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I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical…

I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey

by Langston Hughes

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Autobiography about his travels in Cuba, the Carribean, Southern America, Russia, Spanish Civil War all between WWI and WW II. Talked a lot about race relations in these areas. Very interesting from a historical point of view but at times it was confusing and at times it seemed like random name dropping. ( )
  KamGeb | Apr 4, 2015 |
Started with the audiobook, which was well narrated, and for logistics reasons, switched to the printed book. A fascinating, insightful look at a specific period of time prior to World War II when Hughes traveled. The main travels are Russia but there is a portion devoted to his stay in Spain during their Civil War. Wished it had a map. ( )
  geraldinefm | Mar 24, 2014 |
A fascinating and humble autobiography from one of the USA's most important literary figures. ( )
  eslee | Apr 14, 2006 |
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In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s.

His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dictatorships, wars, revolutions. He meets and brings to life the famous and the humble, from Arthur Koestler to Emma, the Black Mammy of Moscow. It is the continuously amusing, wise revelation of an American writer journeying around the often strange and always exciting world he loves.

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The American author recalls and reflects on the people and places he encountered in his world travels during the 1930's.

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