The Critical Response to Richard Wright


Richard Wright is widely recognized as one of the most important African-American writers and as a significant 20th-century author. With the publication of Native Son in 1940, Wright established his enduring reputation. This volume is a survey of critical responses to Richard Wright from Native Son to the present day. Selections range from seminal works by Blyden Jackson, James Baldwin, and Keneth Kinnamon to more recent works by a new generation of Wright scholars.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Keneth Kinnamon
  • Henry Seidel Canby
  • Charles Poore
  • Howard Mumford Jones
  • Margaret Wallace
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995


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