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Like the Chinese poet who wondered if he was a man dreaming he was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming he was a man, ... One can will a dream to keep returning as long as it continues to give pleasure; when it has exhausted its ...
In his last two books of poetry published before his death, Montage of a Dream Deferred ( 1 95 1 ) and Ask Your Mama ( 1 96 1 ), Hughes concentrated even more on the rhythms of jazz and the blues to deliver his message.
Since Hughes indicated that Montage of a Dream Deferred should be treated as a unified work, it may be unfair to criticize individual pieces. Nevertheless, it is difficult to accept most of the content as a meaningful interpretation of ...
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American writers: a collection of literary biographiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This supplement, the latest addition to the well-known "American Writers'' series, includes 29 authors. All except Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century orator and writer, are 20th-century poets ... Read full review