Richard Wright's Native Son by Ana María Fraile

By Ana María Fraile

An Afro-Americanist, Ana Mª Fraile at present teaches postcolonial literatures on the collage of Salamanca, Spain. Her more moderen courses comprise the ebook Planteamientos estéticos y políticos en l. a. obra de Zora Neale Hurston (2003); chapters approximately Zora Neale Hurston, Gayl Jones, Alice Walker and pleasure Kogawa within the Rodopi sequence views on glossy Literature, edited via Michael Meyer; and magazine articles on African American girls writers akin to Toni Morrison. She can also be the editor of bilingual (English/ Spanish) variants at the works of Jacob A. Riis, Como vive los angeles otra mitad, Langston Hughes, Oscuridad en España, and Zora Neale Hurston, Mi gente! Mi gente!, and the co-editor of The influence of the Canadian constitution of Rights and Freedoms(1982-2002): ecu views. She has been the recepient of diverse delivers and scholarships, between that are the Fulbright learn furnish, and several other scholarships granted by way of the Canadian executive within the framework of the international Affairs college Enrichment software.

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One could argue, for example, that, in addition to An American Tragedy, Native Son parallels William Faulkner’s Light in August because Bigger’s sense of liberation is more like the existential selfassertion of Joe Christmas than the defeated sentiments of Clyde. Like Bigger, Christmas rejects his family, including his father’s implacable religion and his mother’s feminine softness, and, faced with an intractable Southern racism, grows violent and belligerent. When his intensely emotional and sexual relationship with Ann Bundren is From Communism to Black Studies and Beyond: The Reception of Richard Wright’s Native Son 25 exhausted, he kills her while she tries, but fails, to shoot him.

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The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright. 2nd ed. translated by Isabel Barzun. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1993. Felgar, Robert. Richard Wright. Boston: Twayne, 1980. Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. “Introduction” in Native Son by Richard Wright. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. (ix-xi) Ford, Nick Aaron. “The Ordeal of Richard Wright” in. Richard Macksey and Frank E. Moorer, eds. Richard Wright: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice Hall, 1984. (139-148) Gayle, Addison. Richard Wright: Ordeal of a Native Son.

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