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I Wonder as I Wander

An Autobiographical Journey
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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.

©1956 Langston Hughes (P)2011 Random House

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  • ladytbear64
  • 04/02/2015

Love this book!

I felt like I was in the places written about by Mr. Langston Hughes. It should be required reading in school. Being in my 50's and being a product of a Southern education, I was deprived of the vast amount of African American literature available. Thank God for historically black colleges like Southern University. That is where I first became aware of people like Langston Hughes, Weldon Johnson and many others.

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  • Marva
  • 10/08/2014

The Writer

Would you consider the audio edition of I Wonder as I Wander to be better than the print version?

Cannot say, didn't read the print version. But, I can say that the Narrator was the book most enjoyable to listen to. His voice never wavered and, though I've read several books, his narrating, by far, was excellent.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Wonder as I Wander?

The incredible journey throughout Russia and beyond.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were several scenes that were moving - i.e., leaving home for Florida and Haiti, traveling abroad, returning to Mexico, home and returning, once again, across the water to Paris - all were moving. Though he had little money, he had fun and met so many wonderful and gracious people along the way. The last chapter made an excellent notation: Mr. Hugest stated he wanted to be a professional writer, travel, meet people and view main events. I felt like I witnessed and viewed them with him.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think it was the timeline. My mother often shared stories of the 30s; and hearing this fabulous book, made me feel like I was living it with the author.

Any additional comments?

I had heard of Mr. Langston Hughes and his fabulous poetry; this book, however, was beyond anything I'd ever thought or read. It should be a must read for all.
Great, GrEaT BOOK!!

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  • Arthur
  • 07/12/2014

Should be on everyone's must read list!

This is a fascinating memoir of Mr. Hughes' journey(s) around the globe during the 1930's. From the Americas through Europe, the Soviet Union, Shanghai, Japan, Spain and back. Mr. Hughes seemed to be near the center of most of the major events of that decade.

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  • Bee
  • 03/12/2017

An historical journey through Hughes' travels

Interesting, historical first person opinions. Gives a good perspective on the character of Langston Hughes and the global world he casually encounters. As a lover of history I enjoyed knowing Russia as it evolved toward equality; Spain under attack and the other countries he lived in. Hughes becomes so much more than a great writer. He was inquisitive, brave, kind and brilliant.

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  • Retired
  • 25/04/2012

Very listenable

Where does I Wonder as I Wander rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

I like non-fiction. This audiobook ranks in the top 10 I have heard. The narration is excellent, and the story moves from one interesting story to another.

What other book might you compare I Wonder as I Wander to and why?

I was reminded of my recent listen, Winston Churchill. The time frame was similar, which is to me a worthy era of history. I did not know anything about Langston Hughes. This audiobook broadened my perspective.

Have you listened to any of the narrator???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not listened to any of the narrator`s other performances. He did well in conveying the voice of Langston Hughes.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Harlem was in vogue.

Any additional comments?

The story prompted me to frequently wonder, ``What drove Langston Hughes to wander as he did??` This was a great study in character.

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  • michele kylen collins
  • 11/08/2020

Langston Huge’s book

Enjoyable and a great history Lesson !! I Should have read it long ago Should be mandatory in schools around the world

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  • all our stories
  • 23/02/2020

The questions are yet to be answered

Reading this book I traveled the world with Langston Hughes wondering too about the state of our world today in reflection of the times that he traveled. This book allowed me to connect some historical timelines. I was so invested in this book that I didn't want it to end. We have come so far and yet have far to go.

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  • Christopher
  • 08/01/2020

Exceptional

Very well written, narration is superb. This book will take you on a unique journey seen through an often unvocalized perspective; that of the American Negro.

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  • DeVaughn
  • 15/11/2018

A perfect snapshot into the life and mind of Mr. Hughes

Langston Hughes is truly a world-renowned writer. Hearing his travels and experiences throughout Europe, Asia, and North America brings so much depth and meaning to his work. His autobiography is definitely worth the read (or listen)

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  • Will
  • 08/05/2017

Sometimes you're on the edge of your seat! (Worth it)

This was incredibly inspiring. I had no idea things like this were going on. Highly recommended for persons with a wanderlust. So many of us want to work remotely like Langston did. This book really breaks the stereotypes of the typical African American in the 1900s. Also, very cool to hear him talk about places you've been before during a time you probably missed!