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"mr langston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:38 min | 3 weeks ago

"mr langston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"FM and AM a 20 NPR News and the New York conversation. Welcome back to selected shorts. I'm Roxanne Gay. Our final piece on this selected shorts program is by the writer and activist James Baldwin. He is fearless, he says. The uncomfortable thing he holds whiteness in particular to account while centering blackness. Here is Brandon J. Durden reading notes for a hypothetical novel by James Baldwin. Mm hmm. We've been talking about writing for the last two days, which is a very reckless thing to do. So that I shall be absolutely reckless tonight and pretend that I'm writing a novel in your presence. I'm going to ramble on a little tonight about my own past. Not as though it with my own past exactly. But as a subject for fiction. I'm doing this in a kind of halting attempt to relate the terms of my experience to yours and to find out what specific principle if any. Unites us in spite of all the obvious disparities, some of which is superficial and some of which are profound and most of which are entirely misunderstood. We'll come back to that. In any case, this misunderstanding. I mean in a minute, but I want to warn you that I'm not pretending to be unbiased. I'm certain If there is something which unites all the Americans in this room Though I can't say what it is. But if I were to meet any one of you in some other country, England, Italy, friends or Spain It would be at once apparent to everybody else, though it might not be to us that we had something in common, which scarcely any other people or no other people could really share. Let's pretend that I want to write a novel concerning the people or some of the people with whom I grew up. And since we're only playing, let's pretend it's a very long novel. I want to follow a group of lives almost from the time they open their eyes on the world until some point of resolution say marriage or child birth or death. And I want to impose myself on these people as little as possible. That means that Do not want to tell them or the reader what principal their lives illustrate or what principle is activating their lives. But by examining their lives, I hope to be able to make them conveyed to me and to the reader what their lives mean. Now I know that this is altogether impossible. I mean that I know that my people are controlled by my point of view, and that by the time I begin the novel, I have some idea of what I want the novel to do what to say or to be, but just the same. Whatever my point of view is Whatever my intentions, because I am an American writer. My subject and my material inevitably has to be a handful of incoherent people in an incoherent country. And I don't mean incoherent in any light sense and later on, we'll talk about what I mean when I use that word. Well. Who are these people who fill my past and seen to clamor to be expressed. Was born on a very wide avenue in Harlem, and in those days that part of town was called the Hollow. And now it's called Junkies Hollow. The time was the 19 twenties. As I was coming into the world, there was something going on called the Negro Renaissance. And the most distinguished survivor of that time is Mr Langston Hughes. This Negro Renaissance is an elegant term, which means that white people had then discovered that Negroes could act. I'm right. As well. A sing and dance This renaissance was not destined to last very long. Very shortly. There was to be a depression and the artistic Negro or the noble Savage was to give way to the militant or the new Negro. And I want to point out something in passing, which I think is worth our time to look at. Which is this. This country's image of the Negro, which hasn't very much to do with the Negro. Has never failed to reflect with a kind of frightening accuracy, the state of mind of the country. This was the Jazz age. You will remember. It was the epoch of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Josephine Baker, just going to friend's. Mussolini had just come to power in Italy. There was a peculiar man in Germany. It was plotting and writing. And the Lord knows what the moon was mother was thinking. All of these things and a million more, which are now known to the novelist but not to his people are to have a terrible effect on their lives. There's a figure I carry in my mind's eye to this day, and I don't know why he can't really be the first person I remember. But he seems to be apart from my mother and father. And this is a man about as old perhaps as I am now. Who's coming up our street. Very drunk, falling down drunk. And it must have been a Saturday and I was sitting in the window. It must have been winter because I remember he had a black overcoat on because his overcoat was open. And he stumbling pass one of those high iron railings with spikes on top, and he's he falls, and he bumped his head against one of those railings and blood comes down his face and their kids behind him, and they're tormenting him and laughing at him. And that's all I remember. And I don't know why, but I only threw a man to dramatize this fact. That, however solemn we writers or myself. I They sometimes sound or how pontifical I may sometimes seem to be on that level from which any genuine work of imagination springs I'm really and we all are absolutely Helpless and ignorant. But this figure is important because he's going to appear in my novel. He can't be kept out of it. He occupies two larger place in my imagination. And then, of course, I remember the church people because I was practically born in the church, and I seem to have spent most of the time that I was helpless, sitting on someone's lap in the church and being beaten over the head whenever I fell asleep, which was usually Was frightened of all those brothers and sisters of the church because they were all powerful. I thought they were and I had one ally, my brother who was a very undependable ally, because sometimes I got beaten for the things he did, and sometimes he got beaten for the things I did, but we were united. In our hatred for the deacons and deacon Esses and the shouting sisters and our father and one of the reasons for this is that we were always hungry. And he was always inviting those people over to the house on Sunday for an enormous banquet, and we sat next to the ice box in the kitchen, watching all these hands and.

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"mr langston" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:10 min | 3 weeks ago

"mr langston" Discussed on KQED Radio

"By James Baldwin. We've been talking about writing for the last two days, which is a very reckless thing to do. So that I shall be absolutely reckless tonight and pretend that I'm writing a novel in your presence. Going to ramble on a little tonight about my own past. Not as though he were my own past exactly. But as a subject for fiction. I'm doing this in a kind of halting attempt to relate the terms of my experience to yours and to find out what specific principle if any. Unites us in spite of all the obvious disparities, some of which is superficial and some of which are profound and most of which are entirely misunderstood. We'll come back to that. In any case, this misunderstanding. I mean in a minute, but I want to warn you that I'm not pretending to be unbiased. I'm certain There is something which unites all the Americans in this room. Though I can't say what it is, but if I were to meet any one of you in some other country England, Italy, France or Spain It would be at once apparent to everybody else, though it might not be to us that we had something in common, which scarcely any other people or no other people could really share. Let's pretend that I want to write a novel concerning the people or some of the people with whom I grew up. And since we're only playing, let's pretend it's a very long novel. I want to follow a group of lives almost from the time they open their eyes on the world until some point of resolution say. Marriage or childbirth or death, and I want to impose myself on these people as little as possible. That means that Do not want to tell them or the reader what principal their lives illustrate or what principle is activating their lives. But by examining their lives, I hope to be able to make them conveyed to me and to the reader what their lives mean. Now I know that this is altogether impossible. I mean that I know that my people are controlled by my point of view, and that by the time I begin the novel, I have some idea of what I want the novel to do what to say or to be, but just the same. Whatever my point of view is Whatever my intentions, because I am an American writer. My subject and my material inevitably has to be a handful of incoherent people in an incoherent country. And I don't mean incoherent in any light sense and later on, we'll talk about what I mean when I use that word. Well, who are these people fill my past and seemed to clamor to be expressed. Was born on a very wide avenue in Harlem, and in those days that part of town was called the Hollow. And now it's called Junkies Hollow. The time was the 19 twenties. As I was coming into the world, there was something going on called the Negro Renaissance. And the most distinguished survivor of that time is Mr Langston Hughes. This Negro Renaissance is an elegant term, which means that white people had then discovered that Negroes could act on right. As well. A sing and dance and this renaissance was not destined to last very long, very shortly, there was to be a depression. The artistic Negro or the Noble Savage was to give way to the militant or the new Negro. And I want to point out something in passing, which I think is worth our time to look at. Which is this. This country's image of the Negro, which hasn't very much to do with the Negro. Has never failed to reflect with a kind of frightening accuracy, the state of mind of the country. This was the Jazz age. You will remember. It was the epoch of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Josephine Baker, just going to friend's. Mussolini had just come to power in Italy. There was a peculiar man in Germany. It was plotting and writing. And the Lord knows with the moon was mother was thinking and all of these things and a million more, which are now known to the novelist, but not to his people are to have a terrible effect on their lives. There's a figure I carry my mind's eye to this day, and I don't know why he can't really be the first person I remember. But he seems to be apart from my mother and father. And this is a man about as old perhaps as I am now. Who's coming up our street. Very drunk, falling down drunk, and it must have been a Saturday now sitting in the window. It must have been went to because I remember he had a black overcoat on because his overcoat was open. And he stumbling pass some of those high iron railings with spikes on top, and he's he falls, and he bumped his head against one of those railings and blood comes down his face and their kids behind him, and they're tormenting him and laughing at him. And that's all I remember. And I don't know why. But I only throw a man to dramatize this fact. That, however solemn we writers or myself. I They sometimes sound or how pontifical I may sometimes seem to be on that level from which any genuine work of imagination springs I'm really and we all are absolutely Helpless and ignorant. But this figure is important because he's going to appear in my novel. He can't be kept out of it. He occupies two larger place in my imagination. And then, of course, I.

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"mr langston" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

06:38 min | 7 months ago

"mr langston" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"And we have the best of birthday pranks on Jason's birthday. Yeah, yeah. First Alexis has she's been busted, right? I've been busted. You guys maybe has I wasn't going to say and my Zuba teacher she was listening. I just feel that I eat chips while she teaches her class. Oh, my hell areas. Oh, I won't do it next time. You think the police feel bad like she's not doing her job? Well, I did say you weren't supposed to be listening doing it. No one knows. It's just us doing that girlfriend of yours that I met at your birthday party wants he's Yes, well, yeah, she is an amazing Zuba. Teacher's name is Anshuman. Gil. If you Need Zumba classes. She's amazing. She says. I'm lying in bed, cackling like a crazy person. I'm glad I'm by myself. You can eat chips. All you want no judgment you're getting in the mind. Space toe workout is the first step right? Three songs, you know? Yeah, I did. I was sweating. I was feeling it guys. I kind of want to do Zumba. So maybe I'll do it because I'm Like dancing doesn't really seem like exercise. Burpee's seemed like exercise. Yeah, Yeah, although songs You're just moving your body, you know? Oh, yeah, Well, then you could just have sex and that would work too. And I'm not doing that either. Size two. We've been married a few years way have been made here. Cumulatively. Yes, Kenny. We've been married 80 years, not together. That's not happening, huh? Oh, that's where before this gets out of hand here, Thanks, Teo. In private. It's Jason. He's pranking. Somebody who is going to take their state board selling them that it's the week before. Here we go. She's lying, Tio. Hello. Hi. May I speak to Maggie, please? Hi, Maggie. This is Lenz. Tohave alone. Colby calling from university. How are you today? Oh, hi. How are you? We're doing well, We're doing very well. Thank you. I am calling with a little kind of a reminder for you. And that is your we have you listed and we just need confirmation. We have you listed to take the board this coming Friday. May 11th. I's over. No, I'm not taking board until July. Oh, well, we we actually have you down for this Friday at 7 30 At in, Mr Langston, 13 0 to know too. We have You scheduled this more than this Friday at 7 30 Um okay. It's a joke. No, I'm afraid it is. I'm afraid it's not unless there seems to be. Ah, maybe a snafu or something. But no, we have you scheduled just a reminder. You're going to be taking The board this Friday. We have you have you registered? This is Maggie, right? Yeah. Maybe I shouldn't either side and it's not gonna be until July, so Pull up the email. Well, let me just confirm your address. Confirm your name. This is Maggie met 700 Avenue. Yeah, Yeah. Maggie, I have you down this Friday. At 7:30 a.m. Oh, my God. Okay. Uh, yeah, I email I am not in July. Um, I hadn't Planned on doing it this coming Friday. I really thought I had the money. Mawr to study for these. I let me let me put you on hold and let me talk to my supervisor. And can I talk to them? I just I mean, this is let me notice. Let me handle this first, and then I'll get back to you. Let me see if I can. If I can, If there was a misunderstanding, or we could even get you in and any time in July. Hold on, please. Okay. Oh, God. Maggie, are you still there? I'm here. Hi, Maggie. Unfortunately, No. We checked with my supervisor and we have you down. We e mailed you about this. Ah, February 4th of the email went out. And it was only put I didn't get an email about this. I just can't be powerful. Yeah, and unfortunately, we're looking at July, and we There's no way to get you in in July. Only God. Okay, um I don't seem email from you all. Looking at it right here. Um, You didn't reply to that email, but it was sent from our offices. Moment. Okay, so Is there? No, you're gonna have to take it this Friday or wait until next year. What I'm like, okay? A lot right now. That's kind of I have another. I did not. I have another option for you. You could just yell at your boyfriend because this is a birthday, praying from my talk one of 71 What? Maggie say hello to your boyfriend, Andy. Andy. Why don't you say hello to Maggie? Who won't be taking the board this Friday? I love you so much. The joke is a total joke. Happy birthday. Oh, my God. He's still there. You okay? Oh, my God. Whoa! Flowed in, like, three seconds. Oh, my guy. Happy birthday, Maggie guys. Andy, that was there's a good idea. And you should write for our show. Yeah, that was a good idea. You were freaking out. Maggie. Oh, my God. My heart is still really.

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"mr langston" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music

A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music

05:45 min | 9 months ago

"mr langston" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music

"Blues Ooh. You know those lyrics were written by Nina's Nina Simone's friend, the late great Mr, the poet himself Langston Hughes. And those lyrics came from I a little sugar in my bowl. And I played it because you know it's amazing, nineteen sixty seven. was. Fifty three years ago. And at that time. You know the civil rights. Legislation was passed in nineteen sixty four. And then the voting rights act was passed in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty five. and. In nineteen sixty seven deer, riots all over the country in the main cities, the big riot in Newark in nineteen, sixty seven, and we had riots, and Hallum Detroit in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, seven, and in Watts you had. Riots in all the major cities in that year. But I played the song because. We had a ride. We had quite a few rights throughout the country and throughout the world, but we had peaceful protests still do. Because of the fact that Aban. Just a man. Was Killed by the police in Minneapolis, Mr George Floyd and that thing started off like a fire, and it just spread all over the country and all over the world, and had highlighted the oppression still of African Americans. Under police brutality undiscussed stemming. Excuse me undiscussed stomach racism. And I played the song because this is twenty first century, backlash, Blues and I thought that Song be fitting for the times, and we celebrate Nina Simone. and Mr Langston Hughes. Was Forgiving US those lyrics. Excuse me will giving us those lyrics to backlash blues coming up next we celebrate June is black music month. The Archie Bell and the drills. This. Off of the album called DISC GONNA be a showdown from nineteen, sixty nine, talking about deal with him, and this is a bowl of soul. Hey, everybody, it should grow miskelly. You're listening to a bone of soul with professor. T love. Yup. Talk. Eden. What. Song, report. You got. Was Paul. Back! Baby Archie.

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"mr langston" Discussed on 1865

1865

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"mr langston" Discussed on 1865

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