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Title Richard Wright in a post-racial imaginary / edited by Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow ; associate editor, Yoko Nakamura ; with a foreword by Amritjit Singh.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014


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Description xi, 278 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents After modernism : Richard Wright interprets the black belt / James Smethurst -- Sociological interests, racial reform : Richard Wright's intellectual of color / Cynthia Tolentino -- The Negro intellectual and the tragic sense of hybridity : a study in postcolonial existentialism / Mark Mv Bekale -- Richard Wright's Native son and the dialectics of black experience / Anthony Dawahare -- Richard Wright and his editors : a work under the influence from the signifyin(g) rebel to the exiled intellectual / Laurence Cossu-Beaumont -- Recontextualizing Richard Wright's The outsider : Hugo, Dostoevsky, Max Eastman, and Ayn Rand / Shoshana Milgram Knapp -- A dramatic picture of woman from feudalism to fascism : Richard Wright's Black hope / Barbara Foley -- Forged in injustice : the gothic motif in the fiction of Ernest Hemingway and Richard Wright / Charles Scruggs -- Pulp gothicism in Richard Wright's The outsider / William E. Dow -- Working the underground seam : Richard Wright's The man who lived underground in the light of Percival Everett's Zulus / Michel Feith -- Forgotten chapter : Richard Wright, playwrights, and the modern theater / Bruce Allen Dick -- A Wright to sing the blues : King Joe's punch / Steven C. Tracy -- Richard Wright's Island of silence in the long dream / Alice Mikal Craven -- Expanding metaphors of marginalization : Richard Wright, Sharankumar Limbale, and a post-caste imaginary / Sudhi Rajiv -- Culmination in miniature : late style and the essence of Richard Wright's haiku / Sandy Alexandre.
Summary In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century. This book 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.-- Publisher's description.
Subject Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Political and social views.
Race in literature.
Blacks in literature.
African Americans in literature.
Alienation (Social psychology) in literature.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. (OCoLC)fst00052341
African Americans in literature. (OCoLC)fst00799727
Alienation (Social psychology) in literature. (OCoLC)fst00805273
Blacks in literature. (OCoLC)fst00834025
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Race in literature. (OCoLC)fst01086506
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Craven, Alice Mikal, editor.
Dow, William (William E.), editor.
Nakamura, Yoko, editor.
ISBN 9781623562311 (HB)
1623562317 (HB)
9781623562328 (ePub)
9781623566258 (ePDF)

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