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By Carrie Hughes,Carmeletta M. Williams,John Edgar Tidwell,Nikky Finney

ISBN-10: 0820345652

ISBN-13: 9780820345659

ISBN-10: 082035385X

ISBN-13: 9780820353852

My pricey Boy brings a mostly unexplored measurement of Langston Hughes to mild. Carmaletta Williams and John Edgar Tidwell clarify that students have overlooked the very important function that correspondence among Carrie Hughes and her son Langston—Harlem Renaissance icon, popular poet, playwright, fiction author, autobiographer, and essayist—played in his work.

The greater than one hundred twenty heretofore unexamined letters awarded listed below are a veritable treasure trove of insights into the connection among mom Carrie and her well known son Langston. beforehand, a scholarly consensus had all started to emerge, accepting the belief in their lives and his paintings as basic and obvious. yet as Williams and Tidwell argue, this correspondence is exactly the place students should still commence with a view to comprehend the underlying complexity in Carrie and Langston’s dating. by way of making use of family members structures thought for the 1st time in Hughes scholarship, they display that it's a vital heuristic for interpreting the Hughes kinfolk and its impact on his paintings. The examine takes the serious truism approximately Langston’s reticence to bare his internal self and exhibits how his responses to Carrie have been frequently now not in go back letters yet, as an alternative, in his created artwork. therefore My pricey Boy finds the tough negotiations among family members and artwork that Langston engaged in as he tried to maintain an elusive yet enduring creative reputation.

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