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

By Frank Marshall Davis,John Edgar Tidwell

Frank Marshall Davis used to be a renowned poet, journalist, jazz critic, and civil rights activist at the Chicago and Atlanta scene from the Nineteen Twenties via Nineteen 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 profession in 1948 and moved to Hawaii, forgotten until eventually the Black Arts circulate 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 massive instance of black autobiography, related in shape, kind, and message to these of Langston Hughes and Richard Wright.

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

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