Download PDF by Frank Marshall Davis,John Edgar Tidwell: Livin' the Blues: Memoirs of a Black Journalist and Poet

By Frank Marshall Davis,John Edgar Tidwell

Frank Marshall Davis was once a popular poet, journalist, jazz critic, and civil rights activist at the Chicago and Atlanta scene from the Nineteen Twenties via Forties. He was once an intimate of Langston Hughes and Richard Wright and an influential editor on the Chicago night Bulletin, the Chicago Whip, the Chicago Star, and the Atlanta World. He renounced his writing occupation in 1948 and moved to Hawaii, forgotten until eventually the Black Arts stream rediscovered him within the 1960s.

Because of his early self-exile from the literary limelight, Davis's lifestyles and paintings were shrouded in secret. Livin' the Blues bargains us an opportunity to rediscover this proficient poet and author and stands as a tremendous instance of black autobiography, related in shape, type, and message to these of Langston Hughes and Richard Wright.

"Both a social statement and highbrow exploration into African American lifestyles within the 20th century."—Charles Vincent, Atlanta History

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