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Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary (Reprint) (Paperback)

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In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century.Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary analyses Wright's work in relation to contemporary racial and social issues, bringing voices of established and emergent Wright scholars into dialogue with each other.

The essays in this volume show how Wright's best work asks central questions about national alienation as well as about international belonging and the trans-national gaze. Race is here assumed as a superimposed category, rather than a biological reality, in keeping with recent trends in African-American studies. Wright's fiction and almost all of his non-fiction lift beyond the mainstays of African-American culture to explore the potentialities and limits of black trans-nationalism. Wright's trans-native status, his perpetual "outsidedness" mixed with the "essential humanness" of his activist and literary efforts are at the core of the innovative approaches to his work included here.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 278
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: American / African-American
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: February 25, 2016
TCIN: 50463000
UPC: 9781501312694
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-4244
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