Literary Birthday – 4 September – Richard Wright


Five Quotes

  1. I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger of life that gnaws in us all, to keep alive in our hearts a sense of the inexpressibly human.
  2. The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.
  3. Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books…
  4. The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
  5. All literature is protest.

Richard Wright was an African-American author of novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century. His books included Native SonBlack Boy, and Uncle Tom’s Children.

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by Amanda Patterson