Langston Hughes and the Blues

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Drawing on an understanding of the shades and structures of the blues, this book elucidates the relationship between this musical form and the art of Langston Hughes, preeminent poet of the Harlem Renaissance. It shows how Hughes mined African-American oral and literary traditions to create his blues-inspired poetry.

Langston Hughes and the Blues 2001, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252069857

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Langston Hughes and the Blues 1988, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252014574

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