Richard Wright | Critical Essay by Robert F. Moss

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Richard Wright.
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Critical Essay by Robert F. Moss

With the rise of black studies programs throughout the country, an omnibus collection of Wright's work was inevitable. The author's widow, Ellen Wright, and Michel Fabre … have assembled a broad sampling of Wright's work…. Although the [Richard Wright Reader] is weighted toward Wright's fiction, there are representative selections from his correspondence, his poetry, his political and literary essays, and his travel writing. (p. 46)

Surveying its scope, we see that a man's past is never really dead. For Wright, the formative experiences were his mother's religious fanaticism (she was a Seventh-day Adventist), with its crippling repressions and proscriptions, and the virulent racism that confronted him at nearly every stage of his determined search for self-realization. Brutalized and misunderstood by both his family and his society, Wright developed personal characteristics that were reflected in most of his writing...

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