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Native Son

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ISBN-10: 0060929804

ISBN-13: 9780060929800

Edition: 1993

Authors: Richard Wright, Arnold Rampersad

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List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Richard Wright was generally thought of as one of the most gifted contemporary African American writers until the rise of James Baldwin. "With Wright, the pain of being a Negro is basically economic---its sight is mainly in the pocket. With Baldwin, the pain suffuses the whole man. . . . If Baldwin's sights are higher than Wright's, it is in part because Wright helped to raise them" (Time). Wright was born on a plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, the son of a sharecropper. At the age of 15, he started to work in Memphis, then in Chicago, then "bummed all over the country," supporting himself by various odd jobs. His early writing was in the smaller magazines---first poetry, then prose. He…    

Introduction: How "Bigger" Was Born
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