I wonder as I wander: an autobiographical journey

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Octagon Books, 1974 - Biography & Autobiography - 405 pages
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The American author recalls and reflects on the people and places he encountered in his world travels during the 1930's

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User Review  - KamGeb - LibraryThing

Autobiography about his travels in Cuba, the Carribean, Southern America, Russia, Spanish Civil War all between WWI and WW II. Talked a lot about race relations in these areas. Very interesting from a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hannibal - Goodreads

i LOVED "the big sea", was really excited to read it but i don't even remember if i finished this. it was a little dull to me, his travels to all these foreign lands and what not. it didn't grab me like "big sea". BUT i'll give it another attempt at some point. Read full review



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Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published. Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks disapproved of his unflattering portrayal of black life. His numerous published volumes include, "The Weary Blues," "Fine Clothes to the Jew," and "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Hughes earned several awards during his lifetime including: a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant, and a Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. Langston Hughes died of heart failure on May 22, 1967.

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