The World of Richard Wright

The World of Richard Wright

by Michel Fabre

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604730128
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 10/01/1985
Series: Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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