Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 February 2013

288 Pages | 3 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199919697

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Which Sin to Bear?

Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes

David E. Chinitz

  • Presents a powerful new interpretation of Hughes's biography and work
  • Highlights Hughes's achievement as a writer engaged with the problems of racial authenticity and the ethics of compromise
  • Includes transcripts of Hughes's testimony at the 1953 McCarthy Hearings, including the executive session that was sealed until 2003