The Man Who Lived Underground: A Novel

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Product Details

Price
$22.95  $21.11
Publisher
Library of America
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781598536768

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About the Author

Richard Wright (1908-1960) is one of the most influential African American writers of the last century. His major works include the story collection Uncle Tom's Children, the novel Native Son, and the autobiography Black Boy/American Hunger.

Malcolm Wright, Richard Wright's grandson, is a filmmaker and conservationist.

Reviews

Resonates deeply as a story about race and the struggle to envision a different, better world. A welcome literary resurrection that deserves a place alongside Wright's best-known work.
--Kirkus (starred review)

Finally, this devastating inquiry into oppression and delusion, this timeless tour de force, emerges in full, the work Wright was most passionate about, as he explains in the profoundly illuminating essay, 'Memories of My Grandmother, ' also published here for the first time. This blazing literary meteor should land in every collection.
--Booklist (starred review)

The power and pain of Wright's writing are evident in this wrenching novel. . . . Wright makes the impact of racist policing palpable as the story builds to a gut-punch ending, and the inclusion of his essay 'Memories of My Grandmother' illuminates his inspiration for the book. This nightmarish tale of racist terror resonates. --Publishers Weekly