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The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Vera M. Kutzinski


The poet Langston Hughes was a tireless world traveler and a prolific translator, editor, and marketer. Translations of his own writings traveled even more widely than he did, earning him adulation throughout Europe, Asia, and especially the Americas. This book contends that, for writers who are part of the African diaspora, translation is more than just a literary practice: it is a fact of life and a way of thinking. Focusing on Hughes' autobiographies, translations of his poetry, his own translations, and the political lyrics that brought him to the attention of the infamous McCarthy Committ ... More

Keywords: modernism, Langston Hughes, poetry, African diaspora, translation, McCarthy Committee, literary modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451157
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vera M. Kutzinski, author
Vanderbilt University