The Blues I'm Playing Summary
Langston Hughes

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The Blues I'm Playing Summary

In many ways, "The Blues I'm Playing" exemplifies the qualities that dominate the prose and poetry of Langston Hughes. The author is a major figure on the landscape of American poetry and may be the best-known on the landscape of African-American poetry. First published in Scribner's Magazine in May, 1934, and in the collection The Ways of White Folks that same year, "The Blues I'm Playing" combines Hughes's irony, his directness, and his use of...

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