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The novels : Not without laughter, and, Tambourines to glory / edited with an introduction by Dolan Hubbard.

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Author
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Publication Info.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2001]
Publication Info.
©2001

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Description
1 online resource (xvi, 325 pages).
Series
The collected works of Langston Hughes ; v. 4
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Collected works of Langston Hughes ; v. 4.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary
Although best known as a poet, Langston Hughes was also the author of two novels that richly evoke the black experience in America. First published in 1930 and 1958, respectively, Not without Laughter and Tambourines to Glory reflect the early and late vision of one of the twentieth century's most distinguished men of letters. In his introduction to this combined edition of both novels, Dolan Hubbard addresses Hughes's growing influence on American letters and reveals how a black aesthetic tradition shaped his art and his imagination. Hughes shows us how the discourse of black America informs and alters our understanding of cultural history and of aesthetic values. In Not without Laughter, he movingly tells the story of a black boy growing into manhood in a small Kansas town during the early twentieth century and his experiences with race, family, school, work, music, and religion. His grandmother, a humble religious woman, struggles to keep her family (living with her are two of her three daughters, one son-in-law, and her grandson) together, on the meager income she earns by taking in washing. Set in Harlem, the center of Hughes's spiritual universe, Tambourines to Glory is an urban folk melodrama based on the black fusion of Christian hymns and spirituals with the blues. This comic novel captures the spirit of newly transplanted southern blacks who bend the alien rhythms of the city to the gospel sound. This volume of The Collected Works of Langston Hughes is a testament to a man whose life and writings have had a profound influence on world literature and is proof that Hughes's immense talent embraced not only poetry, but fiction as well.
Contents
Langston Hughes; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Langston Hughes; Introduction; A Note on the Text; Not without Laughter ; Contents; Not without Laughter; One Storm; Two Conversation; Three Jimboy's Letter; Four Thursday Afternoon; Five Guitar; Six Work; Seven White Folks; Eight Dance; Nine Carnival; Ten Punishment; Eleven School; Twelve Hard Winter; Thirteen Christmas; Fourteen Return; Fifteen One by One; Sixteen Nothing but Love; Seventeen Barber-Shop; Eighteen Children's Day; Nineteen Ten Dollars and Costs; Twenty Hey, Boy-; Twenty-one Note to Harriett; Twenty-two Beyond the Jordan.
Twenty-three Tempy's HouseTwenty-four A Shelf of Books; Twenty-five Pool Hall; Twenty-six The Doors of Life; Twenty-seven Beware of Women; Twenty-eight Chicago; Twenty-nine Elevator; Thirty Princess of the Blues; Tambourines to Glory; Contents; Tambourines to Glory; Palm Sunday; Blue Monday; Visions of a Rock; Naturally Weak; When Sap Rises; The Call; Bible and Bonus; Pointed Questions; Enter Birdie Lee; The Fix; Ethiopian Eden; DyedRinRtheRWool; Likker and Loot; Enter Buddy; Enter Marty; The Devil! s Ham; Lights Out; Stray Cats, Stray Dogs; God! s Marquee; Strong Branch; Enter Marietta.
Steak for DinnerLucky Texts; Set to Ascend; One Lost Lamb; Moon over Harlem; Shower; Cross to Bear; Apple of Evil; Rascal of God; Everlasting Arm; Judas in Scarlet; Watch with Me; One of the Least; As in a Dream; Jubilation.
Subject
African American boys -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Kansas -- Fiction.
African American churches -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Independent churches -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Literary collections.
FICTION -- Coming of Age.
Indexed Term
Litteratur Engelsk, amerikansk litteratur.
Genre/Form
Religious fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
Added Author
Hubbard, Dolan, 1949-
Added Title
Novels. Selections
Not without laughter.
Tambourines to glory.
Other Form:
Print version: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Novels. Selections. Novels. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2001 0826213421 (OCoLC)47693591
ISBN
0826263879 (electronic bk.)
9780826263872 (electronic bk.)