Montage of a dream : the art and life of Langston Hughes / edited by John Edgar Tidwell and Cheryl R. Ragar ; with a foreword by Arnold Rampersad.

"Contributors reexamine the continuing relevance of Langston Hughes's work and life to American, African American, and diasporic literatures and cultures. Includes fresh perspectives on the often overlooked "Luani of the Jungles," Black Magic, and works for children, as well as H...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Other Authors: Tidwell, John Edgar, Ragar, Cheryl R.
Format: eBook
Published: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007.
Table of Contents:
  • Poeme por Langston / Cheikh Amadou Dieng
  • Poem for Langston / translated by Mame Selbee Diouf
  • Langston Hughes revisited and revised: an introduction / John Edgar Tidwell and Cheryl R. Ragar
  • The sacred and the secular
  • Langston Hughes and Aunt Hager's children's blues performance: "Six-Bits Blues " / Steven C. Tracy
  • Almost, but not quite, bluesmen in Langston Hughes's poetry / Trudier Harris
  • Natural and unnatural circumstances in Not Without Laughter / Elizabeth Schultz
  • The public and the private
  • The sounds of silence: Langston Hughes as a "down-low" brother? / John Edgar Tidwell
  • Langston Hughes on the open road: compulsory hetereosexuality and the question of presence / Juda Bennett
  • Gender performance and sexual subjectivity in Not Without Laughter: Sandy's emergent masculinity / Kimberly J. Banks
  • Mother to son: the letters from Carrie Hughes Clark to Langston Hughes, 1928-1938 / Regennia N. Williams and Carmaletta M. Williams
  • Revolutions literary and political
  • "Luani of the Jungles" : reimagining the Africa of Heart of Darkness / Jeffrey A. Schwarz
  • Langston Hughes's red poetics and the practice of "disalienation" / Robert Young
  • The paradox of modernism in The Ways of White Folks / Sandra Y. Govan
  • Other words and other worlds
  • The empowerment of displacement / Isabel Soto
  • "It is the Same Everywhere for Me" : Langston Hughes and the African diaspora's everyman / Lorenzo Thomas
  • Montage of a dream destroyed: Langston Hughes in Spain / Michael Thurston
  • The Russian connection: interracialism as queer alliance in The Ways of White Folks / Kate A. Baldwin
  • Langston Hughes and the boundaries of art
  • Langston Hughes and the children's literary tradition / Giselle Liza Anatol
  • Circles of liberation and constriction: dance in Not Without Laughter / Joan Stone
  • The essayistic vision of Langston Hughes / Christopher C. DeSantis
  • Langston Hughes and the movies: the case of Way Down South / Thomas Cripps.