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The Resource Langston's salvation : American religion and the bard of Harlem, Wallace D. Best

Langston's salvation : American religion and the bard of Harlem, Wallace D. Best

Label
Langston's salvation : American religion and the bard of Harlem
Title
Langston's salvation
Title remainder
American religion and the bard of Harlem
Statement of responsibility
Wallace D. Best
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A new perspective on the role of religion in the work of Langston Hughes Langston's Salvation offers a fascinating exploration into the religious thought of Langston Hughes. Known for his poetry, plays, and social activism, the importance of religion in Hughes' work has historically been ignored or dismissed. This book puts this aspect of Hughes work front and center, placing it into the wider context of twentieth-century American and African American religious cultures. Best brings to life the religious orientation of Hughes work, illuminating how this powerful figure helped to expand the definition of African American religion during this time. Best argues that contrary to popular perception, Hughes was neither an avowed atheist nor unconcerned with religious matters. He demonstrates that Hughes' religious writing helps to situate him and other black writers as important participants in a broader national discussion about race and religion in America. Through a rigorous analysis that includes attention to Hughes's unpublished religious poems, Langston's Salvation reveals new insights into Hughes's body of work, and demonstrates that while Hughes is seen as one of the most important voices of the Harlem Renaissance, his writing also needs to be understood within the context of twentieth-century American religious liberalism and of the larger modernist movement. Combining historical and literary analyses with biographical explorations of Langston Hughes as a writer and individual, Langston's Salvation opens a space to read Langston Hughes' writing religiously, in order to fully understand the writer and the world he inhabited
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Best, Wallace D.
Dewey number
818/.5209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.U274
LC item number
Z6173 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Religion and literature
  • African Americans
  • Hughes, Langston
  • African Americans
  • Religion and literature
  • United States
Label
Langston's salvation : American religion and the bard of Harlem, Wallace D. Best
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Looking for Langston -- New territory for new Negroes -- Poems of a religious nature -- Concerning "goodbye, Christ" -- My Gospel year -- Christmas in black -- Do nothing till you hear from me
Control code
982434126
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 289 pages
Isbn
9781479834891
Lccn
2017008079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027648103
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982434126
Label
Langston's salvation : American religion and the bard of Harlem, Wallace D. Best
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Looking for Langston -- New territory for new Negroes -- Poems of a religious nature -- Concerning "goodbye, Christ" -- My Gospel year -- Christmas in black -- Do nothing till you hear from me
Control code
982434126
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 289 pages
Isbn
9781479834891
Lccn
2017008079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027648103
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982434126

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