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Richard Wright writing America at home and from abroad

Author: Virginia Whatley Smith
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]
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"Critics in this volume reassess the prescient nature of Richard Wright's mind as well as his life and body of writings, especially those directly concerned with America and its racial dynamics. This edited collection offers new readings and understandings of the particular America that became Wright's focus at the beginning of his career and was still prominent in his mind at the end. Virginia Whatley Smith's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Richard Wright writing America at home and from abroad.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016
(DLC) 2016019879
Named Person: Richard Wright; Richard Wright; Richard Wright
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Whatley Smith
ISBN: 9781496803801 1496803809
OCLC Number: 930257153
Description: ix, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Virginia Whatley Smith --
Pat I. Writing America at home, 1930-1947. Life and death of a black man(n) in Richard Wright's "down by the riverside" / Ginevra Geraci --
Down south/up north : Bigger Thomas's carceral societies in Native Son / Virginia Whatley Smith --
Richard Wright's Rite of passage and a reconsideration of his portrayal of women / Robert Butler --
Part 2. Writing America from abroad, 1947-1960. Richard Wright and the dilemma of the ethical criminal : can one live beyond good and evil? / Floyd W. Hayes III --
Keeping secrets : the Cold War and the politics of un-belonging in Richard Wright's The outsider / Joseph Keith --
Lying, deception, truth-telling, and self-negation : ironies and failures of nation-building in Wright's African parody Savage Holiday / Virginia Whatley Smith --
Psychoanalysis as self-reflection in Richard Wright's Savage Holiday / Toru Kiuchi --
Wright on Patmos : the European refiguration of Mississippi in The long dream / John Lowe --
Signifying and self-portraiture in Richard Wright's A father's law / Robert Butler --
Richard Wright and the American south / Sachi Nakachi --
Richard Wright's poetic spirit through the influence of Zen / Jon Zheng --
The triangular vision of Richard Wright : the African American poet's achievement of solace by means of eastern poetics and African philosophy / Yoshinobu Hakutani.
Responsibility: edited by Virginia Whatley Smith.

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