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By Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes's so much liked personality comes again to lifestyles during this striking collection

Langston Hughes is better often called a poet, yet he was once additionally a prolific author of theater, autobiography, and fiction. None of his creations gained the hearts and minds of his readers as did Jesse B. Semple, larger often called "Simple." uncomplicated speaks as an Everyman for African americans in Uncle Sam's the United States. With nice wit, he expounds on subject matters as assorted as girls, Gospel track, and activities heroes--but consistently retains one foot planted within the realm of politics and race. in recent times, readers were in a position to get pleasure from Simple's situational humor in addition to his poignant questions about social injustice in The better of Simple and The go back of Simple. Now they could, once more, benefit from the final of Hughes's unique uncomplicated books.

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At the same time, Howells is working out his own aesthetic programme within and against the values he attributes to Dickens, Hawthorne, and Eliot. qxd 22 ] 18/10/07 9:34 am Page 22 Phil's G4 Phil's G4:Users:phil:Public Philanthropy in British and American Fiction efforts of American economists to transform what they saw as the fatalism of earlier British economists. Howells’s work shores up this faith in the American economic system, as he turns to altruism as the means of mitigating the adverse effects of what he terms the ‘chance’ economy.

Stewart would later play a key role in transmitting and repackaging Smith’s ideas for a wider public. His Lectures on Political Economy (1855), delivered between 1800 and 1810 while he was serving as chair of moral philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, reached a wide and cosmopolitan body of students, some of whom went on to promote his ideas in the pages of the Edinburgh Review. 42 One of the consequences of Smith’s ambiguity is that it allowed revisionists in the century that followed to instantiate these polarities in response to disciplinary imperatives.

William Greg, ‘Political Economy’ (1865)2 Nineteenth-century philanthropic discourse takes shape among the contexts of political, social, and religious reform, economic thought, and the arts. My purpose in this chapter is to provide a historical and interpretive context for certain key terms within that discourse. The lexical history of three of these terms – sympathy, philanthropy, and altruism – ties them as part of a narrative of cultural transformation with specific implications for the dominant aesthetic regimes of the period.

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