The Long Dream Additional Summary

Richard Wright


(Literary Essentials: African American Literature)

Baldwin, James. The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction, 1948-1985. New York: St. Martin’s Press/Marek, 1985. The essays “Everybody’s Protest Novel” and “Alas, Poor Richard” provide important and provocative insights into Wright and his art.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Richard Wright. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. Essays on various aspects of Wright’s work and career, with an introduction by Bloom.

Fabre, Michel. The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright. Translated by Isabel Barzun. New York: William Morrow, 1973. A thoroughly researched biography of Wright by a French scholar. Unlike many of the early reviewers of The Long Dream, Fabre admires the book for the strength of its narrative, comparing it favorably to Native Son.

Fabre, Michel. The World of Richard Wright. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1985. A collection of Fabre’s essays on Wright. A valuable but not sustained full-length study.

Felgar, Robert. Richard Wright. Boston: Twayne, 1980. An introduction to the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry of Richard Wright. Felgar considers The Long Dream to be primarily a derivative work, repeating but not improving upon material introduced early in Wright’s career.

Gayle, Addison. Richard...

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