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Restored Novel by Late Author a 'Profound Critique of Racism'

Richard Wright's 'The Man Who Lived Underground' is already a bestseller

(Newser) - More than 60 years after his death, Richard Wright is again a bestselling author, and very much in line with the present. The Man Who Lived Underground, a short novel written in the 1940s and never published in full until this spring, is the surreal but credible story of Fred...

Police Brutality Novel Coming Out, 80 Years Later

Richard Wright's 'The Man Who Lived Underground' involved a Black man framed for murder

(Newser) - By the 1940s, after the publication of Native Son, Richard Wright was the nation's most successful Black author, notes the Chicago Tribune . And yet when he submitted a novel called The Man Who Lived Underground, publishers balked because of its subject matter—racism and police brutality, reports Axios . Eight...

Founding Member of Pink Floyd Dead at 65

Wright gave the band its signature moody keyboard sound

(Newser) - Founding Pink Floyd member Richard Wright died today of cancer in London at age 65, the London Times reports. A keyboardist who gave the group its moody, dreamy sound, Wright co-authored many Floyd songs including ones on their masterpiece, Dark Side of the Moon. He left after The Wall in...

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