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The Richard Wright encyclopedia

Jerry W. Ward Jr., 1943-; Robert Butler 1942-


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  • Title:
    The Richard Wright encyclopedia
  • Author: Jerry W. Ward Jr., 1943-; Robert Butler 1942-
  • Description: Contents; List of Entries; Guide to Related Topics; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Richard Wright (1908-1960); A-Z Entries; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Editors and Contributors
    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 influe
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (472 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-34133-2;ISBN 9786612341335;ISBN 0-313-35519-3
  • Subjects: Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Encyclopedias; Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Encyclopedias; African Americans in literature -- Encyclopedias; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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