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Here, in these powerful stories, Richard Wright takes readers into this landscape once again. Each of the eight stories in Eight Men focuses on a black man at violent odds with a white world, reflecting Wright's views about racism in our society and his fascination with what he called "the struggle of the individual in America." These poignant, gripping stories will captivate all those who loved Black Boy and Native Son.

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  • ISBN: 0061450189 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 9780061450181 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxi, 242 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008.

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The man who was almost a man -- The man who lived underground -- Big black good man -- The man who saw the flood -- Man of all work -- Man, god ain't like that... -- the man who killed a shadow -- The man who went to Chicago.
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Here, in these powerful stories, Richard Wright takes readers into this landscape once again. Each of the eight stories in Eight Men focuses on a black man at violent odds with a white world, reflecting Wright's views about racism in our society and his fascination with what he called "the struggle of the individual in America." These poignant, gripping stories will captivate all those who loved Black Boy and Native Son.
Subject: African American men > Fiction.


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