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The man who lived underground : a novel / Richard Wright ; afterword by Malcolm Wright.

Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 (author.). Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 Container of (work) : Memories of my grandmother. (Added Author). Wright, Malcolm, (writer of afterword.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kent Library Association - Kent.
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General Note:
Published for the first time, by special arrangement with the author's estate.
Includes companion essay Memories of My Grandmother.
"An unpublished novel by the author of Native son" -- jacket.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prefactory note -- The man who lived underground -- Memories of my grandmother -- Afterword / by Malcolm Wright -- Note on the texts.
Summary, etc.:
"Fred Daniels, a Black man, is picked up by the police after a brutal double murder and tortured until he confesses to a crime he did not commit. After signing a confession, he escapes from custody and flees into the city's sewer system."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American men > Fiction.
False arrest > Fiction.
Psychological torture > Fiction.
Police misconduct > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Dwellings > Fiction.
Sewerage > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Author Notes for ISBN Number 9781598536768
The Man Who Lived Underground: a Novel
The Man Who Lived Underground: a Novel
by Wright, Richard; Wright, Malcolm (Afterword by)
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Author Notes

The Man Who Lived Underground: a Novel

Richard Wright was born near Natchez, Mississippi, in 1908. As a child he lived in Memphis, Tennessee, then in an orphanage, and with various relatives. He left home at fifteen and returned to Memphis for two years to work, and in 1934 went to Chicago, where in 1935 he began to work on the Federal Writers' Project. He published Uncle Tom's Children in 1938 and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the following year. His other titles include his autobiography, Black Boy (1945), and The Outsider (1953). After the war Richard Wright went to live in Paris with his wife and daughters, remaining there until his death in 1960.


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