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Langston Hughes

Date de naissance: 1. février 1902
Date de décès: 22. mai 1967
Autres noms:لنقستون هیوز,James Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes est un poète, nouvelliste, dramaturge et éditorialiste américain du XXe siècle. Sa renommée est due en grande partie à son implication dans le mouvement culturel communément appelé Renaissance de Harlem qui a secoué Harlem dans les années 1920. Quelques-unes de ses œuvres ont été publiées en France.

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Citations Langston Hughes

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„Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.“

— Langston Hughes
"Dreams," from the anthology Golden Slippers: An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers, ed. Arna Bontemps (1941)

„Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.“

— Langston Hughes
"A Note on Humor", from The Book of Negro Humor https://books.google.com/books?id=60FkAAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22Humor+is+laughing+at+what+you+haven%27t+got+when+you+ought+to+have+it.%22, p. vii (1966)

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„The steel of freedom does not stain.
From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
We must take back our land again,
America!“

— Langston Hughes
Context: Sure, call me any ugly name you choose — The steel of freedom does not stain. From those who live like leeches on the people's lives, We must take back our land again, America!

„What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?“

— Langston Hughes
Context: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore — And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over — like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? "Harlem"

„I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.“

— Langston Hughes
Context: I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. "I, Too, Sing America," in the magazine Survey Graphic (March 1925); reprinted in Selected Poems (1959)

„You are white —
yet a part of me, as I am a part of you.“

— Langston Hughes
Context: You are white — yet a part of me, as I am a part of you. That’s American. Sometimes perhaps you don’t want to be a part of me. Nor do I often want to be a part of you. But we are, that’s true! As I learn from you, I guess you learn from me — although you’re older — and white — and somewhat more free. "Theme from English B"

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