Native Son

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Native Son

Calificar: 4 de 5 estrellas4/5 (114 calificaciones)
Longitud: 612 página11 horas

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Thought-provoking classic…
A classic that was one of the first stories to fully capture how systemic racism leads to horrific consequences. An enduring, thought-provoking book still pushing forward the discussion about race relations today, especially with the HBO film’s modern retelling of the story starring Ashton Sanders (“Moonlight”) as Bigger Thomas.


Now an HBO Film!

“If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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 story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.

Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Richard Wright's powerful novel 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 America.

This edition of Native Son includes an essay by Wright titled, How "Bigger" was Born, along with notes on the text.

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