Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

W. Jason Miller

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035338

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035338.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 26 September 2021

Negotiating Censorship in the 1950s

Negotiating Censorship in the 1950s

Lynching as Analogy

Chapter:
(p.77) 3 Negotiating Censorship in the 1950s
Source:
Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture
Author(s):

W. Jason Miller

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0004

The chapter introduces the 1950s as a time when Hughes had to deal with intense censorship concerns and lynching was witnessing a change of form. It takes a close look at two of his poems “Not for Publication” and “Dream Deferred.” It introduces the use of lynching by Hughes as an analogy. It presents the means by which Hughes translated elements from the visual world of photography into the verbal realm of poetry. The chapter portrays Hughes's growing appreciation for photography in the 1950s. Hughes's relationship with photographers Roy DeCarava, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Griffith J. Davis, and Marion Palfi inform this chapter's reading of “Dream Deferred.” The chapter also shows how and why Hughes placed “Not for Publication” (1953) in the black press as well as in two international publications.

Keywords:   censorship, analogy, poem, photography, Langston Hughes, lynching, Not for Publication, Dream Deferred, black press

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .