Which Sin to Bear?: Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes by David E. ChinitzWhich Sin to Bear?: Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes by David E. Chinitz

Which Sin to Bear?: Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes

byDavid E. Chinitz

Paperback | July 15, 2016

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Which Sin To Bear? mines Langston Hughes's creative work, newspaper columns, letters, and unpublished papers to reveal a writer who faced a daunting array of dicey questions and intimidating obstacles, and whose triumphs and occasional missteps are a fascinating and telling part of his legacy.David E. Chinitz explores Hughes's efforts to negotiate the problems of identity and ethics he faced as an African American professional writer and intellectual, tracing his early efforts to fashion himself as an "authentic" black poet of the Harlem Renaissance and his later imagining of a new andmore inclusive understanding of authentic blackness. He also examines Hughes's lasting yet self-critical commitment to progressive politics in the mid-century years and shows how, in spite of ambivalence - and, at times, anguish - Hughes was forced to engage in ethical compromises to achieve hispersonal and social goals.
David E. Chinitz is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. His publications include T.S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide and, most recently, A Companion to Modernist Poetry.
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Title:Which Sin to Bear?: Authenticity and Compromise in Langston HughesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190623969

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