Native Son

Native Son
Author: Richard Wright
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 461
ISBN: 0330313126
Language: en
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First published, 1940. Novel about a young Negro who is hardened by life in the slums and whose every effort to free himself proves helpless

Richard Wright s Native Son

Richard Wright s Native Son
Author: Ana Fraile
Release: 2007-01
Editor: Rodopi
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9789042022973
Language: en
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The eleven essays collected in this volume engage the objective of Rodopi's Dialogue Series by creating multidirectional conversations in which senior and younger scholars interact with each other and with previous scholars who have weighed in on the novel's import. Speaking from distant corners of the world, the contributors to this book reflect an international interest in Wright's unique combination of literary strategies and social aims. The present volume may be of interest for students who are not very familiar with Wright's classic text as well as for scholars and Richard Wright specialists.

Native Sons

Native Sons
Author: James Baldwin,Sol Stein
Release: 2009-03-12
Editor: One World
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307538826
Language: en
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James Baldwin was beginning to be recognized as the most brilliant black writer of his generation when his first book of essays, Notes of a Native Son, established his reputation in 1955. No one was more pleased by the book’s reception than Baldwin’s high school friend Sol Stein. A rising New York editor, novelist, and playwright, Stein had suggested that Baldwin do the book and coaxed his old friend through the long and sometimes agonizing process of putting the volume together and seeing it into print. Now, in this fascinating new book, Sol Stein documents the story of his intense creative partnership with Baldwin through newly uncovered letters, photos, inscriptions, and an illuminating memoir of the friendship that resulted in one of the classics of American literature. Included in this book are the two works they created together–the story “Dark Runner” and the play Equal in Paris, both published here for the first time. Though a world of difference separated them–Baldwin was black and gay, living in self-imposed exile in Europe; Stein was Jewish and married, with a growing family to support–the two men shared the same fundamental passion. Nothing mattered more to either of them than telling and writing the truth, which was not always welcome. As Stein wrote Baldwin in a long, heartfelt letter, “You are the only friend with whom I feel comfortable about all three: heart, head, and writing.” In this extraordinary book, Stein unfolds how that shared passion played out in the months surrounding the creation and publication of Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son, in which Baldwin’s main themes are illuminated. A literary event published to honor the eightieth anniversary of James Baldwin’s birth, Native Sons is a celebration of one of the most fruitful and influential friendships in American letters.

Notes of a Native Son

Notes of a Native Son
Author: James Baldwin
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: 355925356X
Language: en
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Native Son MAXNotes Literature Guides

Native Son  MAXNotes Literature Guides
Author: Richard Bucci
Release: 2015-04-24
Editor: Research & Education Assoc.
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0738672971
Language: en
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REA's MAXnotes for Richard Wright's Native Son MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

How Bigger was Born

How  Bigger  was Born
Author: Richard Wright
Release: 1940
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 48
ISBN: STANFORD:36105037309858
Language: en
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Native Son

Native Son
Author: Richard Wright
Release: 2022
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Pages: 398
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Language: en
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Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Richard Wright's novel is just as powerful today as when it was written -- in its reflection of poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America.

The Native Son s Babbles

The Native Son s Babbles
Author: Raki Jordan
Release: 2019-08-21
Editor: Raki Jordan
Pages: 36
ISBN:
Language: en
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In this book, Raki Jordan presents his analysis on political ideologies, history and what exactly does racism means--according to the people he asked. He brings to light Black male patriarchy in the household, using Zora Neale Hurston works of literature as a way to acknowledge Black women struggles; as well as Hurston's struggles being a Black woman writer, and not specifically talking about the topics of her time. Jordan breaks down what exactly does it mean to be a babble, Native Son. This book is composed of critical essays and analytical pieces written in an academic setting. He talks about liberalism being an ideology for foxes, whom core beliefs seek separation instead of unity; as well as speaking on the first legal slave owner being a wealthy Black man.

From Native Son to King s Men

From Native Son to King s Men
Author: Robert McParland
Release: 2017-11-08
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781538105542
Language: en
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This book looks at authors and their works during one of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century, focusing on works that resonated with readers. A sweeping social, literary, and cultural history, this book explores the courage and hopes of the “greatest generation” through its imaginative literature.

Yigal Allon Native Son

Yigal Allon  Native Son
Author: Anita Shapira,Evelyn Abel
Release: 2008
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780812240283
Language: en
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Born in 1918 into the fabric of Arab-Jewish frontier life at the foot of Mt. Tabor, Yigal Allon rose to become one of the founding figures of the state of Israel and an architect of its politics. In 1945 Allon became commander of the Palmah--an elite unit of the Haganah, the semilegal army of the Jewish community--during the struggle against the British for independence. In the 1947-49 War of Independence against local and invading Arab armies, he led the decisive battles that largely determined the borders of Israel. Paradoxically, his close lifelong relations with Arab neighbors did not prevent him from being a chief agent of their sizable displacement. A bestseller in Israel and available now translated into English, Yigal Allon, Native Son is the only biography of this charismatic leader. The book focuses on Allon's life up to 1950, his clash with founding father David Ben-Gurion, the end of his military career, and the watershed in culture and character between the Jewish Yishuv and Israeli statehood. As a statesman in his more mature years, he formulated what became known as the "Allon Plan," which remains a viable blueprint for an eventual two-state partition between Israel and the Palestinians. Yet in the end, the promise Allon showed as a brilliant young military commander remained unfulfilled. The great dream of the Palmah generation was largely lost, and Allon's name became associated with the failed policies of the past. The story of Allon's life frames the history of Israel, its relationship with its Arab neighbors, its culture and spirit. This important biography touches on matters--Israel's borders, refugees, military might--that remain very much alive today.

Native Sons in No Man s Land

Native Sons in No Man s Land
Author: Philip Auger
Release: 2000
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 92
ISBN: 081533060X
Language: en
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The four writers chosen for this study, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman, and Ernest Gaines, were chosen because of their shared approach to "rewriting" such negative narratives of black manhood. Each of these writers approaches self-definition and, more specifically, the writing of oneself as a "man" as contingent on controlling discourse -- having some power over language -- and thus having the power to define the self. And each of the selected works explores the possibilities of black manhoods that are humane and dignified. The discursive negotiations involved in rewriting identity pose an extremely complex set of challenges associated with the realm of definition used to control the powerful signifier, "manhood." -- From introduction.

CliffsNotes on Wright s Native Son

CliffsNotes on Wright s Native Son
Author: Lola Amis
Release: 2007-08-20
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9780544182912
Language: en
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CliffsNotes on Richard Wright's Native Son, including life and background of the author, list of characters, critical commentaries, character analyses, essay topics and review questions, and selected bibliography.

Message from a Native Son from a Cell

Message from a Native Son from a Cell
Author: Julian Martin
Release: 2012-03-22
Editor: Trafford Publishing
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781466913264
Language: en
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The main objective that I had my entire life was to just fit in with this brood of bully kids that were my older siblings. I further had to survive a brutal, dominant, religious zealot mother and an illiterate father, who could be swayed due to his innocence and uncorrupt childlike manner, which his mother would happily manipulate if she finds it necessary. My story is a story that no one wants me to write. That cool look that the band Green Day projected, that hurt, disgruntled, maligned look, is my real, true look. I wasnt making this up. Yet a horrible neighborhood where I was brought up to would use these weaknesses, which I was afflicted with, to their gain to vilify me and all the good that I might tried to get done.

A Study Guide for Richard Wright s Native Son

A Study Guide for Richard Wright s Native Son
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2015-09-24
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410336316
Language: en
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A Study Guide for Richard Wright's "Native Son," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Notes of a Native Son

Notes of a Native Son
Author: James Baldwin
Release: 2012-11-20
Editor: Beacon Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780807006238
Language: en
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#26 on The Guardian's list of 100 best nonfiction books of all time, the essays explore what it means to be Black in America In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin's essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. With films like I Am Not Your Negro and the forthcoming If Beale Street Could Talk bringing renewed interest to Baldwin's life and work, Notes of a Native Son serves as a valuable introduction. Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America. With a keen eye, he examines everything from the significance of the protest novel to the motives and circumstances of the many black expatriates of the time, from his home in “The Harlem Ghetto” to a sobering “Journey to Atlanta.” Notes of a Native Son inaugurated Baldwin as one of the leading interpreters of the dramatic social changes erupting in the United States in the twentieth century, and many of his observations have proven almost prophetic. His criticism on topics such as the paternalism of white progressives or on his own friend Richard Wright’s work is pointed and unabashed. He was also one of the few writing on race at the time who addressed the issue with a powerful mixture of outrage at the gross physical and political violence against black citizens and measured understanding of their oppressors, which helped awaken a white audience to the injustices under their noses. Naturally, this combination of brazen criticism and unconventional empathy for white readers won Baldwin as much condemnation as praise. Notes is the book that established Baldwin’s voice as a social critic, and it remains one of his most admired works. The essays collected here create a cohesive sketch of black America and reveal an intimate portrait of Baldwin’s own search for identity as an artist, as a black man, and as an American.

Walter Harper Alaska Native Son

Walter Harper  Alaska Native Son
Author: Mary F. Ehrlander
Release: 2017-10
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781496204066
Language: en
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Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son illuminates the life of the remarkable Irish-Athabascan man who was the first person to summit Mount Denali, North America’s tallest mountain. Born in 1893, Walter Harper was the youngest child of Jenny Albert and the legendary gold prospector Arthur Harper. His parents separated shortly after his birth, and his mother raised Walter in the Athabascan tradition, speaking her Koyukon-Athabascan language. When Walter was seventeen years old, Episcopal archdeacon Hudson Stuck hired the skilled and charismatic youth as his riverboat pilot and winter trail guide. During the following years, as the two traveled among Interior Alaska’s Episcopal missions, they developed a father-son-like bond and summited Denali together in 1913. Walter’s strong Athabascan identity allowed him to remain grounded in his birth culture as his Western education expanded, and he became a leader and a bridge between Alaska Native peoples and Westerners in the Alaska territory. He planned to become a medical missionary in Interior Alaska, but his life was cut short at the age of twenty-five, in the Princess Sophia disaster of 1918 near Skagway, Alaska. Harper exemplified resilience during an era when rapid socioeconomic and cultural change was wreaking havoc in Alaska Native villages. Today he stands equally as an exemplar of Athabascan manhood and healthy acculturation to Western lifeways whose life will resonate with today’s readers.

Blood Ties and the Native Son

Blood Ties and the Native Son
Author: Aksana Ismailbekova
Release: 2017-05-22
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780253025777
Language: en
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An anthropologist explores the politics and society of Kyrgyzstan through a study of one influential man’s life. A pioneering study of kinship, patronage, and politics in Central Asia, Blood Ties and the Native Son tells the story of the rise and fall of a man called Rahim, an influential and powerful patron in rural northern Kyrgyzstan, and of how his relations with clients and kin shaped the economic and social life of the region. Many observers of politics in post-Soviet Central Asia have assumed that corruption, nepotism, and patron-client relations would forestall democratization. Looking at the intersection of kinship ties with political patronage, Aksana Ismailbekova finds instead that this intertwining has in fact enabled democratization—both kinship and patronage develop apace with democracy, although patronage relations may stymie individual political opinion and action. “This book is an important contribution to a growing literature on Central Asian politics and society, and by complicating dominant narratives about the dangers of weak state institutions, Ismailbekova has much to offer to the broader research project on democratization and clientelism.” —Europe-Asia Studies

THE EMERGENCE OF HEROES IN RICHARD WRIGHT S NATIVE SON AND BERNARD MALAMUD S THE FIXER

THE EMERGENCE OF HEROES IN RICHARD WRIGHT  S NATIVE SON AND BERNARD MALAMUD  S THE FIXER
Author: Dr.Ravichand Mandalapu
Release: 2022
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781387537013
Language: en
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Richard Wright s Native Son Black Boy

Richard Wright s Native Son   Black Boy
Author: Michael Gallantz,Richard Wright
Release: 1986
Editor: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Pages: 134
ISBN: IND:39000000806112
Language: en
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A guide to reading Native Son and Black Boy discusses plot, characters, themes, setting, point of view, and style and suggests topics for term papers

Banned in the U S A

Banned in the U S A
Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Release: 2002
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0313311668
Language: en
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Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.