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News Tue Aug 19 2008

Remembering Richard Wright

Funny how these stories pop up just as we're reading the book.

NPR talks to daughter Julia Wright about her father's legacy and his posthumously published work, A Father's Law. The site also has a short excerpt from the book.

In the Washington Post, a friend of Richard Wright's also looks back on the author's legacy, recalling that while he was living in Paris, Wright confided, "I'm a Negro. I'm a former communist. I'm married to a woman who's not only white but a Jewess. I'm trying to live in a country whose language I'll never really learn. Small wonder I have enemies!"

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