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Langston"s salvation

Wallace D. Best

Langston"s salvation

American religion and the bard of Harlem

by Wallace D. Best

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African Americans,
  • History,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Religion and literature,
  • Religion

  • About the Edition

    A new perspective on the role of religion in the work of Langston Hughes Langston"s Salvation offers a fascinating exploration into the religious thought of Langston Hughes. Known for his poetry, plays, and social activism, the importance of religion in Hughes" work has historically been ignored or dismissed. This book puts this aspect of Hughes work front and center, placing it into the wider context of twentieth-century American and African American religious cultures. Best brings to life the religious orientation of Hughes work, illuminating how this powerful figure helped to expand the definition of African American religion during this time. Best argues that contrary to popular perception, Hughes was neither an avowed atheist nor unconcerned with religious matters. He demonstrates that Hughes" religious writing helps to situate him and other black writers as important participants in a broader national discussion about race and religion in America. Through a rigorous analysis that includes attention to Hughes"s unpublished religious poems, Langston"s Salvation reveals new insights into Hughes"s body of work, and demonstrates that while Hughes is seen as one of the most important voices of the Harlem Renaissance, his writing also needs to be understood within the context of twentieth-century American religious liberalism and of the larger modernist movement. Combining historical and literary analyses with biographical explorations of Langston Hughes as a writer and individual, Langston"s Salvation opens a space to read Langston Hughes" writing religiously, in order to fully understand the writer and the world he inhabited.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementWallace D. Best
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3515.U274 Z6173 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 289 pages
    Number of Pages289
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26935976M
    ISBN 101479834890
    ISBN 109781479834891
    LC Control Number2017008079
    OCLC/WorldCa982434126

    Best, a professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton, highlights an often overlooked aspect of Langston Hughes, the Bard of Harlem: his views on religion. The book explores the reli. Salvation langston hughes thesis. However, his not really saved. church had had a special meeting for children. the meeting was about to bring the young sinner who had not yet been salvation langston hughes thesis brought to jesus. salvation" by langston thesis hughes comment [ a1]: i was saved from sin when i was going on thirteen. but not really saved%(4K).

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    Introduction by Arnold Rampersad. Langston Hughes, born in , came of age early in the s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs/5. Eng. Tri 1 Salvation. STUDY. Flashcards. Learn. Write. Spell. Test. PLAY. Match. Gravity. Created by. mhzjjzphz. Terms in this set (10) Author. Langston Hughes. Plot. Exposition - 12 year old Langston is being pressured by his Auntie Reed to be part of the Church revival to save his life.


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"Langstons Salvation provides thorough details of Hughess transition from a young poet to one who used his message of change and enlightenment in written and spoken form. Best gives an intense perspective of his championing of race issues and quest for religious understanding.

Its a great book for delving more deeply into the meaning of his works."/5(2). Overall, Langston’s Salvation provides thorough details of Hughes’s transition from a young poet to one who used his message of change and enlightenment in written and spoken form. Best gives an intense perspective of his championing of race issues and quest for religious understanding.

Combining historical and literary analyses with biographical explorations of Langston Hughes as a writer and individual, Langston’s Salvation opens a space to read Hughes’ writing religiously, in order to fully understand the writer and the world he inhabited.

Langston’s Salvation offers a fascinating exploration into the religious thought of Langston Hughes. Known for his poetry, plays, and social activism, the importance of religion in Hughes’ work has historically been ignored or dismissed.

Finally, “Langston’s Salvation” is a compelling story about the complexity of religion and theology in African American Intellectual tradition. Nonetheless, inHughes wrote an important play entitled “Emperor of Haiti: A Historical Play,” which was staged in   Langston’s Salvation is not strictly a religious biography of Hughes, but rather a study of how Hughes engaged with religion as an intellectual and how he thought theologically.

Hughes was raised in the AME Church, and as an adult wrote about religion extensively, particularly in his poetry. Publisher description: "Langston's Salvation offers a fascinating exploration into the religious thought of Langston Hughes.

Known for his poetry, plays, and social activism, the importance of religion in Hughes' work has historically been ignored or dismissed. Langston’s Salvation offers a fascinating exploration into the religious thought of Langston Hughes.

Known for his poetry, plays, and social activism, the importance of religion in Hughes’ work has historically been ignored or dismissed. New Books Langston’s Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem.

By Wallace Best. Published in the J Issue Langston’s Salvation (NYU Press) Tell us about your latest book, album, or film. Submit Content. Langston Hughes () was a renowned African American essayist, poet and author during the resurgence of African American literature in the early 20th century.

His essay illustrates the toxic power of experiential faith applied by group pressure demanding religious submission at the cost of true conviction.

This is a testimony that the. “Salvation” is the third chapter of Langston Hughes’s memoir The Big Sea, but this two-page tour de force of prose is also a compact and complete story. Here are five things I like about it. Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem.

the importance of religion in Hughes' work has historically been ignored or dismissed. This book puts this aspect of Hughes work front and center, placing it into the wider context of twentieth-century American and African American religious cultures.

Langston's Salvation. The narrator of "Salvation" is the author, Langston Hughes. "Salvation" is a memoir that chronicles Hughes's experiences with faith and his inability to be saved at church. It is a coming of. There was a problem previewing this document.

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[Wallace D Best] -- "Langston's Salvation offers a fascinating exploration into the religious thought of Langston Hughes. Known for his poetry, plays, and social activism, the importance of religion in Hughes' work has.

Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem is an examination of Hughes's work from a political, religious, and social perspective. Best is a professor of Religion and African American Studies, Princeton University.

He specializes in 20th century African American religious history. His research and teaching focus on the areas of African American religion.

"Salvation" is an excerpt from The Big Sea (), an autobiography by Langston Hughes (). Poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and newspaper columnist, Hughes is best known for his insightful and imaginative portrayals of African Author: Richard Nordquist.

Salvation means for most people that this is when their perception changes in life and about life. Salvation is when someone comes to a certain realization that things around them are changing, and the way they once looked at life is now different.

Salvation relates to the story of a young. Langston Hughes’ short autobiographical essay, “Salvation” described his experience at a church revival when he was twelve years old. Hughes and his auntie Reed attended a special event at church, "to bring the young lambs to the fold" (Hughes).Author: Sa'adia Rhym.

Langston Hughes, American writer who was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and who vividly depicted the African American experience through his writings, which ranged from poetry and plays to novels and newspaper columns. Learn more about Hughes’s life and work.

Literary Analysis In the narrative “Salvation” Langston Hughes vividly paints a picture of himself as a little boy in a charismatic scene of a church where he takes us into his feelings of pressure, confusion, and disappointment in himself during his “saving” from sin by Jesus.

He uses literary devices,to build up and develop detail of his experience, such as his.Shop Langston University New, Used, Rental and Digital Textbooks at the Lions Bookstore. Flat-Rate Shipping. Accommodation has been made to return rented books by mail if store location is closed or renter is away from campus.

Owned books can also be sold back online.Combining historical and literary analyses with biographical explorations of Langston Hughes as a writer and individual, Langston’s Salvation opens a space to read Hughes’s writing religiously, in order to fully understand the writer and the world he inhabited.