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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 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 The crimes committed by the much studied much written about Bigger Thomas are heinous The character study is super taut and intense Fear Flight parts 1 2 are absolutely perfectThen the bloody politics come in Final Warning 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 The crimes committed by the much studied much written about Bigger Thomas are heinous The character study is super taut and intense Fear Flight parts 1 2 are absolutely perfectThen the bloody politics come in

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Native Son

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 These were the rhythms of his life indifference and violence periods of abstract brooding and periods of intense desire moments of silence and moments of anger like water ebbing and flowing from the tug of a far away invisible force Being this way was a need of his as deep as eating He was like a strange plant blooming in the day and wilting at night but the sun that made it bloom and the cold darkness that made it wilt were never seen It was his own sun and darkness a private and personal sun and darkness Richard Wright Native Son Th

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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


10 thoughts on “Native Son

  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

  2. says:

    This book is extremely powerful I saw another review saying that they could not believe this was written and relea

  3. says:

    “These were the rhythms of his life indifference and violence; periods of abstract brooding and periods of intense desire; moments of silence and moments of anger—like water ebbing and flowing from the tug of a far away invisible force Being this way was a need of his as deep as eating He was like a strange plant blooming in the day and wilting at night; but the sun that made it bloom and the cold darkness

  4. says:

    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

  6. says:

    SPOILERS Reading the first 2 parts of Native Son Richard Wright's landmark novel is an absolute thrill One part Tom Ripley one part

  7. says:

    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 to be In a fai

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    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 of racism He seems to be able to reflect back the experience of racism—how it's created and it's cycle of destruction I've read other Black writers before but this book is probably the one that has taken on and embodied racism so than any other book for me For a novel written in 1940 the book holds up uite well Unfortunatel

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