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A Richard Wright Bibliography

A Richard Wright Bibliography

Fifty Years of Criticism and Commentary, 1933-1982

  • Author: Keneth Kinnamon
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313254116
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 983
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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.

Richard Wright

Richard Wright

An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism and Commentary, 1983–2003

  • Author: Keneth Kinnamon
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476609128
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 499
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African-American writer Richard Wright (1908–1960) was celebrated during the early 1940s for his searing autobiography (Black Boy) and fiction (Native Son). By 1947 he felt so unwelcome in his homeland that he exiled himself and his family in Paris. But his writings changed American culture forever, and today they are mainstays of literature and composition classes. He and his works are also the subjects of numerous critical essays and commentaries by contemporary writers. This volume presents a comprehensive annotated bibliography of those essays, books, and articles from 1983 through 2003. Arranged alphabetically by author within years are some 8,320 entries ranging from unpublished dissertations to book-length studies of African American literature and literary criticism. Also included as an appendix are addenda to the author’s earlier bibliography covering the years from 1934 through 1982. This is the exhaustive reference for serious students of Richard Wright and his critics.

Black Boy

Black Boy

  • Author: Richard Wright
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061935480
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment--a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering. When Black Boy exploded onto the literary scene in 1945, it caused a sensation. Orville Prescott of the New York Times wrote that “if enough such books are written, if enough millions of people read them maybe, someday, in the fullness of time, there will be a greater understanding and a more true democracy.” Opposing forces felt compelled to comment: addressing Congress, Senator Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi argued that the purpose of this book “was to plant seeds of hate and devilment in the minds of every American.” From 1975 to 1978, Black Boy was banned in schools throughout the United States for “obscenity” and “instigating hatred between the races.” The once controversial, now classic American autobiography measures the brutality and rawness of the Jim Crow South against the sheer desperate will it took to survive. Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those about him; at six he was a “drunkard,” hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot. At the end of Black Boy, Wright sits poised with pencil in hand, determined to "hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo."

Richard Wright's Black Boy

Richard Wright's Black Boy

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0791085856
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 197
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A critical overview of the work features the contributions of Dan McCall, Claudia C. Tate, Charles T. Davis, Yoshinobu Hakutani, Elizabeth J. Ciner, and other scholars, discussing the themes and characters of the novel.

The Richard Wright Encyclopedia

The Richard Wright Encyclopedia

  • Author: Jerry W. Ward,Robert J. Butler
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313355193
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 472
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Richard Wright is one of the most important African American writers. He is also one of the most prolific. Best known as the author of Native Son, he wrote 7 novels; 2 collections of short fiction; an autobiography; more than 250 newspaper articles, book reviews, and occasional essays; some 4,000 verses; a photo-documentary; and 3 travel books. By attacking the taboos and hypocrisy that other writers had failed to address, he revolutionized American literature and created a disturbing and realistic portrait of the African American experience. This encyclopedia is a guide to his vast and influential body of works.

Property Crime: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Property Crime: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

  • Author: Richard Wright,Scott Jacques
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199805709
  • Category:
  • Page: 22
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Richard Wright's Native Son

Richard Wright's Native Son

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0791096254
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 213
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Richard Wright is one of the greatest African-American writers of the 20th century. His masterpiece Native Son is analyzed in this volume of essays.

Richard Wright, New Edition

Richard Wright, New Edition

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438113420
  • Category: African Americans in literature
  • Page: 215
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Presents a selection of criticism devoted to the work of African American author Richard Wright.

Richard Wright

Richard Wright

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781617032219
  • Category:
  • Page: 137
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Richard Wright's Black Boy (American Hunger)

Richard Wright's Black Boy (American Hunger)

A Casebook

  • Author: William L. Andrews,Douglas Edward Taylor
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195157729
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 210
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This casebook reprints a selection of important and representative reviews, criticism and scholarly analysis of Richard Wright's 'Black Boy (American Hunger): A Record of Childhood and Youth' (1991).