94. How Did You Happen? Richard Wright

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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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