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Richard Wright
(1908-1960) born on
Sep 04
US novelist, short-story writer. He was among the first black American writers to protest white treatment of blacks, notably in his novel "Native Son," 1940.
         
   
F
The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.

R
Blues, spirituals, and folk tales recounted from mouth to mouth . . . all these formed the channels through which the racial wisdom flowed.
A
The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
N
I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight.
K
Men can starve from lack of self-realization as much as they can from lack of bread.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "12 Million Black Voices," 1941.
R: "Blueprint for Negro Literature," 1971.
A: "12 Million Black Voices," 1941.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "12 Million Black Voices," 1941.
   


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