Books by Mississippi Writers 1996-2010
Edited by Ellen Wright and Michel Fabre Reprint Edition Da Capo Press (Paperback, $22.50, ISBN: 0306807742, 4/1997) Although it includes excerpts of only some of Richard Wright's most famous works, such as his memoir Black Boy and his seminal novel, Native Son, this is a fine introduction to the man and his work. Edited by Wright's wife, Ellen, and by Wright biographer Michel Fabre, the reader shows the depth and breadth of Wright's literary legacy. Included are short stories, excerpts from novels, poetry, memoirs, journalism, and a small sampling of correspondence. Fabre provides an introduction that glosses Wright's work and sets him in the context of his times.