WHO: Richard Wright
WHAT: Writer best known for Native Son and Black Boy
WHEN: Born September 4, 1908; died November 28, 1960
WHERE: Born in Roxie, Mississippi; died in Paris, France
WORK WE HAVE HERE AT LC:
Native Son: "Trapped in the poverty-stricken ghetto of Chicago's South Side, a young black man finds release only in acts of violence."
Wright's work also appears in numerous anthologies.
“They hate because they fear, and they fear because they feel that the deepest feelings of their lives are being assaulted and outraged. And they do not know why; they are powerless pawns in a blind play of social forces.” (from Native Son)
“Literature is a struggle over the nature of reality.” (Native Son)