Langston Hughes Reads

Langston Hughes Reads A Rare and Exceptional Recording of Langston Hughes Reading His Own Poetry Langston Hughes belongs to whoever is listening A possession in common like the sights and sounds of a streetcorner hangout

  • Title: Langston Hughes Reads
  • Author: Langston Hughes
  • ISBN: 9780694522736
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Audiobook
  • A Rare and Exceptional Recording of Langston Hughes Reading His Own Poetry Langston Hughes belongs to whoever is listening A possession in common, like the sights and sounds of a streetcorner hangout or the barbershop debate over pretty girls legs and baseball players open your ears and your heart if you ve got one, Langston will walk right in and do the rest Always pA Rare and Exceptional Recording of Langston Hughes Reading His Own Poetry Langston Hughes belongs to whoever is listening A possession in common, like the sights and sounds of a streetcorner hangout or the barbershop debate over pretty girls legs and baseball players open your ears and your heart if you ve got one, Langston will walk right in and do the rest Always public, his poems have no front door not fully alive in the unspoken state never quite satisfied unless they are talking to somebody His thoughts come naked, conceived in the open only at home in the public domain Free, without charge, like water, like air like salted peanuts at a Harlem rent party Come in, have one on me that s Langston s style a great host a perfect bartender profligate not of pigs feet but of poetry dishing it up, iambic pentameter, on the rocks and on the house, fresh wrote this morning Dead now, but still alive Ol Langston in the corners of my mind Ossie DavisContents One Way Ticket The Negro Speaks of Rivers Puzzled Trumpet Player Ballad of the Gypsy Kid Sleepy Southern Mammy Songs Migrant Mama and Daughter Sylvester s Dying Bed Intern at Provident Hospital Merry Go Round Ku Klux Klan The South Mulatto Out of Work The Explanation of Our Times Dinner Guest Me Cultural Exchange This recording also includes rare commentary and reflections from the author.

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    1. Though it lacks substance a little, I can't imagine a better introduction to Hughes and his poetry than this recorded lecture by the author illustrated with readings of him poems. He covers his beginning as a poet, prentice work, themes to which he returned, Harlem, and other topics and themes. It lacks the substance of a biography or survey of Hughes as a writer, but this is a wonderful way to learn if you want to know more.

    2. Wonderful discovery on Spotify. I did not realize they had a variety of audiobooks in audio narration. It was fascinating to hear Hughes tell his stories and narrate his own poetry.

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