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date: 12 August 2020

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

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature
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James D. Hart

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 Depression. During the 1930s he joined the Communist party but left it in the 1940s, as recorded in the anthology ... ...

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