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Publisher Comments:

A master chronicler of the African-American experience, Richard Wright brilliantly expanded his literary horizons with Pagan Spain, originally published in 1957. The Spain he visited in the mid-twentieth century was not the romantic locale of song and story, but a place of tragic beauty and dangerous contradictions. The portrait he offers is a blistering, powerful, yet scrupulously honest depiction of a land and people in turmoil, caught in the strangling dual grip of cruel dictatorship and what Wright saw as an undercurrent of primitive faith. An amalgam of expert travel reportage, dramatic monologue, and arresting sociological critique, Pagan Spain serves as a pointed and still-relevant commentary on the grave human dangers of oppression and governmental corruption.

Book News Annotation:

In this superb work by novelist Richard Wright (1908-1960) he describes his experiences in Spain and his insights into Spain's culture. It was first published in 1957 to muted appreciation. This is a reprint of a 1995 edition featuring an insightful introduction by scholar and author Faith Berry. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Richard Wright won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his novels, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation. He died in 1960.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061450198
Author:
Wright, Richard A
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Introduction by:
Berry, Faith
Introduction:
Berry, Faith
Author:
Wright, Richard
Author:
Wright, Richard A.
Author:
by Richard A. Wright
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
African American authors
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.37 in 22.64 oz

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