Essential Hughes (Compact Disc)

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Description


A rare and exceptional recording of Langston Hughes reading his own poetry, as well as his own commentary and reflections, on CD for the first time!

Collection includes: One Way Ticket The Negro Speaks of Rivers Puzzled Trumpet Player Ballad of the Gypsy Kid Sleepy Southern Mammy Songs Migrant Mama and Daughter Sylvester's Dying Bed Intern at Provident Hospital Merry-Go-Round Ku Klux Klan The South Mulatto Out of Work The Explanation of Our Times Dinner Guest: Me Cultural Exchange Along with commentary and reflections from the author

About the Author


Evelyn Louise Crawford and MaryLouise Patterson(a San Francisco art consultant and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Cornell) are the daughters of some of Langston Hughes's closest black friends and political comrades. They remained cherished friends and confidantes of his for over forty years. Their parents, Louise Thompson Patterson (1901 1999), William L. Patterson (1891 1980), Matt N. Crawford (1903 1996), and Evelyn Graces Crawford (1899 1972), were black Communist civil rights activists. Langston Hughes often stayed with them, and they all traveled together, corresponded about key issues of the day, and took a joint trip to the Soviet Union. Langston Hughes wrote poems to celebrate both girls' births.

Evelyn Louise Crawford and MaryLouise Patterson(a San Francisco art consultant and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Cornell) are the daughters of some of Langston Hughes's closest black friends and political comrades. They remained cherished friends and confidantes of his for over forty years. Their parents, Louise Thompson Patterson (1901 1999), William L. Patterson (1891 1980), Matt N. Crawford (1903 1996), and Evelyn Graces Crawford (1899 1972), were black Communist civil rights activists. Langston Hughes often stayed with them, and they all traveled together, corresponded about key issues of the day, and took a joint trip to the Soviet Union. Langston Hughes wrote poems to celebrate both girls' births.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061336942
ISBN-10: 0061336947
Publisher: Caedmon
Publication Date: July 24th, 2007
Pages: 1
Language: English