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The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh


Richard Wright left readers with a trove of fictional and nonfictional works about suffering, abuse, and anger in the United States and around the globe. He composed unforgettable images of institutionalized racism, postwar capitalist culture, Cold War neo-imperialism, gender roles and their violent consequences, and the economic and psychological preconditions for personal freedom. He insisted that humans unflinchingly confront and responsibly reconstruct their worlds. He therefore offered not only honest social criticisms but unromantic explorations of political options. The book is organize ... More

Keywords: Wright, social criticism, political options, postcolonial politics, gendered forms of oppression, neoslavery, social connectivity, refusal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813175164
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Anna Gordon, editor
University of Connecticut

Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, editor
University of Connecticut

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