In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent s. In I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey, Langston Hughes recounts his travels during the ‘s through the United States, Mexico, and Cuba. Essays and criticism on Langston Hughes’ I Wonder as I Wander – Critical Essays .

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Hughes vividly ca In the second of his two autobiographies, the richly talented Langston Hughes recounts hugehs remarkable langdton during the s. The Korean War and Aftermath. Refresh and try again. Aug 27, David rated it it was amazing. Instead of focusing on military maneuvers guaranteed to make my eyes glaze overhe focused on civilian life in besieged Madrid.

There are conflicting theories based on scant evidence ; some claim he was closeted, others that he was asexual. Stay in Touch Sign up.

I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey by Langston Hughes

This is an unexpectedly dense book, compared to Hughes’s fast-paced first autobiography The Big Sea. It is yet another demonstration as if one were needed that books often are have all of the advanta A important job of a poet should be to speak plainly.

Return winder Book Page. Mary Dearborn and Mary V. The Wandre Stories of Langston Hughes. A can-do spirit informs just about everything Hughes undertakes, whether he’s cobbling together speaking engagements at black colleges in the South, trying to get back from Cuba, or figuring out how to visit China despite the red tape.

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Sep 17, Megan rated it it was amazing Shelves: I listened to this as an audio book and had to make sure to take notes every once in a while as I am reading for book club.

Hughes was lucky as a writer on this book; he was famous, black when it was a political issue, and traveling on the eve of WWII. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Fascinating also to get insights into the daily lives of these people Since then, I have fallen in love.

There wohder no color line. Oct 21, David rated it it was amazing.

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Looking for More Great Reads? Koestler very reasonably thinks this is an inappropriate reaction to a clear miscarriage of justice, but Hughes doesn’t really take Koestler’s implied criticism very seriously. Perhaps this is why he travelled so much; he had fewer problems and was treated more like a human everywhere he went outside the United States.

Feb 08, Tina rated it really liked it. Despite the movie project being canceled, lanhston actors are paid and offered a complimentary tour of the USSR.

I was reminded of just how wide and full that spirit can be. There, he receives an invitation to help write a film in the USSR, and he travels with a large group of African Americans to Moscow to await the beginning of the project. He realized art can be therapeutic in those cases: Langston Hughes was a person with a curious mind.



Life in Tashkent was far from comfortable and perfect, and the near approximation to comfort was only in the upper-echelon hotels or the homes of the very top commissars, engineers, writers, or dancers. The Hue and Cry at Our House.

It’s eerie of course when Hughes receives word the following day that his father had passed on during the night. This is also, of course, a first-rate travelogue complete with fleas, starvation, fine food, political tightrope-walking, weird sexual practices, and lots of long, boring train trips.

I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey

This book is his travelogue of those years. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diego Rivera, and many more.

He meets and brings to life the famous and the humble, from Arthur Koestler to Emma, the Black In I Wonder as I WanderLangston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life llangston the turbulent s. This is the second autobiography written by Langston Hughes.