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The Resource Langston Hughes : a study of the short fiction /r, Hans Ostrom

Langston Hughes : a study of the short fiction /r, Hans Ostrom

Label
Langston Hughes : a study of the short fiction /r
Title
Langston Hughes
Title remainder
a study of the short fiction /r
Statement of responsibility
Hans Ostrom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps the single best-known and most highly regarded African-American writer of his time, Langston Hughes (1902-1967) has left a profound mark on American letters. Taking the environment of urban blacks, Hughes captured in verse and prose its joys and pains, bringing a new realism to the subject. His language, while unadorned in style, remained spirited and true to colloquial speech, and his work was among the first by a black man to gain a multi-racial and national audience. Hughes is primarily remembered for his poetry, with which he established his reputation in the 1920s. He did not even publish his first collection of short fiction, The Ways of White Folks, until 1934. But precisely because it appeared after he had undergone an extensive process of artistic and personal development, it possesses an unusual coherence and power. It deals unflinchingly with racial, class, and sexual issues, as does his second collection, Laughing to Keep from Crying (1952). In 1950 a number of satirical sketches featuring Hughes's character Jesse B. Simple began appearing in collected form. These represent a tradition distinct from his other work. Hans Ostrom examines Hughes's short fiction canon in great detail, bringing in a wealth of information on Hughes's background and times to provide a fuller understanding. He discusses events such as the Harlem Renaissance and how they relate to Hughes, as well as sensitively examining the issue of race. Within a clear and coherent organizational scheme, Ostrom adds excerpts from interviews and letters and a section on the best previous scholarship and criticism. The result is a truly useful study
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ostrom, Hans A
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.U274
LC item number
Z689 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's studies in short fiction
Series volume
no. 47
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Hughes, Langston
  • African Americans in literature
  • Fiction
  • Short story
  • Noirs américains dans la littérature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Criticism and interpretation
  • Fiction
  • Short story
  • Verhalen
  • Kurzgeschichte
  • Blacks in literature
  • Short story
Label
Langston Hughes : a study of the short fiction /r, Hans Ostrom
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780805783438.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-118) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. The short fiction. The ways of white folks. Laughing to keep from crying. The Jesse B. Simple stories and Something in common. Character types and narrative modes
  • pt. 2. The writer
  • pt. 3. The critics. Alain Locke. Arna Bontemps. Carl Van Vechten. Luther Jackson. Melvin Tolson. Arnold Rampersad. Onwuchekwa Jemie. R. Baxter Miller. Arthur P. Davis. Houston A. Baker, Jr. Steven C. Tracy. Phyllis R. Klotman. Susan Blake. Edward Margolies. James O. Young. Mary Rohrberger. Jeffrey Walker. James Emanuel. Hoyt Fuller. Adam David Miller. Amiri Baraka
Control code
ocm27640611
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 125 pages
Isbn
9780805783438
Lccn
93018405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27640611
  • (OCoLC)27640611
Label
Langston Hughes : a study of the short fiction /r, Hans Ostrom
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780805783438.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-118) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. The short fiction. The ways of white folks. Laughing to keep from crying. The Jesse B. Simple stories and Something in common. Character types and narrative modes
  • pt. 2. The writer
  • pt. 3. The critics. Alain Locke. Arna Bontemps. Carl Van Vechten. Luther Jackson. Melvin Tolson. Arnold Rampersad. Onwuchekwa Jemie. R. Baxter Miller. Arthur P. Davis. Houston A. Baker, Jr. Steven C. Tracy. Phyllis R. Klotman. Susan Blake. Edward Margolies. James O. Young. Mary Rohrberger. Jeffrey Walker. James Emanuel. Hoyt Fuller. Adam David Miller. Amiri Baraka
Control code
ocm27640611
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 125 pages
Isbn
9780805783438
Lccn
93018405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27640611
  • (OCoLC)27640611

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