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Critical essays on Langston Hughes / [edited by] Edward J. Mullen.

Contributor(s): Mullen, Edward J, 1942-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Critical essays on American literature: Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, c1986Description: viii, 207 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0816186979 (alk. paper); 9780816186976 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation | African Americans in literature | African Americans in literature | Hughes, Langston Criticism and interpretationDDC classification: 818/.5209 LOC classification: PS3515.U274 | Z618 1986
Contents:
Introduction / Edward J. Mullen -- [Reviews] -- Poet on poet / Countee Cullen -- Review of The weary blues / Jessie Fauset -- Review of The weary blues / Anon. -- The Jazz band's sob / DuBose Heyward -- Review of The weary blues / Alain Locke -- Review of Fine clothes to the Jew / J.A. Rogers -- Sing a soothin' song / DuBose Heyward -- A poet for the people / Margaret Larkin -- Common clay and poetry / Alain Locke -- Review of Fine clothes to the Jew / Lewis Alexander -- Limiting devices / Kenneth Fearing -- Review of Not without laughter / V.F. Calverton -- Review of Not without laughter / Sterling Brown -- Paying for old sins / Sherwood Anderson -- Review of the ways of white folks / Alain Locke -- Forerunner and ambassador / Richard Wright -- From Seven American poets / Alfred Kreymborg -- To be sung or shouted / H.R. Hays -- Review of Shakespeare in Harlem / Owen Dodson -- Poems by Langston Hughes / Hubert Creekmore -- Old form, old rhythms, new words / Saunders Redding -- Dialogues but barbed / Carl Van Vechten -- What it means to be colored. Langston Hughes in an old vein with new rhythms / Saunders Redding -- Waste land of Harlem / Babette Deutsch -- For your recreation and reflections / G. Lewis Chandler -- Black and bubbling / Arna Bontemps -- In the heart of Harlem / Carl Van Vechten -- Review of Simple stakes a claim / Luther Jackson -- Sermons and blues / James Baldwin -- Laura and Essie Belle / Gilbert Millstein -- A trio of singers in varied keyes / Dudley Fitts -- Jazz as a marching jubilee / Rudi Blesh -- Review of The panther and the lash / W. Edward Farrison -- Poetry and chronicle / Laurence Leiberman -- [Articles and essays] -- Three Negro poets / Nancy Cunard -- Hughes's Black esthetic / Onwuchekwa Jemie -- Langston Hughes / Melvin Tolson -- Langston Hughes versus the Black preachers in the Pittsburgh Courier in the 1930's / Walter C. Daniel -- The Harlem of Langston Hughes' poetry / Arthur P. Davis -- Jazz poetry and blues / Charles S. Johnson -- The 'Madam poems' as dramatic monologue / Dellita L. Martin -- Some mark to make : the lyrical imagination of Langston Hughes / R. Baxter Miller -- Old John in Harlem : the urban folktales of Langston Hughes / Susan L. Blake -- Bodies in the moonlight : a critical analysis / James A. Emanuel -- Jesse B. Semple and the narrative art of Langston Hughes / Phyllis R. Klotman -- Miscegenation on Broadway : Hughes's Mulatto and Edward Sheldon's The nigger / Richard K. Barksdale.
Summary: Contains a collection of reviews and essays on the work of Langston Hughes.
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Includes bibliographies and index.

Introduction / Edward J. Mullen -- [Reviews] -- Poet on poet / Countee Cullen -- Review of The weary blues / Jessie Fauset -- Review of The weary blues / Anon. -- The Jazz band's sob / DuBose Heyward -- Review of The weary blues / Alain Locke -- Review of Fine clothes to the Jew / J.A. Rogers -- Sing a soothin' song / DuBose Heyward -- A poet for the people / Margaret Larkin -- Common clay and poetry / Alain Locke -- Review of Fine clothes to the Jew / Lewis Alexander -- Limiting devices / Kenneth Fearing -- Review of Not without laughter / V.F. Calverton -- Review of Not without laughter / Sterling Brown -- Paying for old sins / Sherwood Anderson -- Review of the ways of white folks / Alain Locke -- Forerunner and ambassador / Richard Wright -- From Seven American poets / Alfred Kreymborg -- To be sung or shouted / H.R. Hays -- Review of Shakespeare in Harlem / Owen Dodson -- Poems by Langston Hughes / Hubert Creekmore -- Old form, old rhythms, new words / Saunders Redding -- Dialogues but barbed / Carl Van Vechten -- What it means to be colored. Langston Hughes in an old vein with new rhythms / Saunders Redding -- Waste land of Harlem / Babette Deutsch -- For your recreation and reflections / G. Lewis Chandler -- Black and bubbling / Arna Bontemps -- In the heart of Harlem / Carl Van Vechten -- Review of Simple stakes a claim / Luther Jackson -- Sermons and blues / James Baldwin -- Laura and Essie Belle / Gilbert Millstein -- A trio of singers in varied keyes / Dudley Fitts -- Jazz as a marching jubilee / Rudi Blesh -- Review of The panther and the lash / W. Edward Farrison -- Poetry and chronicle / Laurence Leiberman -- [Articles and essays] -- Three Negro poets / Nancy Cunard -- Hughes's Black esthetic / Onwuchekwa Jemie -- Langston Hughes / Melvin Tolson -- Langston Hughes versus the Black preachers in the Pittsburgh Courier in the 1930's / Walter C. Daniel -- The Harlem of Langston Hughes' poetry / Arthur P. Davis -- Jazz poetry and blues / Charles S. Johnson -- The 'Madam poems' as dramatic monologue / Dellita L. Martin -- Some mark to make : the lyrical imagination of Langston Hughes / R. Baxter Miller -- Old John in Harlem : the urban folktales of Langston Hughes / Susan L. Blake -- Bodies in the moonlight : a critical analysis / James A. Emanuel -- Jesse B. Semple and the narrative art of Langston Hughes / Phyllis R. Klotman -- Miscegenation on Broadway : Hughes's Mulatto and Edward Sheldon's The nigger / Richard K. Barksdale.

Contains a collection of reviews and essays on the work of Langston Hughes.

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Langston Hughes, if not exactly a neglected writer, still remains an often overlooked one. Does he deserve more attention? Is there a major work of his that will survive the present? Mullen, in his critical introduction, clearly believes that Hughes is a major poet, and the best essays in this critical anthology work hard to reaffirm this belief. Walter Daniel, for example, demonstrates that the poet first gained attention and notoriety in the black newspapers. Arthur P. Davis traces Hughes's roots back to Harlem and discusses how that location is both place and symbol in the poetry. R. Baxter Miller shows how much of his poetry is based upon the lyric tradition. But this volume is most helpful by republishing 35 reviews from 1936 to 1968 on Hughes's career as poet, prose writer, and dramatist. Collectively, they form an example of how much of a battleground a black writer's career could become, and also they effectively register the barometric changes in critical pressure Hughes has always received. Altogether, this anthology is a valuable reference tool and belongs in most college libraries.-E. Guereschi, St. John's University, N.Y.

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