Richard Wright

Standard Name: Wright, Richard,, 1908 - 1960


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Friends, Associates Carson McCullers
CMC therefore shared her day-to-day life at various times with Davis , W. H. Auden , Louis MacNiece , Gypsy Rose Lee , Benjamin Britten , Richard Wright , Paul and Jane Bowles , Christopher Isherwood
Literary responses Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching Godgenerally well received by white critics, including a reviewer for the New York Times who declared it a well nigh perfect story. On the other hand the leading black literary...
Literary responses Carson McCullers
Among original reviewers, Richard Wright judged that McCullers had captured the bleak landscape of the American consciousness below the Mason-Dixon line in a manner more natural and authentic than that of Faulkner .
Borne Back Daily. .
4 June 2015
Literary responses Gertrude Stein
Reviewers of GS saw this work as embodying a new naturalism.
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday.
H. G. Wells read Three Lives with deepening pleasure & admiration,
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday.
and William James wrote to tell her that it was...
Literary responses Harriet Beecher Stowe
Colloquially, with the rise of black consciousness in the US, the term Uncle Tom came to stand for slave complicity, and HBS 's work fell into both political and literary disrepute. James Baldwin first attracted...
Reception Toni Morrison
Song of Solomon was TM 's breakthrough novel. Reviewers' responses addressed her as a major figure. Reynolds Price in the New York Times Book Review welcomed the book as a wise and spacious
Gates, Henry Louis, and Kwame Anthony Appiah, editors. Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. Amistad.


4 June 1940: The twenty-three-year-old Carson McCullers...

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4 June 1940

The twenty-three-year-old Carson McCullers won a chorus of praise with her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, centred on a young white girl growing up in the racist American south.

1956: The Paris Congress brought together for discussion...

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The Paris Congress brought together for discussion Black writers and artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the USA.


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