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Is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in Ameri. A gripping naturalist novel delving into the psychological toll of racism on Black interiority There s so much to critiue about the work from its misogyny to its clunky structure but its influence and forceful condemnation of white supremacy make it still worth reading Deciding to Be Christian hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in Ameri. A gripping naturalist novel delving into the psychological toll of racism on Black interiority There s so much to critiue about the work from its misogyny to its clunky structure but its influence and forceful condemnation of white supremacy make it still worth reading

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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 st. My older brother Larry who is extremely well read recently came to town for a visit He had with him a copy of Native Son I asked what prompted him to re read it He explained that he had actually never read it before which he confessed was really odd given that the book is an undisputed classic Well here is Larry s two word review of the bookHoly shitI concurThose who have studied the Harlem Renaissance know that Richard Wright was a passionate angry man the writer about whom other African American writers of his era would say Well I d never write THAT but I m glad someone did Native Son is a brutally frank look at the racial divide of the America of the 1940s and the relevance to today is positively painfulThere have been many profound and moving stories both true and fictionalized of young black men wrongfully accused of crimes This book dares to tell the story of a young black man who in a moment o

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Ory of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panicSet in Chicago in the 1930s Wright's powerful novel. One has got to appreciate the diplomatic mincing of words that graces the GR blurb Set in Chicago in the 1930s Wright s powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America A distinctly innocuous what it means to be black in America is a nice little euphemism for institutionalized racism or terminology like white supremacist capitalist patriarchy which are too confrontational too accusatory too ominous sounding That America continues to practice a similar form of conscious prevarication to avoid facing the true sordidness of its race problem is in some small way responsible for this book s enduring relevance America is still bowed under the weight of its real Bigger Thomas es and their collective existential agony otherwise Travyon Martin Michael Brown and Eric G


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  1. says:

    My older brother Larry who is extremely well read recently came to town for a visit He had with him a copy of Native Son I asked what prompted him to re read it He explained that he had actually never read it before which he confessed was really odd given that the book is an undisputed classic Well here is Larry's two word review of the bookH

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    This book is extremely powerful I saw another review saying that they could not believe this was written and released in 1940 I agr

  3. says:

    “These were the rhythms of his life indifference and violence; periods of abstract brooding and periods of intense desire; moments of silence

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    Updating my shelves I read this in high school for a book report Being that I'm from the Chicago suburbs originally this was one of my first exposures to life in another part of the city and I found the book to be fascinating It would be interesting to reread it through adult eyes

  5. says:

    One has got to appreciate the diplomatic mincing of words that graces the GR blurb Set in Chicago in the 1930s Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America A distinctly i

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    SPOILERS Reading the first 2 parts of Native Son Richard Wright's landmark novel is an absolute thrill One part Tom Ripley one part Graham Greene's Brighton Rock the antihero always reigns triumphant But this antihero lacks panache intelligence even perhaps a conscience all the character traits of a true villain So he's somewhere in between T

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    Have you heard the name Trayvon Martin? If you have good If you haven’t look him up Open a tab search up the name T R A Y V O N etc and read Familiarize yourself with the exact definitions of the atrocity the scope of the repercussions throughout the US the up and currently running process of rectification that in a fair and just world would not be as excruciatingly slow and painful as it’s turning out t

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    A gripping naturalist novel delving into the psychological toll of racism on Black interiority There’s so much to critiue about the work fro

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    Maybe it's the inevitable melancholy of getting older but reading this novel for the second time roughly 13 years after the first go has made me tremendously sad and despairingI would like to think the country is so much different 70 years after its publication but is it?

  10. says:

    What a powerful book In narrative theme character and motifs Wright uses his whole arsenal to show us the horrors

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