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American Literature
Library of America
Richard Wright

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Richard Wright. Works: Boxed Sets
Works: Boxed Set book jacket Edited By: Arnold Rampersad
Library of America
ISBN: 0-940450-75-5
Price: $70.00
Richard Wright's powerful landmark novel Native Son and classic autobiography Black Boy exploded upon the literary scene in the 1940s, transforming America's understanding of racism and its tragic consequences. This new edition for the first time presents his major works in authoritative, unexpurgated texts that restore many passages cut or altered for their sexual, racial, or political candor.

Early Works: Lawd Today!, Uncle Tom's Children, Native Son (936 pages)
Later Works: Black Boy (American Hunger), The Outsider (887 pages)

 

Richard Wright. Early Works
Early Works book jacket Edited By: Arnold Rampersad
Library of America
ISBN: 0-940450-66-6
Series Number: 55
Product Code: 200560; 936 Pages
Price: $35.00
This two-volume Library of America edition presents for the first time Wright's major works in authoritative, unexpurgated texts that restore many passages cut or altered for their sexual, racial, or political candor. Native Son exploded on the American literary and cultural scene in 1940. The story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man living in the raw, noisy, crowded slums of Chicago's South Side, captured the hopes and yearnings, the pain and rage of black Americans with an unprecedented intensity and vividness. Also included are Wright's first novel, Lawd Today!, and his collection of short stories, Uncle Tom's Children. "A major publishing event. Readers who think they know these works have some surprises in store for them." Henry Louis Gates

 

Richard Wright. Later Works
Later Works book jacket Edited By: Arnold Rampersad
Library of America
ISBN: 0-940450-67-4
Series Number: 56
Product Code: 200578; 887 Pages
Price: $35.00
This volume, along with its companion Early Works, presents for the first time Wright's major works in the form in which he intended them to be read. The authoritative new texts, based on Wright's original typescripts and proofs, reveal the full range and power of his achievement as an experimental stylist and as a fiery prophet of the tragic consequences of racism in American society. Here for the first time in its complete form is Wright's eloquent and wrenching autobiography, Black Boy (American Hunger), including the second section which was cut at the time of publication at the insistence of book club editors. Also included is Wright's novel The Outsider. "A major event in American literary history." The New Republic


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