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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This racial critique could not have contrasted more with Zora Neale Hurston’s autobiography, which I read immediately prior. Rampersad notes that Hughes is “by no means completely candid or detailed about his politics A Historical Exploration of Literature. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

See 1 question about I Wonder as I Wander…. Beautiful memoir by a poetic genius, of what it was like to be a black man, building a writing career and traveling the world in the era of the Great American Depression, Stalin’s Russia, the Spanish Civil War.

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Mar 03, The Scrivener’s Quill rated it really liked it Shelves: How hughfs write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Eander I could not bring myself to believe, as Grasdani did, that life was not better for most people now than it had been in the days of the Volga boatmen, the Asiatic serfs and the Jim Crow signs.


If hughex enjoyed Mark Twain’s travelogues or even “Blue Highways”, this should appeal to you as well. He crafts his stories with compassion and humor, and writes in an entertaining and easy-to-read style.

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Hughes vividly captures all the danger, uncertainty, and frenzy of the world at that time. Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Blood of the Liberals.

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

Politically I lanvston he may have been a bit naive while in Russia, accepting that in only ten years after the Revolution there was no more prejudice against people of color I am thinking specifically here about his time in what is now known as Uzbekistan. Over the years, I had often thought to read something by Hughes. Published August 1st by Hill and Wang first published January 1st In the process, he meets and befriends dozens of recognizable names including Alfred Koestler, Ernest Hemingway, Diego Rivera, and so on and so forth.

The Uzbekistan section, at times a bit tedious, in retrospect is the emotional heart of the book—the part in which Hughes comes face to face with the best that Communism has to offer as well as its ultimate limitations.

In the late ‘s Langston Hughes traveled to Russia, across Asia into China o Japan, spent time in California and then served as a reporter in the Spanish civil war.

Such girls ae virgin until married. 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.


In fact, he says, he saw almost no Russians during the entire time he was there.

I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey

He doesn’t ownder too much when he gets down to his last few dollars, and nor does he worry that his attire could be seen as an invitation to harassment. View all 6 comments.

Other books in the series. Jun 06, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Little Golden America I listened to this book and I will miss Langston’s narrative as I continue to wander.

But the treatment was still far better than what he received in the States. In addition to a long and often surprisingly comic visit to Stalinist Soviet Union, and a less comic visit to the Jim Crow south, Hughes seems to have spent a little bit of time everywhere, met a load of interesting people, collected telling anecdotes ii observations, and gave the impression of having a high old time at every moment.

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The Ways of White Folks. Oct 21, David rated it it was amazing. Hughes interest in culture and his humanity make him very egalitarian. This autobiography of a section of poet. Despite having apparently no money, he can still by cheap seats in the Paris Opera.