Native Son | Critical Essay by Joyce Ann Joyce

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Native Son.
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Critical Essay by Joyce Ann Joyce

SOURCE: Joyce, Joyce Ann. “The Critical Background and a New Perspective.” In Richard Wright's Art of Tragedy, pp. 1-28. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1986.

In the following essay, Joyce surveys the critical reception to Wright's work, focusing on interpretations of his novel Native Son.

In his essay aptly titled “The ‘Fate’ Section of Native Son,” Edward Kearns, in a discussion of courses in Afro-American literature, summarizes the “fate” of criticism written on the works of Black literary artists: “… black American writers have been nearly excluded from serious critical attention, and when attention has been paid, the black American writer has generally been treated as an author of social documents rather than works of art” (149). No criticism on the...

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