A Richard Wright Bibliography: Fifty Years of Criticism and Commentary, 1933-1982

A Richard Wright Bibliography: Fifty Years of Criticism and Commentary, 1933-1982


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Any future biographical work on Richard Wright will find this bibliography a necessity; academic or public libraries supporting a program of black culture will find it invaluable; and it belongs in any library supporting American literature studies. Richard Wright has truly been well served. Choice

The most comprehensive bibliography ever compiled for an American writer, this book contains 13,117 annotated items pertaining to Richard Wright. It includes almost all published mentions of the author or his work in every language in which those mentions appear. Sources listed include books, articles, reviews, notes, news items, publishers' catalogs, promotional materials, book jackets, dissertations and theses, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, handbooks and study guides, library reports, best seller charts, the Index Translationum, playbills and advertisements, editorials, radio transcripts, and published letters and interviews. The bibliography is arranged chronologically by year. Each entry includes bibliographical information, an annotation by the authors, and information about all reprintings, partial or full. The index is unusually complete and contains the titles of Wright's works, real and fictional characters in the works, entries relating to significant places and events in the author's life, important literary terminology, and much additional information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313254116
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/13/1988
Series: Bibliographies and Indexes in Afro-American and African Studies , #19
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 992
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.38(d)

About the Author

KENETH KINNAMON is Ethel Pumphrey Stephens Professor of English and Chairman of the English Department at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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