By Andrew Warnes

Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) is without doubt one of the such a lot violent and innovative works within the American canon. arguable and compelling, its account of crime and racism stay the resource of profound war of words either inside African-American tradition and through the global.

This advisor to Wright's provocative novel deals:

  • an obtainable advent to the textual content and contexts of Native Son
  • a serious background, surveying the various interpretations of the textual content from booklet to the present
  • a number of reprinted serious essays on Native Son, by way of James Baldwin, Hazel Rowley, Antony Dawahare, Claire Eby and James Smethurst, delivering more than a few views at the novel and lengthening the insurance of key serious techniques pointed out within the survey part
  • a chronology to assist position the radical in its ancient context
  • suggestions for extra examining.

Part of the Routledge publications to Literature sequence, this quantity is vital interpreting for all these starting unique examine of Native Son and looking not just a advisor to the unconventional, yet a fashion throughout the wealth of contextual and important fabric that surrounds Wright's text.

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