A Critical Perspective: Richard Wright's Native Son
Richard Wright marked the beginning of a new era in black fiction. He was one of
the first American writers of his time to confront his readers with the effects of racism.
Wright had a way of telling his reader about his own life through his writing. He is best
known for his novel, Native Son, which is deeply rooted in his personal life and the times
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