Richard Wright


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Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in the United States in ... more »

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  • ''Panting, begging I clutched childlike, clutched to the hot sides of
    death.
    Now I am dry bones and my face a stony skull staring in yellow
    surprise at the sun. . . .''
    Richard Wright (1808-1860), U.S. poet. Between the World and Me (l. 47-50). . . Poetry of Black America, The; Anthology of the 20th Century. Arnol...
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