Although all critical assessments are my own, I should like to name some of the persons whose support and help I have received in writing this study: Doris Alexander, Helen Bokanowski, Michel Fabre, William M. Gibson, Paul Green, Harry Goldberg, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Jean Hutson, C. L. R. James, Gunnar Myrdal, Robert Nettleton, John Steinbeck, Oliver Swan, Theodore Ward, Constance Webb, Dr. Frederick Wertham, and Mrs. Louis Wirth.
I should like especially to express thanks to Paul Reynolds and Mrs. Richard Wright who have generously allowed me to look through their extensive files on Richard Wright, and to the staff of the Schomburg Collection of the New York Public Library, who have guided me through their Richard Wright files.
Some of the material originally prepared for the chapter "Revolution: Native Son" has appeared in my Native Sons: A Study of Negro American Authors (Lippincott, 1968).
Finally, I am indebted to my wife, who has typed this manuscript with care and patience.
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Publication information: Book title: The Art of Richard Wright. Contributors: Edward Margolies - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1969. Page number: vii.
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