"Writing," Richard Wright once said, "is my way of being a free man." In this engaging biography, Hazel Rowley chronicles Wright's extraordinary journey from a sharecropper's shack in Mississippi to international renown as a writer, fiercely independent thinker, and outspoken critic of racism.Skillfully interweaving quotations from Wright's writings, Rowley portrays a man who transcended the times in which he lived and sought to reconcile opposin...
By Hazel Rowley
Paperback: 656 pages
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (August 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.2 x 10.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 11228121
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
After reading Richard Wright's "Native Son" -- I was blown away by its raw power-- I bought Hazel Rowley's biography and couldn't put it down. Wright was never at home in the world, that was my main takeaway. Wright was born into a wretchedly poor