Caedmon, Compact Disc, 9780061336942, 1pp.
Publication Date: July 24, 2007
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
Langston Hughes (1902 1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and lived much of his life in Harlem, New York. As one America s most cherished chroniclers of the black experience, known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes s work was constantly groundbreaking throughout his forty-six-year career. His poetry about the ocean and the symbolism that surrounds it stems from his travels through Africa and Europe working as a seaman.