Monday, January 30, 2006

Richard Wright's career was

similar to that of Herman Melville. The people who published him wanted him to write about the Jim Crow south and the black experience when he had simply grown beyond it. I agree with Gilllroy on an intuitive level about Wright. I want to read two works from his later period: The Outsider and The Long Dream. I just hope they're in print or recorded somewhere. Hard to believe, long dead and yet still in exile.
Just like Melville!

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