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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You don’t have to make embarrassing, transparently-false excuses when you’re sleepy and want to go home. These things, the hotel manager explained, simply were not done in Haiti by persons of our standing. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Little Golden America Koestler becomes increasingly disillusioned with Communism and later would go on to write Darkness at Noon and other scathing wnoder of Communist totalitarianism. I’d never heard of it or considered reading it until I found it on the “new arrivals” shelf in the audio book section of the library.

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Hughes spends significant time in post-revolution Russia, China and Japan often living hand-to-mouth but always running across fellow Americans, from bohemians to celebrities. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Where Jim Crow laws are alive and well. The Best of Simple.


When his father dies in Mexico, Hughes must travel there to attend to his estate, and he concludes his narrative with a description of his months in Spain during the Civil War, living in cities besieged by the Fascist forces of Franco and listening to the stories of American blacks who have traveled to this foreign land to fight against oppression. What he discovers is that, though the details of racism are complex, the main structure of that hierarchical evil is sadly the same and unchanging everywhere.

So, when the book club chose a memoir by a poet, I cringed and prepared myself for some fancy writin’, which only goes to show how wrong a person OK, I can be. Our Canary Islands Adventure. I Wonder as I Wander: But in Europe there is no color line.

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

And then, he goes to Moscow where artists are respected and well paid. I forgot I wasn’t listening langsston Hughes, although I have no idea if they sounded anything alike, but Hughes had a delightful interest in life and the narrator made that clear.

Jan 20, Frank rated it really liked it. He watched and questioned and explored. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diego Rivera, and many more. I remembered once hughe my childhood in Kansas my grandmother had given me an apple that had been bruised and so had a brown spot on it.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Since then, I have fallen in love.

This was an incredibly enjoyable autobiography of one of my favourite poets, Langston Hughes. I had no idea what to expect. Hughee 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. He wanted to see the other Soviet republics and traveled tot he border of Afghanistan, to Tashkent, Bokhara, Uzbekistan, Ashgabat.


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Please try again later. As it stands it is my favorite travel book to date.

I Wonder as I Wander

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I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey

Heart wqnder story of the America so many of us do not see. Hughes travels to the far eastern portions of the USSR and emphasizes the racial improvements that have occurred. Jul 16, C. I don’t know why he never wrote another volume that talked about the 40’s and beyond.