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ISBN-13: 9780306807749
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 03/01/1997
Pages: 886
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 7.96(h) x 1.82(d)

About the Author

Richard Wright (1908-1962) was an acclaimed short story writer, poet, and novelist, whose work most often concerned the plight of African Americans in late 19th century to mid-20th century America. His best known books are Native Son, chosen by the Book of the Month Club as their first book by an African-American author, and his memoir Black Boy, a vivid portrayal of one black man's search for self-actualization in a racist society.

Date of Birth:

September 4, 1908

Date of Death:

November 28, 1960

Place of Birth:

Near Natchez, Mississippi

Place of Death:

Paris, France

Education:

Smith-Robertson Junior High in Jackson, Mississippi (1925)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
NONFICTION 3
Black Boy (excerpt)
3(28)
Joe Louis Uncovers Dynamite
31(5)
Blueprint for Negro Writing
36(15)
Letters: Richard Wright/Burton Rascoe
51(6)
Richard Wright/David L. Cohn
57(10)
Richard Wright/Antonio Frasconi
67(7)
Review: Wars I Have Seen (Gertrude Stein)
74(5)
There's Always Another Cafe
79(7)
Black Power (excerpt)
86(24)
Pagan Spain (excerpt)
110(34)
12 Million Black Vioces
144(99)
Poertry: I Have Seen Black Hands
243(14)
Between the World and Me
243(14)
Red Clay Blues
248(1)
The FB Eye Blues
249(2)
Haikus
251(6)
FICTION 275(615)
Long Black Song
257(30)
Fire and Cloud
287(59)
Lawd Today (excerpt)
346(70)
Native Son (excerpt)
416(101)
The Man Who Lived Underground
517(60)
The Outsider (excerpt)
577(129)
Savage Holiday (excerpt)
706(14)
Big Black Good Man
720(17)
The Long Dream (excerpt)
737(135)
Chronology 872(5)
Bibliography 877

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