By Andrew Warnes

Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) is likely one of the such a lot violent and progressive works within the American canon. debatable and compelling, its account of crime and racism stay the resource of profound war of words either inside of African-American tradition and during the global.

This advisor to Wright's provocative novel bargains:

  • an obtainable creation to the textual content and contexts of Native Son
  • a severe background, surveying the numerous interpretations of the textual content from e-book to the present
  • a number of reprinted severe essays on Native Son, by means of James Baldwin, Hazel Rowley, Antony Dawahare, Claire Eby and James Smethurst, offering a number of views at the novel and lengthening the insurance of key serious techniques pointed out within the survey part
  • a chronology to aid position the unconventional in its old context
  • suggestions for additional studying.

Part of the Routledge publications to Literature sequence, this quantity is vital studying for all these starting exact research of Native Son and looking not just a consultant to the radical, yet a fashion in the course of the wealth of contextual and demanding fabric that surrounds Wright's text.

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