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  Richard Wright (author) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wright, the grandson of slaves, was born in Roxie, Mississippi, a tiny town located about 22 miles east of Natchez, in Franklin County, though his family moved soon to Memphis, where his father, a former sharecropper, abandoned them.
Wright gained positive contact with whites during his communist activity, which he had only experienced on one occasion in the south, but became frustrated by the party's theoretical rigidity and saw Stalin's purges in the Soviet Union as the atrocities they were.
Richard Wright died in Paris of a heart attack at the age of 52.
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Wright was an especially keen observer and recorder of the human condition in the twentieth century, and his mode of engaging issues and ideas was that of the participant-observer.
Richard Wright was born in 1908, and died in 1960.
Richard Wright was born in 1908, and Eudora Welty was born in 1909.
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 Richard Wright (1908-1960)
While exploring what Wright might intend by some of his choices of settings that the character enters, it is possible to suggest that they are categorical and take him into dominant institutions while exposing the workings of the social values.
Wright is dedicated to study of the production of personality and the arousal of a self-directive being.
Wright should be seen as a major voice of African-American modernism (see the emphasis on the fl self, the effort in his work to found a subjectivity).
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 MWP: Richard Wright (1908-1960)
One of America’s greatest fl writers, Richard Wright was also among the first African American writers to achieve literary fame and fortune, but his reputation has less to do with the color of his skin than with the superb quality of his work.
Richard Wright was born on a plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, on September 4, 1908.
Wright’s development was marked by an ability to respond to the currents of the social and intellectual history of his time.
www.olemiss.edu /depts/english/ms-writers/dir/wright_richard   (1126 words)

 Richard Wright, Mississippi writer and haiku poet
Richard Wright was born in the backwoods of Mississippi on Rucker's plantation, twenty-five miles from Natchez, on September 8, 1908, near the community of Roxie.
Wright was born to an illiterate sharecropper father, Nathaniel Wright, and a school teacher mother, Ella Wilson Wright.
Richard Wright's study of Mencken led to the study of American naturalist writers such as Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, and Sinclair Lewis.
www.shs.starkville.k12.ms.us /mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/writers/Wright.html   (4055 words)

 MSN Encarta - Richard Wright
Wright publicly opposed racial prejudice and was perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson in the United States for his generation of fls.
Richard Nathaniel Wright was born outside of Natchez, Mississippi.
His father left the family when Wright was still young and his mother, a schoolteacher, was stricken with a paralyzing illness when he was a child.
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 Richard Wright
Richard Wright, the grandson of slaves, was born in Natchez, Mississippi, on 4th September, 1908.
Wright solved the problem by forging notes to pretend he was collecting the books for a white man. During this period he was particularly impressed by the work of H.
Wright argued that the word Negro is a white man's word that artificially limits the scope of a fl man's life and helps to set it apart from other Americans.
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 Richard Wright's Life
Wright moved from school to school, graduating from the ninth grade at the Smith Robertson Junior High School in Jackson as the class valedictorian in June 1925.
While Wright made fls proud of his success, he also made them uncomfortable with the protagonist, Bigger, who is a stereotype of the "brute Negro" they had been trying to overcome with novels of uplift by the "talented tenth" since the Gilded Age.
Wright moved her, her son, her mother, and her pianist to Mexico for a few months and then realized the marriage was not a success.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/s_z/r_wright/wright_life.htm   (2903 words)

 Richard Wright
The author of 16 books, some of which include, Black Boy, The Outsider, and American Hunger, Richard Wright died mysteriously of a heart attack at the age of 52 in Paris, France.
The Outsider is Richard Wright's compelling story of a fl man's attempt to escape his past.
"Wright's unrelenting bleak landscape was not merely that of the Deep South, or of Chicago, but that of the world, of the human heart," said James Baldwin, and here, in these powerful stories, Richard Wright takes readers into this landscape one again.
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 Encyclopedia: Richard Wright (author)
Richard Wright photographed by Carl Van Vechten, June 23, 1939 From the collection of the Library of Congress and in the public domain: http://memory.
Wright, Richard (author) (1908-1960), American writer, whose novels and short stories helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century.
Wright’s other nonfiction works include Black Power (1954), a commentary on the emerging nations of Africa; The Color Curtain (1956), which focuses on the so-called Third World; Pagan Spain (1957), which addresses the Fascist rule in that country; and American Hunger (1977), a second autobiographical work.
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 Heath Anthology of American LiteratureRichard Wright - Author Page
Richard Wright’s home state of Mississippi was, at the time he was born near Natchez, the most oppressive place in the United States to be fl.
But Wright also makes him the murderer of two women who have no immediately personal responsibility for his condition; they are, in terms of their role in the fiction, instruments that break the cycle of fear and self-denigration in which Bigger has been confined by the social and material conditions of his life.
Instead, Wright’s self-portrait is marked by traits of rational understanding of events that entrap or mystify others and the capacity to use words to bridge the gap between society’s underclass and his readers.
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 Haiku Poems by Richard Wright, Terebess Asia Online (TAO)
Wright became so excited about the discovery that he began writing his own haiku, in which he attempted to capture, through his sensibility as an African American, the same Zen discipline and beauty in depicting man's relationship, not to his fellow man as he had in his fiction, but to nature and the natural world.
Wright reveals in his use of nature that the social position of the speaker and his object in the haiku are relevant to the haiku’s meaning—to meaning-making in general.
Wright’s haiku seem to emphasize that it is a cultural determinant that is to blame for his subjects’ being out of tune with nature: sun, rain, spring, autumn, flowers, and snow.
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 Richard Wright
Richard Wright was born on a plantation near Natchez, Mississippi.
In 1932 Wright joined the Communist Party and was an executive secretary of the local John Reed Club of leftist writers and authors of Chicago.
Wright was an avid filmgoer and he explained that "I wanted the reader to feel that Bigger's story was happening now, like play upon a stage or a movie..." In the first film version, directed by Pierre Chenal, and adapted by Chenal and Wright, the author himself acted the role of Bigger Thomas.
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 PAL: Richard Wright (1908-1960)
Richard Wright has the distinction of being the first African-American author whose work appeared on the national bestseller lists.
The Emergence of Richard Wright: A Study in Literature and Society.
Miller, Eugene E. Voice of a Native Son: The Poetics of Richard Wright.
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 Richard Wright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although Wright introduces sympathetic white Communists in two stories, they are not believable, and the ideal of interracial cooperation is undercut by his graphic depictions of racist violence committed by whites.
Wright's prose is direct and graphic, focusing on the dark and violent aspects of life in the rural South during the Thirties.
Wright's straightforward narration emphasizes his message, and like other proletarian authors Wright breaks from the pessimistic determinism of naturalism by idealizing some characters and supporting their heroic opposition to oppression with an underlying hope for melioration.
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 Award winning author Richard Wright to read at UNB Saint John -- November 1, 2004 - News@UNB
Richard Wright's 2001 novel, Clara Callan, won not only the Governor-General's Award and the Giller Prize, but also the Trillium Book Award, the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award, and the Pearson Canada Readers' Choice Award.
Wright was named Author of the Year by the Canadian Booksellers Association.
Of Wright's nine other novels, his 1995 novel The Age of Longing was shortlisted for both the Giller Prize and the Governor-General's Award.
www.unb.ca /news/view.cgi?id=621   (424 words)

 Richard Wright Biography
Richard Nathaniel Wright came from a family of slaves still living at Rucker’s Plantation in Roxie, Mississippi.
His father, Nathan Wright, was a sharecropper and his mother, Ella Wilson, had left the teaching profession to farm with him.
Richard was born on September 4, 1908, the first of two boys.
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 Alibris: Richard Wright
Wright's unforgettable and eloquent autobiography of growing up in the Jim Crow South offers an unsurpassed portrait of the struggles against the ingrained racism and poverty faced by African Americans.
Richard Wright's novel follows the fortunes of a man named Fishbelly, son of a brothel owner, whose relationship with his father defines his life.
Wright selected these 817 haiku as the best out of the 4,000 he wrote while living in Paris, where he moved in 1946.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Richard-_Wright   (1303 words)

 Humbul full record view for -- Richard Wright
The 'Richard Wright' page of the Mississippi Writers Page website is devoted to the life and works of Richard Wright, author of 'Black Boy' and 'Native Son'.
Wright (1908 - 1960) was among the first African American writers to achieve significant success.
This straightforward modern literature resource offers a biography of Wright by Matthew Duffus, detailing his rise from a poor background to prominence as a writer who responded to the political, social and intellectual currents of his time.
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/full2.php?id=7752   (247 words)

Richard Wright was born in Roxie, Mississippi, in 1908.
Wright did return to his home when his daughter came down with scarlet fever, but only stayed briefly.
Wright wasn't famous because he was a fl writer, but because he was a good writer (Easterling, 2000).
www.nhti.edu /library/authorresources/wrightbio.htm   (566 words)

 Richard Wright Biography / Biography of Richard Wright Author and Artists for Young Adults Biography
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Often called the father of African-American literature and among the most influential fl American authors of the twentieth century, Richard Wright was one of the first African-American writers to win a major reputation in U.S. letters.
The southern-born Wright was the first fl novelist to write of life in the ghettos of northern cities and of the rage felt by fls at the white society that excluded them.
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 NONZERO by Robert Wright, author of The Moral Animal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robert Wright, a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, is the author of Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny and The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life, both published by Vintage Books.
Wright's first book, Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information, was published in 1988 and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.
Wright is a contributing editor at The New Republic, Time, and Slate.
www.nonzero.org /author.htm   (173 words)

Richard Wright is hailed as one of the United States’ finest writers.
Wright’s first work was published by a local fl newspaper in 1924.
Wright later moved to Paris where he befriended Jean-Paul Sarte and Albert Camus.
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Wright was first introduced to haiku during the last year or two of his life.
Wright scrutinized his haiku in this way before choosing the personal favorites that he wanted to see published, 817 in all.
However, that being said, it is true that Wright, like most others who have chosen to follow this discipline, could have obviously written better versions of some of his haiku if he had not been so rigid on this point.
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 Richard Wright --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The American author Richard Wright pictured with brutal realism what it meant to be fl in a white society.
The works of Richard Wilson, one of the earliest major British landscape painters, combine a mood of classical serenity with picturesque effects.
In reflecting on his success, Meier once said that the ultimate role of the architect is to create a physical form while contributing to the concept of the building and how it should be used.
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 AllRefer.com - Richard Wright (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
An African American born on a Mississippi plantation, Wright struggled through a difficult childhood and worked to educate himself.
His novel Native Son (1940), which many consider Wright's most important work, concerns the life of Bigger Thomas, a victimized African American struggling against the complicated political and social conditions of Chicago in the 1930s.
Originally censored by his publishers due to their racial, political, or sexual candor, Wright's works were reissued unexpurgated in 1991.
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 Wright, Richard on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Call-and-response: tracing the ideological shifts of Richard Wright through his correspondence with friends and fellow literati.
Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's home in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, is perched over waterfalls.
RICHARD SABATURA KRT Photos 04-20-2001 BIZ IRONPLANT 2 WBKRT BUSINESSCornell Iron Worksbuilding in the Crestwood Industrial Park in Wright Township,Pennsylvania.
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