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Byline, Richard Wright : articles from the Daily worker and New masses / edited by Earle V. Bryant.

By: Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 [author.]Contributor(s): Bryant, Earle V [editor.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbia [Missouri] : University of Missouri Press, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780826273178; 0826273173; 0826220207; 9780826220202Subject(s): Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 | Daily worker (Chicago, Ill.) | New masses | Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 | African American journalists -- New York (State) -- New York | African American communists | Journalism, Communist -- New York (State) -- New York | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | African American communists | African American journalists | Intellectual life | Journalism, Communist | New York (State) -- New York | New York (State) -- New York -- Harlem | English | Languages & Literatures | American Literature | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Byline, richard wright : articles from the daily worker and new masses.DDC classification: 813.52 LOC classification: PS3545.R815 | A6 2015Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction : arrival -- The shame spot of New York -- The winds of war -- Heroes sung and silent -- A burst of fists on a new horizon -- Art for life's sake -- Conclusion : departure.
Summary: A writer perhaps best known for the revolutionary works Black Boy and Native Son, Richard Wright also worked as a journalist during one of the most explosive periods of the 20th century. From 1937 to 1938, Wright turned out more than two hundred articles for the Daily Worker, the newspaper that served as the voice of the American Communist Party. Byline, Richard Wright assembles more than one hundred of those articles plus two of Wright's essays from New Masses, revealing to readers the early work of an American icon. As both reporter and Harlem bureau chief, Wright covered most of the major and minor events, personalities, and issues percolating through the local, national, and global scenes in the late 1930s. Because the Daily Worker wasn't a mainstream paper, editors gave Wright free rein to cover the stories he wanted, and he tackled issues that no one else covered. Although his peers criticized his journalistic writing, these articles offer revealing portraits of Depression-era America rendered in solid, vivid prose. Featuring Earle V. Bryant's informative, detailed introduction and commentary contextualizing the compiled articles, Byline, Richard Wright provides insight into the man before he achieved fame as a novelist, short story writer, and internationally recognized voice of social protest. This collection opens new territory in Wright studies, and fans of Wright's novels will delight in discovering the lost material of this literary great.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction : arrival -- The shame spot of New York -- The winds of war -- Heroes sung and silent -- A burst of fists on a new horizon -- Art for life's sake -- Conclusion : departure.

A selection of the newspaper articles written by Wright in 1937 and 1938 for the Daily worker and the New masses.

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A writer perhaps best known for the revolutionary works Black Boy and Native Son, Richard Wright also worked as a journalist during one of the most explosive periods of the 20th century. From 1937 to 1938, Wright turned out more than two hundred articles for the Daily Worker, the newspaper that served as the voice of the American Communist Party. Byline, Richard Wright assembles more than one hundred of those articles plus two of Wright's essays from New Masses, revealing to readers the early work of an American icon. As both reporter and Harlem bureau chief, Wright covered most of the major and minor events, personalities, and issues percolating through the local, national, and global scenes in the late 1930s. Because the Daily Worker wasn't a mainstream paper, editors gave Wright free rein to cover the stories he wanted, and he tackled issues that no one else covered. Although his peers criticized his journalistic writing, these articles offer revealing portraits of Depression-era America rendered in solid, vivid prose. Featuring Earle V. Bryant's informative, detailed introduction and commentary contextualizing the compiled articles, Byline, Richard Wright provides insight into the man before he achieved fame as a novelist, short story writer, and internationally recognized voice of social protest. This collection opens new territory in Wright studies, and fans of Wright's novels will delight in discovering the lost material of this literary great.

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