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Native Son

19 Aug

Native Son

Why should you read Richard Wright’s Native Son with “A Classic Case of Madness”?

Here’s what the back of my Perennial Library copy says:

Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright’s powerful novel is just as meaningful today as when it was written, both in its unsparing reflection of the poverty and feelings of the helplessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and in what it means to be black in America.

Why else should you read it?
It’s not Kafka absurd.
It has a plot (unlike Mrs. Dalloway).
It’s next on our WEM list.

Book twenty-two, here we come!

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