Category Richard Wright

Finished: Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’

PLOT SPOILER WARNING! The basic plot: Bigger Thomas – a fatherless young black man living in a tiny, one room, run-down apartment on Chicago’s South Side with his mother, younger brother and sister – is hired to work as chauffeur by the wealthy Dalton family. The last person who held the job went to night […]

Moving on to Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’: Brief biographical information

Quite the change in mood and style from Rose Macaulay to Richard Wright. I’m not sure I could have chosen a wider contrast if I’d intentionally tried, which I didn’t. I just pulled the book off my shelf (one of my many, I should say) because it was the first I saw that I knew […]