Richard Wright | Critical Essay by James W. Tuttleton

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Richard Wright.
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Critical Essay by James W. Tuttleton

SOURCE: Tuttleton, James W. “The Problematic Texts of Richard Wright.” In The Critical Response to Richard Wright, edited by Robert J. Butler, pp. 167-72. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.

In the following essay, originally published in 1992, Tuttleton reflects on Wright's place in American literature and his inclusion in The Library of America series.

It is an event of great cultural importance to have, at last, the best of Richard Wright in The Library of America series.1 Thus far, with respect to black writers, only W. E. B. DuBois has been represented, although it is only fair to the Library to remark that the best black writers are modern, and considerations of copyright and high royalty fees have delayed the appearance of many twentieth-century writers—both white and black.

In a manner of speaking, the...

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