Date Published: 1950 & 1951
Binding: No binding
Richard Wright was an important American author of novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, who suffered discrimination and violence in America. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century. Some of his books include Uncle Tom’s Children (1938), Native Son (1940), and Black Boy (1945).
Richard Wright. 2 letters, 1950 & 1951, 1pp. Typed Letter Signed (TLS) and 2pp. Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) when he became a permanent expatriate living in Europe. Both letters to Irma Antonetto, Associazione Culturale Italiana who was the creator of the Italian Cultural Association and in forty-six years of activity she had brought to Italy over 400 personalities including philosophers, scientists, writers, Nobel laureates.
• 30 December 1950, TLS, enclosing a copy of his speech (not enclosed),
• 26 January 1951, ALS, being in Capri, returning to Rome, offering his best wishes to her sister (“Give your sister my best wishes and tell her that I did my best to corrupt you”), and thanking her for her kindness.
Letters on consignment with LDRB.
Very Good. Item #8323