RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42719560 LA English T1 Student companion to Richard Wright A1 Felgar, Robert,, PB Greenwood Press PP Westport, Conn. YR 2000 SN 0313309094 9780313309090 AB "Born in rural Mississippi, the grandson of slaves, Richard Wright overcame daunting obstacles to achieve literary recognition as the creator of some of America's most powerful black literature. Wright's works changed the cultural landscape by challenging old stereotypes and myths about race. This critical volume helps students appreciate the literary significance of such groundbreaking works as Native Son and the autobiographical Black Boy. It serves students of both literature and social history as it explores the themes of racism and all types of institutionalized oppression that Wright exposed in his writing."--BOOK JACKET.