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Richard Wright

(1908—1960)

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Wright, Richard [Nathaniel]

Wright, Richard [Nathaniel] (1908–60)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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(1908–60), ...

self-educated black author, born near Natchez, Miss., and reared in Memphis. After many menial jobs there and

Wright, Richard

Wright, Richard (1908–1960)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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Richard Wright changed the landscape of possibility for African American writers. Wright's defiance, his refusal to give the reading public ...

Wright, Richard

Wright, Richard   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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8,656 words

It all began with a fire: the one Richard Wright himself set when he was four years old. He had ...

Wright, Richard

Wright, Richard   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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2010
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Richard Wright was one of the most significant twentieth-century African American writers. His novel Native Son (1940) and ...

Wright, Richard

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World Encyclopedia

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He is best known for the novel Native Son (1940), which describes the life of an African-American youth ...

Wright, Richard

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Donald B. Gibson

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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(1908–1960), writer. ... Wright was born near Natchez, Mississippi, to Nathan and Ella Wright, he a sharecropper and she a deeply religious schoolteacher. Nathan deserted the ... More
Wright, Richard

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1908–60), ... African-American short-story writer, novelist, poet, and essayist, born near Natchez, Missouri, and brought up in Memphis; he was self-educated and at the age of ... More
Wright, Richard

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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2002
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self-educated black author, born near Natchez, Miss., and reared in Memphis. After many menial jobs there and in Chicago, to which he migrated at age 19, he had to go on relief during the ... More

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