- Mass Market Paperback: 146 pages
- Publisher: Perennial Library/Harper & Row (1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060804645
- ISBN-13: 978-0060804640
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,069,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Richard Wright( R W ) leaves the South to move to Chicago and later on to New-York city ; it is the period of 1927 to 1937, the period of a young adult , 19 years old to 29 years old.
Within 6 chapters and and Afterword by the French specialist Michel Fabre ( about 146 pages ), RW tells us about his efforts to become a writer. We learn that he reads a lot ( 5 hours a day ) books by solid writers like Proust( Remembrances), the American Mercury review in its best years, Gertrude Stein( Three Lives), Stephen Crane (The Red Badge of Courage), Dostoevski ( Possessed).
He also begins to practice his writing , working in a cafe or at the post office but spending the rest of his time on practising the craft of writing.
It is also an opportunity for him to read sociology and psychology books and develop his critique of American materialistic society.
An inspiring text for today college students and junior writers. Strongly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a very good book , but i dont think that all amarican negrows hardship is overPublished 3 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
Parts of the book were interesting. I thought it dragged out at times. It did hold my interest till the end, but not as easy reading as I like.Published on October 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer