The Panther and the Lash

The Panther and the Lash

by Langston Hughes
     
 

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From the publication of his first book in 1926, Langston Hughes was America's acknowledged poet of color, the first to commemorate the experience—and suffering—of African-Americans in a voice that no reader, black or white, could fail to hear.  In this, his last collection of verse, Hughes's voice is more pointed than ever before, as he

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From the publication of his first book in 1926, Langston Hughes was America's acknowledged poet of color, the first to commemorate the experience—and suffering—of African-Americans in a voice that no reader, black or white, could fail to hear.  In this, his last collection of verse, Hughes's voice is more pointed than ever before, as he explicitly addresses the racial politics of the sixties in such pieces as "Prime," "Motto," "Dream Deferred," "Frederick Douglas: 1817-1895," "Still Here," "Birmingham Sunday." " History," "Slave," "Warning," and "Daybreak in Alabama." Sometimes Ironic, sometimes bitter, always powerful, the poems in The Panther and the Lash are the last testament of a great American writer who grappled fearlessly and artfully with the most compelling issues of his time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679736592
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Series:
Vintage Books Series
Edition description:
1st Vintage classics ed
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
893,275
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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