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The Resource The politics of Richard Wright : perspectives on resistance, edited by Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh

The politics of Richard Wright : perspectives on resistance, edited by Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh

Label
The politics of Richard Wright : perspectives on resistance
Title
The politics of Richard Wright
Title remainder
perspectives on resistance
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A pillar of African American literature, Richard Wright is one of the most celebrated and controversial authors in American history. His work championed intellectual freedom amid social and political chaos. Despite the popular and critical success of books such as Uncle Tom's Children (1938), Black Boy (1945), and Native Son (1941), Wright faced staunch criticism and even censorship throughout his career for the graphic sexuality, intense violence, and communist themes in his work. Yet, many political theorists have ignored his radical ideas. In The Politics of Richard Wright, an interdisciplinary group of scholars embraces the controversies surrounding Wright as a public intellectual and author. Several contributors explore how the writer mixed fact and fiction to capture the empirical and emotional reality of living as a black person in a racist world. Others examine the role of gender in Wright's canonical and lesser-known writing and the implications of black male vulnerability. They also discuss the topics of black subjectivity, internationalism and diaspora, and the legacy of and responses to slavery in America. Wright's contributions to American political thought remain vital and relevant today. The Politics of Richard Wright is an indispensable resource for students of American literature, culture, and politics who strive to interpret this influential writer's life and legacy" --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.R815
LC item number
Z798 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1976-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gordon, Jane Anna
  • Zirakzadeh, Cyrus Ernesto
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Richard
  • Wright, Richard
  • Race in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Blacks in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Wright, Richard
  • African Americans in literature
  • Blacks in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Race in literature
  • United States
Label
The politics of Richard Wright : perspectives on resistance, edited by Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I Have Seen Black Hands / Richard Wright -- Wright's Afromodern Search for Political Freedom / Lewis R. Gordon -- Richard Wright and the Critique of Class Theory / Cedric J. Robinson -- Alternative Readings of Bigger Thomas / Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh -- Richard Wright's Mission: initiating a politics of the human / Marilyn Nissim-Sabat -- Richard Wright and Black Women: imagining the feminine in The Outsider / Floyd W. Hayes III -- Masculinity, Misogyny, and the Limits of Racial Community / Paul Gilroy -- He's a Rapist, Even When He's Not: Richard Wright's account of Black male vulnerability in The raping of Willie McGee / Tommy J. Curry -- Behind the McGee Case / Richard Wright -- Seizing Freedom with Simone de Beauvoir / Lori J. Marso -- Revisiting Richard Wright in Ghana: Black radicalism and the dialectics of diaspora / Kevin Kelly Gaines -- Psychology and Black Liberation in Richard Wright's Black Power (1954) / Dorothy Stringer -- Blueprint for Negro writing / Richard Wright -- Floating facts on a sea of emotion: the literary journalism of Richard Wright / William Dow -- Many dark mirrors of Richard Wright's 12 million Black voices / Perry S. Moskowitz -- Richard Wright: the "nature" of politics-the "politics" of nature / James B. Haile III -- Joe Louis uncovers dynamite / Richard Wright -- Notes toward a political economy of life and death: reading Richard Wright with Frantz Fanon / Abdul R. JanMohamed -- Reading Richard Wright beyond the carceral state: the politics of refusal in Black radical imagination / Laura Grattan -- Slavery continued, freedom sought: Wright's political intellectual journey / Jane Anna Gordon
Control code
1034589264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780813175164
Lccn
2018021903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028784235
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1034589264
Label
The politics of Richard Wright : perspectives on resistance, edited by Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I Have Seen Black Hands / Richard Wright -- Wright's Afromodern Search for Political Freedom / Lewis R. Gordon -- Richard Wright and the Critique of Class Theory / Cedric J. Robinson -- Alternative Readings of Bigger Thomas / Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh -- Richard Wright's Mission: initiating a politics of the human / Marilyn Nissim-Sabat -- Richard Wright and Black Women: imagining the feminine in The Outsider / Floyd W. Hayes III -- Masculinity, Misogyny, and the Limits of Racial Community / Paul Gilroy -- He's a Rapist, Even When He's Not: Richard Wright's account of Black male vulnerability in The raping of Willie McGee / Tommy J. Curry -- Behind the McGee Case / Richard Wright -- Seizing Freedom with Simone de Beauvoir / Lori J. Marso -- Revisiting Richard Wright in Ghana: Black radicalism and the dialectics of diaspora / Kevin Kelly Gaines -- Psychology and Black Liberation in Richard Wright's Black Power (1954) / Dorothy Stringer -- Blueprint for Negro writing / Richard Wright -- Floating facts on a sea of emotion: the literary journalism of Richard Wright / William Dow -- Many dark mirrors of Richard Wright's 12 million Black voices / Perry S. Moskowitz -- Richard Wright: the "nature" of politics-the "politics" of nature / James B. Haile III -- Joe Louis uncovers dynamite / Richard Wright -- Notes toward a political economy of life and death: reading Richard Wright with Frantz Fanon / Abdul R. JanMohamed -- Reading Richard Wright beyond the carceral state: the politics of refusal in Black radical imagination / Laura Grattan -- Slavery continued, freedom sought: Wright's political intellectual journey / Jane Anna Gordon
Control code
1034589264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780813175164
Lccn
2018021903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028784235
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1034589264

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