Native Son by Prof. Harold Bloom
  

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Native Son by Prof. Harold Bloom

Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Richard Wright's novel tells the unforgettable story of Bigger Thomas, a brutal murderer caught in a cycle of racism and poverty in inner-city America. Though critics often debate the effectiveness of Bigger's character, nearly all agree on the power of Wright's tale. This new guide presents a comprehensive critical look at this important work, delving into both its literary significance and social impact.

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This is the type of novel that is open to interpretation and students will gain a better understanding from reading all of the discussion. Doctorow is quoted in several chapters. Students looking for criticism and analysis of literary works will find it easy to use this title rather than searching endlessly for the Journals in which these articles may have originally appeared. A valuable resource for literature collections.

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Format

Hardback

Author

Prof. Harold Bloom
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Publication date

15th May 2007

ISBN

9780791093689


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