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Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary
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Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary (Hardback)

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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.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Publication Date: 25/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781623562311  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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William Dow is Professor of American Literature at Universite Paris-Est (UPEM), France, and Adjunct Professor of English at the American University of Paris. His previous publications include, as co-editor, Richard Wright: New Readings in the 21st Century (2011). He is an Associate Editor of Literary Journalism Studies. Alice Craven is Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature and Film Studies at American University of Paris, France, and Directeur de theses, Master program, in the Department of English at Institut Catholique de Paris, France. She is co-editor of Richard Wright: New Readings in the 21st Century (2011). Yoko Nakamura is a graduate student at the American University of Paris, France.

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