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Sandra Dunn, English Teacher Hempstead High School, Hempstead, New York
Lawrence J. Epstein, Associate Professor of English Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York
Leonard Gardner, Lecturer, English Department State University of New York at Stony Brook
Beverly A. Haley, Member, Advisory Committee National Council of Teachers of English Student Guide Series Fort Morgan, Colorado
Elaine C. Johnson, English Teacher Tamalpais Union High School District Mill Valley, California
Marvin J. LaHood, Professor of English State University of New York College at Buffalo
Robert Lecker, Associate Professor of English McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
David E. Manly, Professor of Educational Studies State University of New York College at Geneseo
Bruce Miller, Associate Professor of Education State University of New York at Buffalo
Frank O'Hare, Professor of English and Director of Writing Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Faith Z. Schullstrom, Member of Executive Committee National Council of Teachers of English
Director of Curriculum and Instruction Guilderland Central School District, New York
Mattie C. Williams, Director, Bureau of Language Arts Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois
FURTHER READING CRITICAL WORKS
Abcarian, Richard, ed. Richard Wright's Native Son: A Critical Handbook. Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 1970. Includes several good reviews and essays.
Baker, Houston A., Jr., ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of
Native Son: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:
Prentice-Hall, 1972. Includes some of the most controversial essays on
Bakish, David. Richard Wright. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1973.
Brignano, Russell Carl. Richard Wright: An Introduction to the Man and His Works. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970. Organized thematically.
Fabre, Michel. The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright. New York: William Morrow, 1973. The most comprehensive biography of Wright.
Felgar, Robert. Richard Wright. Boston: Twayne, 1980. Sees Bigger as a brutalized and degraded character.
Gayle, Addison. Richard Wright: Ordeal of a Native Son. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1980. Uses newly discovered documents.
Kinnamon, Keneth. The Emergence of Richard Wright: A Study in Literature and Society. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972. Emphasizes the influences of Wright's social and political milieu on his literary career.
McCall, Dan. The Example of Richard Wright. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1969. Emphasizes the nightmarish elements of Native Son.
Macksey, Richard, and Frank E. Moorer, eds. Richard Wright: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1984. Includes more recent essays than other collections.
Ray, David, and Robert M. Farnsworth, eds. Richard Wright: Impressions and Perspectives. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1973. Includes letters and personal remembrances as well as critical comments.
Reilly, John M., ed. Richard Wright: The Critical Reception. New York: Burt Franklin, 1978. Compiles contemporary reviews of all Wright's books.
AUTHOR'S OTHER MAJOR WORKS
For a complete bibliography that includes Wright's poetry, short stories in magazines, essays, book reviews, prefaces to other writers' books, journalism, and correspondence, see Michel Fabre's biography.
1938 Uncle Tom's Children: Four Novellas
1941 Twelve Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States
1944 Black Boy
1953 The Outsider
1954 Savage Holiday
1954 Black Power: A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos
1956 The Color Curtain
1956 Pagan Spain
1957 White Man, Listen!
1958 The Long Dream
1961 Eight Men
1963 Lawd Today