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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. 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

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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 The tide tone turns radically and inexplicably The Third and longest part of Native Son aptly called Fate seems like a purgatory teeming with bo oh ring solilouies and lawyer sways The courtroom drama I do not particularly like think the 600 pages of Bonfire of the Vanities and that is why Native Son loses some points on its journey to reach almost perfection But the failure seems too great after all s said and done The social commentary becomes real and the magic of parts I and II disappears as everything becomes too obvious Everything that came before which is interesting to dissect discuss is pretty much eradicated by the sentimentalism that pops up at the end in this otherwise raw and unsentimental novel

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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. 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 review of the bookHoly shitI concurThose who have studied the Harlem Renaissance know that Richard Wright was a passionate angry man the writer about whom other African American writers of his era would say Well I d never write THAT but I m glad someone did Native Son is a brutally frank look at the racial divide of the America of the 1940s and the relevance to today is positively painfulThere have been many profound and moving stories both true and fictionalized of young black men wrongfully accused of crimes This book dares to tell the story of a young black man who in a moment of panic commits a horrible act That makes the way the man is treated thereafter so incredibly present and real You can t read this story from a distance You re in it you feel it so palpablyI think Native Son is one of the most powerful and important American books ever written


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 review of the bookHoly shitI concurThose who have studied the Harlem Renaissance know that Richard Wright was

  2. says:

    This book is extremely powerful I saw another review saying that they could not believe this was written and released in 1940 I agre

  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 bl

  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 Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities

  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 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 villa

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    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 aft

  10. says:

    What a powerful book In narrative theme character and motifs Wright uses his whole arsenal to show us the horro

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