The Richard Wright Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313355193
  • ISBN-13: 9780313355196
  • DDC: 813.52
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 447 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Richard Wright is one of the most important African American writers. He is also one of the most prolific. Best known as the author of Native Son, he wrote 7 novels; 2 collections of short fiction; an autobiography; more than 250 newspaper articles, book reviews, and occasional essays; some 4,000 verses; a photo-documentary; and 3 travel books. By attacking the taboos and hypocrisy that other writers had failed to address, he revolutionized American literature and created a disturbing and realistic portrait of the African American experience. This encyclopedia is a guide to his vast and influential body of works.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction: Richard Wright (1908–1960).
1: Abrahams, Peter (19 March 1919– ).
2: Africa.
3: "Ah Feels It in Mah Bones".
4: Ailly, France.
5: Alger, Horatio (13 January 1832–18 July 1899).
6: Algren, Nelson (28 March 1909–9 May 1981).
7: "Almos' A Man".
8: American Hunger.
9: American Mercury, The.
10: Anderson, Lewis.
11: Anderson, Sherwood (13 September 1876–8 March 1941).
12: Angelo Herndon Case.
13: Anvil.
14: Aragon, Louis (3 October 1897–24 December 1982).
15: Argentina.
16: Arkansas.
17: Aswell, Edward (6 April 1900–November 1958).
18: Atlantic Monthly, The.
19: Attaway, William (19 November 1911–17 June 1986).
20: "Attributes of Life".
21: "Avant Garde Writing" (1900–1960).
22: Baldwin, James (2 August 1924–30 November 1987).
23: Beale Street.
24: Beauvoir, Simone de (9 January 1908–14 April 1986).
25: Belgium.
26: Berry, Abner (1902–27 June 1987).
27: "Between Laughter and Tears".
28: "Between the World and Me".
29: "Big Boy Leaves Home".
30: Bilbo, Theodore Gilman (13 October 1877–21 August 1947).
31: Black Boy.
32: "Black Hope".
33: Black Marxism.
34: Black Metropolis.
35: Black Power.
36: Blackburn, D.C..
37: "Blueprint for Negro Writing".
38: Blues (Music).
39: Bokanowski, Hélène.
40: Bontemps, Arna (13 October 1902–4 June 1973).
41: Book of Prefaces, A (H. L. Mencken).
42: Book-of-the-Month Club.
43: Booker, Perry.
44: Brewer, Clinton.
45: "Bright and Morning Star".
46: Brooklyn.
47: Brooks, Gwendolyn (7 June 1917–3 December 2000).
48: Browder, Earl (20 May 1891–27 June 1973).
49: Brown, Joe.
50: Burns, Ben (25 August 1913–29 January 2000).
51: Busia, Kofi Abrefa (11 July 1913–28 August 1978).
52: Café Tournon.
53: Camus, Albert (7 November 1913–4 January 1960).
54: Canada.
55: Cayton, Horace R. (12 April 1903–22 January 1970).
56: Céaire, Aimé (20 June 1913– ).
57: "Cesspool".
58: Challenge.
59: Chapman, Abraham.
60: Chenal, Pierre (1904–1990).
61: Chicago.
62: Chicago Post Office.
63: Chicago Renaissance.
64: Chicago School of Sociology.
65: "Child of Dead and Forgotten Gods".
66: Civil Rights Movement.
67: Cold War.
68: Color Curtain, The.
69: Conrad, Joseph (3 December 1857–3 August 1924).
70: Conroy, Jack (5 December 1899–5 May 1991).
71: Crane, Stephen (1 November 1871–5 June 1900).
72: Crossman, Richard (15 December 1907–20 September 1974).
73: Cullen, Countee (30 May 1903–9 January 1946).
74: "Daddy Goodness".
75: Daily Worker.
76: Dark Legend: A Study in Murder (Frederic Wertham).
77: Darrow, Clarence (18 April 1857–13 March 1938).
78: Davis, Benjamin, Jr. (8 September 1903–22 August 1964).
79: Davis, Frank Marshall (31 December 1905–6 June 1987).
80: Davis, George (4 February 1906–25 November 1957).
81: Detective Fiction.
82: Deux Magots.
83: Dime Novels.
84: Diop, Alioune (10 January 1910–2 May 1980).
85: Dodson, Owen (28 November 1914–21 June 1983).
86: Dostoevsky, Fyodor (1821–1881).
87: "Double Victory".
88: "Down by the Riverside".
89: "Dozens, The".
90: Drake, St. Clair (2 January 1911–15 June 1990).
91: Dreiser, Theodore (27 August 1871–28 December 1945).
92: Du Bois, W. E. B. (23 February 1868–27 August 1963).
93: Eight Men (1961).
94: Elaine, Arkansas.
95: Eliot, T. S. (26 September 1888–4 January 1965).
96: Ellison, Ralph Waldo (1 March 1914–16 April 1994).
97: England.
98: "Ethics of Living Jim Crow, The".
99: "Everywhere Burning Waters Rise".
100: Existentialism.
101: Fanon, Frantz (20 July 1925–6 December 1961).
102: Farish, Minnie.
103: Farrell, James Thomas (27 February 1904–11 August 1979).
104: Father's Law, A.
105: Faulkner, William (25 September 1897–6 July 1962).
106: "FB Eye Blues, The".
107: FBI.
108: Federal Theatre Project (FTP).
109: Federal Writers Project (FWP).
110: Film Noir.
111: "Fire and Cloud".
112: First American Writers Congress.
113: First International Congress of Negro Writers and Artists Conference.
114: Fischer, John.
115: Fisher, Dorothy Canfield (17 February 1879–9 November 1958).
116: Flynn's Weekly Detective Fiction.
117: Ford, James W. (1893–1957).
118: "Foreword" to Blues Fell this Morning by Paul Oliver.
119: Fourth American Writers Conference.
120: France.
121: Franco-American Fellowship.
122: Frazier, E. Franklin (24 September 1894–17 May 1962).
123: Freud, Sigmund (6 May 1856–23 September 1939).
124: Garvey, Marcus (17 August 1887–June 1940).
125: Ghana.
126: Gibson, Richard.
127: Gide, André (22 November 1869–19 February 1951).
128: Gold, Michael (12 April 1893–14 May 1967).
129: Gorky, Maxim (1868–1936).
130: Gothic (Literary Style), The.
131: Gourfain, Joyce.
132: Great Depression, The.
133: Great Migration, The.
134: Green, Paul (17 March 1894–4 May 1981).
135: Greenwich Village.
136: Greenwood, Mississippi.
137: Haiku.
138: Hammond, John (15 December 1910–10 July 1987).
139: Harlem.
140: Harper's Magazine.
141: Harrington, Ollie (14 February 1912–3 November 1995).
142: "Hearst Headline Blues".
143: Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831).
144: Heidegger, Martin (26 September 1889–26 May 1976).
145: Hemingway, Ernest (21 July 1899–2 July 1961).
146: Hill, Herbert (24 January 1924–15 August 2004).
147: Himes, Chester Bomar (29 July 1909–12 November 1984).
148: Hoskins, Silas (?–1917).
149: House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC).
150: Houseman, John (22 September 1902–31 October 1988).
151: "How 'Bigger' was Born".
152: Howe Institute.
153: Howe, Irving (11 June 1920–5 May 1993).
154: Hughes, Langston (1 February 1902–12 May 1967).
155: Hurston, Zora Neale (7 January 1891–28 January 1960).
156: "I am a Red Slogan".
157: "I Choose Exile".
158: "I Have Seen Black Hands".
159: "I Tried To Be A Communist".
160: Illinois Writers Project.
161: Indonesia.
162: International Literature.
163: "Introduction," Black Metropolis (St. Clair Drake and Horace Cayton).
164: "Introduction," In the Castle of My Skin (George Lamming).
165: "Island of Hallucinations".
166: "Jackal, The".
167: Jackson, Mississippi.
168: James, C. L. R. (4 January 1901–19 May 1989).
169: James, Henry (15 April 1843–28 February 1916).
170: Japan.
171: Jim Hill Primary School.
172: John Reed Club.
173: Johnson, Fenton (7 May 1888–16 September 1958).
174: Jordan, Bill.
175: Jordan, Dick.
176: Joyce, James (2 February 1882–13 January 1941).
177: Kierkegaard, Soren (1813–1855).
178: "King Joe".
179: King, Martin Luther (15 January 1919–4 April 1968).
180: Kitchenettes.
181: Koestler, Arthur (5 September 1905–3 March 1983).
182: Lafargue Clinic.
183: Lamming, George (28 June 1927– ).
184: Law, Oliver (c. 1899–9 July 1937).
185: Lawd Today!.
186: League of Struggle for Negro Rights.
187: Leaner, Arthur.
188: Lee, Canada (3 May 1907–9 May 1952).
189: Left Front.