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LOOKING FOR LANGSTON (1989) UK quad poster
1989. No binding. Fine. Fine Art Print Langston Hughes (subject) Vintage original 30 x 39 1/4" (76 x 100 cm.) quad poster, UK. Ben Ellison, Matthew Baldoo, dir: Isaac Julien; Sankoka. London: Sankoka Film and Video, 1989. Unfolded, FINE. "It combines authentic archival newsreel footage of Harlem in the 1920s with scripted scenes to produce a non-linear impressionistic storyline celebrating black gay identity and desire during the artistic and cultural period known as the Harlem Renaissance in New York. "The film is not a biography of Langston Hughes. It is a memoriam to Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance as reconstructed from a black gay perspective. Moreover, it purports to be a meditation on the black gay experience within a historical context built around the homophobia, oppression and denial faced by men of African descent within black communities alongside 'allusions and political commentary on white racism.' "Hughes is presented as an icon and cultural metaphor for black gay men who were confronted with being ostracized if they did not conform to black bourgeoisie standards whose overriding goal concerned fuller social integration. Contested are the ways the black male and his sexuality have been represented in the modern Western world and how existing notions of race and gender figure within American and African-American culture. "Throughout this process, the identity of Hughes as a black gay man is reclaimed and no longer denied, a process paralleled in the ever-growing academic studies of Hughes today.[4][ … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc. [United States]
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