Journals Higher Education

Which Sin to Bear?

Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes

David E. Chinitz

  • Presents a powerful new interpretation of Hughes's biography and critical output
  • Makes a valuable contribution to African American literary studies, particularly to the idea of "authentic blackness"
  • Includes transcripts of Hughes' testimony at the 1953 McCarthy Hearings, which were sealed until 2003
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