The World Of Richard Wright

November 26, 2007|
The World Of Richard Wright by Michel Fabre
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Richard Wright, the Mississippi-born black writer, saw himself as "an outsider between two cultures," a man searching.

In these twelve essays written over the last two decades Michel Fabre, Wright's biographer, follows Wright's search in an investigation of the novelist's life and career. Although the essays were not originally intended as a collection, their organization her underscores Wright's literary and intellectual development.

The essays range in time from a bibliographical study of Wright's first scanty personal library to his interest at the end of his life in Negritude and African writing. Other essays probe his first use of the Gothic and his subsequent first efforts at "naturalistic" fiction, in which he moved away from the ideology of the American Communist Party, to which he belonged for some ten years after 1933, to more personal modes of self-expression. Also explored within these pieces are Wright's use of the psychological approach, his interest in the link betw

Michel Fabre is author of Richard Wright: Books and Writers and The World of Richard Wright, coauthor (with Edward Margolies) of The Several Lives of Chester Himes, and coeditor (with Robert E. Skinner) of Conversations with Chester Himes and (with Keneth Kinnamon) of Conversations with Richard Wright, all published by University Press...
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Title:The World Of Richard WrightFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:268 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:268 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.62 inPublished:November 26, 2007Publisher:University Press of MississippiLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604730129

ISBN - 13:9781604730128

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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