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Richard Wright's Literature
A discussion of Richard Wright's innovations to the world of American literature.
# 124301 | 1,750 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , African-American Studies (Historical Figures)

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This analysis provides a discussion of Richard Wright and his works that argues Wright was innovative in the literary world because he was the first African-American author to criticize the portrayal of blacks in both fiction and nonfiction in racist America.

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"Before Richard Wright's literary output, few African Americans represented a black voice in literature that presented a critical assessment of American's treatment of blacks. Though Langston was on the literary scene first with brilliant poetry and short stories, Wright turned out best-selling fiction and nonfiction to the point of becoming a sensation. As such, Wright's innovation to literature is his position as the first black voice critical of America's treatment of blacks in popular American fiction and nonfiction. In his first novel "Native Son", Wright raked white..."

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