Review: Native Son

Native Son by Richard Wright

I’m not sure why, but I tend to view American history as pre-Depression and post-Depression. A more reasonable dividing line is surely World War II, but I tend to think of the 1930s as a time when nothing cool happened in America, life pretty much sucked, and then oh thank God Nazis we’ve got something to do. (As you might be able to discern, I am no historian.) So I was looking forward to picking up Native Son for my African-American Novel class because it had jumped that dividing line for me. And then it just kept going…

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