Additional Resources for The Man Who Lived Underground by Richard Wright

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Aaron, Daniel. Writers on the Left. Episodes in American Literary Communism, Avon Books, 1961.

Examines the political and social twentieth-century American authors, especially those, including Wright, who joined the Communist Party. Wright was a member of the Party during the time he wrote "The Man Who Lived Underground."

Fabre, Michel. "Richard Wright. The Man Who Lived Underground" in Studies in the Novel, Vol 3, No.2, Summer 1971, pp. 165-89.

Describes the series of mysterious burglaries committed by a man living in the sewer that inspired Wright to Write Ins story, and shows how Wright manipulated the facts of the actual case to present his own themes.

Fabre, Michel. The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright, William Morrow, 1973.

The definitive biography, Written by a leading Wright scholar Fabre interviewed scores of people who knew Wright at various stages of Ins life, and presents a great deal of information that will never be superseded...

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