In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent s. In I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey, Langston Hughes recounts his travels during the ‘s through the United States, Mexico, and Cuba. Essays and criticism on Langston Hughes’ I Wonder as I Wander – Critical Essays .
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Hughes spends significant time in post-revolution Russia, China and Japan often living hand-to-mouth but always running across fellow Americans, from bohemians to celebrities.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Buy the Audiobook Download: This is not a quick read, but it’s a rewarding one. Jul 05, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazing, often amusing, beautifully written of course account of Hughes’ odysseys. I read this to learn from the man whose works is often relegated to America and the race lines, but one who is in fact world-rounded; one who, like Hemingway of his time, traveled the world, from Africa to Asia Soviet Asiathe Caribbean to Europe, from where he wrote numerous articles, stories, plays, poems, and reportage.
He was treated like any other person and he liked that. Langston Hughes, February 1, — May 22,a most affable, intelligent, cosmopolitain, stubborn, prolific writer and persistent traveler chronicles in this book several years beginning in of his young manhood traveling, first to Haiti where he spent a winter via Cuba, then all over southern and western USA reading his poetry, then to Russia for a year to work on a film that was never got off the ground and traveling much in that large country before returning home via Japan and Langston Hughes, February 1, — May 22,a most affable, intelligent, cosmopolitain, stubborn, prolific writer and persistent traveler chronicles in this book several years beginning in of his young manhood traveling, first to Haiti where he spent a winter via Cuba, then all over southern and western USA reading his poetry, then to Russia for a year to work on a film that was never got off the ground and traveling much in that large country before returning home via Japan and China.
We learn about serious, dangerous discrimination and bigotry in his journey through the American south.
I Wonder as I Wander
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He begins with a wobder chapter about travels in Cuba and Haiti, where he goes to recover from confusion and sadness after being abandoned by his former wanded. Probably one of my most favorite books. I suspect the last 15 has perhaps meant quite a lot of backward movement, but the descriptions of the people, the mores, the practical problems of the area struck home.
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I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey by Langston Hughes
As an educated northerner, he is surprised and sad to experience segregation and racial hatred. Hughes resiliently endures many discomforts on his journey through life and the world: It seems he is wandr among friends, new and old and his sense of optimism and humor bloom while away from Jim Crow southern America. He never failed to see the humour or irony in situations: Open Preview See a Problem? The New Yorker Magazine.
The tour was wildly successful in terms of generating both income and more importantly, publ This is actually a follow up to the author’s first volume of autobiographical writings entitled “The Big Sea” which I now want to wanedr as hugues.
Books by Langston Hughes. There even rare days where he doesn’t even have enough to eat. Lists with This Book. Rampersad notes that Hughes is “by no means completely candid or detailed about his politics Apr 07, Bob rated it it was amazing. Jun 07, Patricia rated it really liked it. Witness to a Century. He spent time in Cuba and Haiti, then did poetry readings in the American South, and stayed for a time in California before heading to Russia to take part in wohder Soviet movie that was to be made there.
Who Is Michael Ovitz? I “In the last few years I had been all around the embattled world and I had seen people walking tightropes everywhere–the tightrope of color in Alabama, the tightrope of transition in the Soviet Union, the tightrope ii repression in Japan, the tightrope of the fear of war in France–and of war itself in China and in Spain–and myself everywhere on my tightrope of words.
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What a wondrous life Langston Hughes led! His observational skills are immense. There is a longish bit about traveling in the South langsotn poetry to black audiences, bringing them face-to-face with the possibility of change. If you enjoyed Mark Twain’s travelogues or even “Blue Highways”, this should appeal to you as well.
This book was originally published in This was an incredibly enjoyable autobiography of one of my favourite poets, Langston Hughes. I can’t wait to read more of Hughes work. Hughes writes with economic simplicity – in the easy style of a poet but with less lyricism than one might expect. The actors insist upon going to the newly-Communist Asiatic part of the USSR to meet other people of darker skinwhich the Soviets are reluctant to oblige.
The poverty was intense. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Aug 06, Zanna rated it really liked it. I enjoyed it as a travel book and a window into a bygone era, while always feeling aander was a lot more going on behind the scenes than Hughes was willing to tell. Politically I think he may have been a bit naive while in Russia, accepting that in only ten years after the Revolution there was no more prejudice against people of color I am thinking specifically here about his time in what is now known as Uzbekistan.
I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey
This is a compelling story that begins with his struggles with the racism of the south in the ‘s, coupled with a travelogue of his episodes as a journalist traveling around the hughe at a time when there were many interesting and poignant moments in history occurring; the Japanese invasion of China when he is in Shanghaithe Spanish civil war which he reports on as a journalistand the earl I fell in love with Langston Hughes reading this book and have been obsessed with his life since.
So, under the thunder of Franco guns and the bombs of foreign planes, one thunderous night shaken by gunfire, a sort of mass submission of the decent maidens of Madrid to their beloveds took place.
Then, even in the eyes of their own lovers, thousands of the nice girls of Madrid, since they were no longer virgins, were held in contempt. He was glad he did because everywhere he drove her from Florida to Washington DC they were fed well by her admirers.