94. How Did You Happen? Richard Wright

Posted on 20 February 2022

Famous for his incendiary novel Native Son, Richard Wright responds in his multifaceted writings to sociology, communism, colonialism, and existentialism.

Further Reading

• R. Wright, Native Son (New York: 1940).

• R. Wright, “I Tried To Be a Communist,” in The God that Failed: a Confession, ed. R. Crossman (New York: 1949), 115-62.

• R. Wright, Later Works: Black Boy (American Hunger) and The Outsider (New York: 1991).

• R. Wright, The Man Who Lived Underground (New York: 2021).


• G.R. Carpio (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Richard Wright (Cambridge: 2019).

• M. Fabre, The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright (New York: 1973).

• J.A. Gordon and C.E. Zirakzadeh (eds), The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance (Lexington: 2018).

• J.B. Haile (ed.), Philosophical Meditations on Richard Wright (Lanham: 2012).

• Y. Hakutani (ed.), Critical Essays on Richard Wright (Boston: 1982).

• M. Nowlin (ed.), Richard Wright in Context (Cambridge: 2021).

• A. Rampersad (ed.), Richard Wright: A Collection of Critical Essays (Englewood Cliffs: 1995).

• H. Rowley, Richard Wright: Life and Times (New York: 2001).

• A. Warnes, Richard Wright’s Native Son (London: 2007).


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