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The Big Sea

In his autobiography The Big Sea, Langston Hughes recalls "the gay times of the New Negro era in Harlem." He says that this era was already waning in 1929, the year of the Wall Street Crash, and...

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The Big Sea

"Salvation" by Langston Hughes is actually an excerpt from his autobiography, The Big Sea. It describes a religious service within an African American charismatic Christian tradition, in which...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2016, 3:26 am (UTC)

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One academic thesis could link Langston Hughes’s relationship with his father to his connection with religion. You could argue that Hughes’s contempt for his father is, in some ways, related to his...

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The Big Sea

The title of The Big Sea by Langston Hughes, an autobiography detailing his life from his birth through 1931 when he won the Harmon Award for Literature, is derived from one of the most striking...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2015, 1:14 am (UTC)

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The Big Sea

Langston Hughes's first autobiography titled The Big Sea details vignettes about his life as a struggling young writer, particularly struggling against the racial barriers that hampered African...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2015, 3:24 am (UTC)

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A critical element of "The Big Sea" is the exploration of one's identity. Hughes uses his own background and upbringing to examine the forces that played a major role in his belief system and his...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2009, 9:56 am (UTC)

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