The Panther & the Lash

The Panther & the Lash

Poems of Our Times

Book - 1992
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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.nbsp;nbsp;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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Characteristics: 101 p. ; 21 cm
Edition: 1st Vintage classics ed
ISBN: 067973659X
Call Number: 811.52 HUGHES
Alternative Title: Panther and the lash

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