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Published: 07 March 2013

288 Pages | 3 halftones


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 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