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  • ISBN: 9780252069857
  • ISBN10: 0252069854

Langston Hughes & the Blues

by Steven C. Tracy

  • List Price: $30.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/2001
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Drawing on a deep understanding of the shades and structures of the blues, Steven C. Tracy elucidates the vital relationship between this musical form and the art of Langston Hughes, preeminent poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Tracy provides a cultural context for the poet's work and shows how Hughes mined African-American oral and literary traditions to create his blues-inspired poetry. Through a detailed comparison of Hughes's poems to blues texts, Tracy demonstrates how the poetics, structures, rhythms, and musical techniques of the blues are reflected in Hughes's experimental forms. The volume also includes a discography of recordings by the blues artists -- Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and others -- who most influenced Hughes, updated in a new introduction by the author.
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0252069854 University of Illinois Press trade paperback, 2001, clean/tight
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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 328 p. Audience: General/trade. In Good to Very Good condition. Doodle on dedication page by previous owner.