spatial poetics of US-born modernist poets—starting with Walt Whitman, she moves on to Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, and H.D.—and their revision...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 869–892.
Published: 01 December 2015
...; A Common Strangeness: Con- temporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature by Jacob Edmond; The Zukofsky Era: Modernity, Margins, and the Avant-Garde by Ruth Jennison, 618–22. 872  American Literature Hollenbach, Lisa. “Sono-Montage: Langston Hughes and Tony Schwartz...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of Flesh claims, Lorca’s meeting with Larsen was an encounter with a resistant Africana black mind—and body—at variance with human identity. Reid-Pharr similarly contemplates the reactions to Spanish culture Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Chester Himes developed resulting from...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 203–215.
Published: 01 March 2004
... familiarity with the major figures of the movement, including Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, W. E. B. DuBois, George Schuyler, Eric Walrond, and Jessie Fauset. Also included are bibliographies of works on Tolson and on the Harlem Renaissance. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, Volume 11: Works...