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Ronald B. Miller
Haverford College (Haverford, PA 19041-1392)

"To Be a Composer": Theme, Imagery, and Structure in Langston Hughes

Study will be an important contribution to Black American letters. To date there is only one book--James Emanuel's--which focuses on Hughes. It is an extremely condensed analysis of the writer. Hughes authored more than 35 books. To write three articles in a series that will include eventually five: (1) "No Crystal Stair":Archetype Unity, and Symbol in Hughes's Poems on Women," (2) "To Be a Composer,": Hughes and the Triumph of Music and Art," (3) "Done Made Us Leave Our Home": Functions of Hughes's Traditional Image," (4) The Rock and the Bible: Hughes's Christian and Folk Myth," and (5) "As I Grew Older": Hughes and a Romantic Opposition--Innocence and Experience.

Project fields:
American Literature; British Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1975 – 8/31/1975