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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 321–355.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Lawrence P. Jackson Duke University Press 2000 Lawrence P. The Birth of the Critic: The LiteraryFriendship Jackson of Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 83 of223 Three years following the 1960 death of Richard...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan Louise Edmunds This essay reads Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) against Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), the New Deal, and the intervening history of white women’s sentimental activism. It argues that Native Son is a work of domestic fiction that self-consciously engages...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 206–207.
Published: 01 March 2000
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Julieann Veronica Ulin Over the course of the debate concerning Wright's depiction of black women, critics have ignored the manuscript and extensive body of research to which Wright immediately turned after Native Son , a project Wright explicitly identified as female-centered and for which his...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Cheryl Higashida Duke University Press 2003 Cheryl Aunt Sue’s Children: Re-viewing the Gender(ed) Higashida Politics of Richard Wright’s Radicalism 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 153 of 246 In American Hunger, Richard Wright recounts the...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Mikko Tuhkanen Tuhkanen argues that Richard Wright, with his references to dreaming in Native Son , Black Power , and elsewhere, develops a theory of postcolonial becoming, where the world's extant realities are challenged by the different “speeds” of the oneiric realm. In the controversial travel...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Jeff Allred Duke University Press 2006 Jeff From Eye to We: Allred Richard Wright’s 12 Million Black Voices, Documentary, and Pedagogy No ‘‘we’’ should be taken for granted when looking at other people’s pain.—Susan Sontag...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Laila Amine This essay maps out a six-year literary transformation of Paris noir from 1957 to 1963 that overlaps with the Algerian war for independence from France (1954–1962). In this journey that transits from Parisian utopianism to postcolonial criticism, from Richard Wright and James Baldwin's...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... invested in visual constructs. Ellison's work with visual media ranged from an apprenticeship with Richmond Barthé to his life-long work as a photographer. Tracing the development of his aesthetic back to his friendship with Richard Wright and Romare Bearden, Hill argues that Ellison's metaphor of...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 359–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
... particularly on Evan Wright’s Generation Kill , this piece investigates the consequences of American soldiers’ encounters with the global familiar—goods and spaces within the war zone that unsettle distinctions due to the homogenizing forces of the global market. Encounters with the global familiar, the essay...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2015
... inspiring and interrogating cross-disciplinary discussions about racial hierarchy and national belonging at the mid-twentieth-century moment. Jay Garcia’s Psychol­ ogy Comes to Harlem reveals how Richard Wright, Chester Himes, Ralph Elli- son, and James Baldwin, by incorporating psychological...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 241.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 2007 Announcements 2006 Norman Foerster Prizes The annual Norman Foerster Prize for the best essay published in American Literature in 2006 was awarded by the American Literature Section of the MLA to Jeff Allred for “From Eye to We: Richard Wright’s 12 Million Black Voices...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 396–398.
Published: 01 June 2015
... for belonging within the nation, he suggests that they imagine belonging beyond the boundaries of the nation and too beyond the horizon of citizenship. Across chapters that treat writings by Carlos Bulosan, Rich- ard Wright, C. L. R. James, and Claudia Jones, Keith demonstrates how each writer...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2017
... turns to four autobiographical texts: King’s 1967 Riverside address, in which he makes public his opposition to the Vietnam War and his private struggles over the war; Richard Wright’s 1944 essay in the anticommunist screed The God That Failed (1949), which Ziegler reads against Wright’s unpublished...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., Lorca’s meeting with Larsen was an encounter with a resistant Africana black mind—and body—at variance with human identity. Reid-Pharr similarly contemplates the reactions to Spanish culture Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Chester Himes developed resulting from their explorations of and residences...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 527–551.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois—and for years after his quasi graduation in 1903—than his professor Philip Green Wright, later his publisher. This “Illinois Prairie Leonardo,” as Sand- burg would call him, introduced the young poet to socialism, though a distinctly non-Marxist version...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 467–473.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Walt Whitman’s “body electric,” Blackford discloses a range of sometimes conflicting literary influ- ences from Harriet Beecher Stowe and Richard Wright to Mark Twain and Henry James. The analysis makes apparent this novel’s relation to modern- ism, Southern regionalism, and queer theory...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2015
... participant-observer ethno- graphic method used commonly by anthropologists involved in field study. Dunbar’s readings are compelling from start to finish, for they collectively illustrate how, in the literary imaginations of Hurston, Wright, Baldwin, and Himes, ethnography was performative, “a useful...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 415–418.
Published: 01 June 2016
... white Southern planters used American Red Cross labor camps to restrict black people from migrating and to force them into debt-based labor after a direct emergency, are supplemented by his rereadings of Richard Wright’s flood-themed short stories. While he goes to great length to describe the violence...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 641–643.
Published: 01 September 2017
... where writers and artists encountered each other, textually and otherwise. With vivid literary and archival details, he demonstrates not only how these authors’ treatments of space perform potent critiques of segregation—as in, for example, the autobiographies of Richard Wright and Peter Abrahams—but...