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Richard Wright
Birth: Sep. 4, 1908
Franklin County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1960
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Author. His powerful, eloquent work examined the injustices African-Americans face in a white society. He won immediate fame for his first novel, "Native Son" (1940). It tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young chauffeur whose inarticulate rage over his lot ultimately erupts into violence. "Native Son" was adapted into a play directed by Orson Welles in 1941, filmed in 1951 with Wright himself playing Bigger, and again in 1986. Wright's other books include "Black Boy" (1945), an autobiography; the novels "The Outsider" (1953) and "The Long Dream" (1958); the story collections "Uncle Tom's Children" (1938) and "Eight Men" (1961); and the philosophical volumes "Black Power" (1954) and "White Man, Listen!" (1957). Richard Nathaniel Wright was born near Natchez, Mississippi. Largely self-educated, he began to write after moving to Chicago around 1927. He was a member of the Communist Party from 1932 to 1944; he later wrote of his disillusionment with that system in "The God That Failed" (1949), a collection of essays by former party members. Wright lived in Paris from 1946 until his death. A second book of memoirs, "American Hunger," was published posthumously in 1977. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Family links: 
  Nathaniel Wright
  Ella Wilson Wright
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Plot: Division 87 (columbarium), urn 848
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Record added: Nov 11, 1998
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I LOVED the book "Native Son"! Rest in peace!
 Added: Mar. 3, 2015
I do not see how you endured the horrific things that happened to you when you were young, but you wrote brilliantly about the black experience in America, for which I thank you.
- Dr Mary Ann Wimsatt
 Added: Feb. 8, 2015

- karl anglin
 Added: Jan. 9, 2015
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