African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Looking for Richard Wright

Posted in African American Studies at Yale, announcements, Beinecke Collections, Research Resources by beineckepoetry on January 19, 2009

Looking for Richard Wright, a new Beinecke Library podcast,  is now available; you can listen to and download this podcast free via the Beinecke’s Blogs & Podcasts page and through Yale’s iTunesU web site.

In Looking for Richard Wright, Caryl Phillips, Professor of English at Yale University and the author of eight novels, two anthologies, and three works of non-fiction, describes his process of writing the introduction to the Vintage Books, British edition of Richard Wright’s landmark text, Native Son.

This is the second podcast to mark the centenary celebration of Richard Wright’s writing and life. The first, Professor Jonathan Holloway’s Richard Wright, Native Son, and the Beinecke Library: Being Brought to My Senses, is also available via the Beinecke’s Blogs & Podcasts page and through Yale’s iTunesU web site.

The Richard Wright Papers are held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library; information about the Wright archive and related collections can be found online by searching the Library’s Finding Aid Database. Images from the archive are available through the Beinecke’s Digital Library.

Images from the Richard Wright PapersRichard Wright as Bigger Thomas in film version of Native Son; draft page of Native Son .

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