EXCERPTS OF "LET AMERICA BE AMERICA AGAIN" II BY LANGSTON HUGHES FROM STANZA " I AM THE YOUNG MAN FULL OF STRENGTH. . . ."

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Ilse Schreiber Noll

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Excerpts of "Let America Be America Again" II by Langston Hughes from stanza " I am the young man full of strength. . . ."

Woodcut, 2018.
Image size 27 7/8 x 22 5/8" (71 x 57.4 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95017
Price: $600.00
Publisher :
Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed "2/5."

The excerpts are from the poem, "Let America Be America Again" written by Langston Hughes in 1935....It was originally published in the July 1936 issue of "Esquire Magazine," and it was later republished in the 1937 issue of "Kansas Magazine." It was revised and included in a small collection of Langston Hughes poems entitled "A New Song", published by the International Workers Order in 1938.

The poem speaks of the American dream that never existed for the lower-class American and the freedom and equality that every immigrant hoped for but never achieved. In his poem, Hughes represents not only African Americans, but other economically disadvantaged and minority groups as well. Besides criticizing the unfair life in America, the poem conveys a sense of hope that the American Dream is soon to come.
20th Century Subjects , Historical , Miscellaneous

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