Autobiography: I Wonder As I Wander (Collected Works of by Langston Hughes, Joseph McLaren

By Langston Hughes, Joseph McLaren

I'm wondering As I Wander is the second one quantity of Langston Hughes's autobiography, taking over the place the large Sea ended. protecting the interval from his twenty-ninth 12 months to his thirty-fifth 12 months, this quantity, which used to be initially released in 1956, is stuffed with brilliant photos of the folk and locations Hughes encountered in the course of his travels world wide.

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Like Hughes, he was treated as a black literary celebrity inside and outside the capital. As McKay states, “I went triumphantly from surprise to surprise, extravagantly fêted on every side. I was carried along on a crest of sweet excitement. ” Despite these positive recollections, McKay knew that New Masses attacked “If We Must Die,” his protest poem about lynching and persecution, and that there were accusations of bourgeois indifference. ”18 Robeson visited the Soviet Union in 1936 following Stalin’s 1934–1935 purge and after the murder of Sergei Kirov.

There was one other dilemma—how to make a living from the kind of writing I wanted to do. 4 I did not want to bat out slick non-Negro short stories in competition with a thousand other commercial writers trying to make The Saturday Evening Post. I wanted to write seriously and as well as I knew how about the Negro people, and make that kind of writing earn for me a living. I thought, with the four hundred dollars my novel had given me, I had better go sit in the sun awhile and think, having just been through a tense and disheartening winter after a series of misunderstandings with the kind lady who had been my patron.

But they were white. I was colored. So in Haiti I began to puzzle out how I, a Negro, could make a living in America from writing. There was one other dilemma—how to make a living from the kind of writing I wanted to do. 4 I did not want to bat out slick non-Negro short stories in competition with a thousand other commercial writers trying to make The Saturday Evening Post. I wanted to write seriously and as well as I knew how about the Negro people, and make that kind of writing earn for me a living.

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