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Reviews Sun Feb 24 2008

NYT Reviews A Father's Law

The New York Times has not only a review of the recently published posthumous novel by Richard Wright, but it also has an except of the first chapter for you to read. Wright was working on A Father's Law when he died in 1960 and the book has finally come to publication at the hands of Wright's daughter Julia, also his literary executor. Ultimately praising, the review does express mixed feelings about the work, saying it "is not simply an unfinished novel; it is an unfinished novel in abject need of revisions...without having first read his thunderous classics, one might plausibly dismiss this author as a tendentious, technically naive amateur and disdain the works that made him indispensable in Amerian letters."

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