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  Native Son Bigger Thomas is doomed, trapped in a downward spiral that will lead to arrest, prison, or death, driven by despair, frustration, poverty, and incomprehension. As a young black man in the Chicago of the '30s, he has no way out of the walls of poverty and racism that surround him, and after he... Read more

  Black Boy Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrative of Richard Wright's journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. An enduring story of one young man's coming off age during a particular time and place, Black Boy... Read more

  Uncle Tom's Children This fascinating and famous collection brings to life post-slavery characters in their full psychological and emotional depth. Read more

    The Outsider Here is Wright's compelling story of a black man's attempt to escape his past. "The novel, which builds steadily to a clamorous denunciation of the rival totalitarianisms of Communism and Fascism, also offers a dire--and accurate--prediction of a world wide revival of religious fundamentalism in... Read more

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    Richard Wright - Black Boy - In-depth look at the "influential and infamous" African-American author. Site includes information on new documentary on the writer, a chronology of Wright's life, interviews, and a select bibliography.

    ClassicNotes: Black Boy by Richard Wright - Full summary and analysis of Black Boy written by Harvard students. Includes a biography, message board, and background information.


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