Richard Wright in a Post Racial Imaginary

The essays in this volume show how Wright's best work asks central questions about national alienation as well as about international belonging and the trans-national gaze.

Richard Wright in a Post Racial Imaginary

In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century. Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary analyses Wright's work in relation to contemporary racial and social issues, bringing voices of established and emergent Wright scholars into dialogue with each other. The essays in this volume show how Wright's best work asks central questions about national alienation as well as about international belonging and the trans-national gaze. Race is here assumed as a superimposed category, rather than a biological reality, in keeping with recent trends in African-American studies. Wright's fiction and almost all of his non-fiction lift beyond the mainstays of African-American culture to explore the potentialities and limits of black trans-nationalism. Wright's trans-native status, his perpetual "outsidedness" mixed with the "essential humanness" of his activist and literary efforts are at the core of the innovative approaches to his work included here.

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Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: William E. Dow, Alice Mikal Craven, Yoko Nakamura
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century. Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary analyses Wright's work in relation to contemporary racial and social issues, bringing voices of established and emergent Wright scholars into dialogue with each other. The
Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: William E. Dow, Alice Mikal Craven, Yoko Nakamura
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century. Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary analyses Wright's work in relation to contemporary racial and social issues, bringing voices of established and emergent Wright scholars into dialogue with each other. The
The Cambridge Companion to Richard Wright
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Glenda R. Carpio
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-21 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Shows Wright's art was intrinsic to his politics, grounding his exploration of the intersections between race, gender, and class.
Richard Wright in Context
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Michael Nowlin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-22 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Richard Wright was one of the most influential and complex African American writers of the twentieth century. Best known as the trailblazing, bestselling author of Native Son and Black Boy, he established himself as an experimental literary intellectual in France who creatively drew on some of the leading ideas of
American Haiku
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Toru Kiuchi
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher: Lexington Books

American Haiku: New Readings explores the history and development of haiku by American writers, examining individual writers. In the late nineteenth century, Japanese poetry influenced through translation the French Symbolist poets, from whom British and American Imagist poets, Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, T. E. Hulme, and John Gould Fletcher, received