Native Son

Richard Wright (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
April 29, 2008
Pages
504
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.2 X 1.6 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061148507
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About the Author

Richard Wright won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his novels, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation. He died in 1960.

Reviews

"A novel of tremendous power and beauty."--Newsweek
"The most powerful American novel to appear since The Grapes of Wrath. . . so overwhelming is its central drive, so gripping its mounting intensity."--New Yorker
"It's difficult to write temperately of a book which abounds in such excitement, in so profound an understanding of human frailty."--New York Herald Tribune
"An enormously stirring novel. . . a story to trouble midnight and the noon's repose and to haunt the imagination."--New York Times
"For terror in narrative, utter and compelling, there are few pages in modern American literature that will compare with this story."--Saturday Review
"A powerfully blunt novel."--Washington Post
"There have only been two books in my life that have made me cry: the first 50 pages of Jane Eyre and the last 50 of Native Son....Richard Wright's masterpiece is in the school of protest novel...Native Son taught me that it's all right to have passion within your work, that you don't need to shy away from politics in order to write fiction."--Gloria Naylor