The Panther & the Lash
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ISBN10: 067973659X ISBN13: 9780679736592 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Feb 1 1992 Pages: 101 Weight: 0.30lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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 Black Americans in a voice that no reader could fail to hear. 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. In this, his last collection of verse, Hughes's voice--sometimes ironic, sometimes bitter, always powerful--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.