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Eight Men: Short Stories By Richard Wright Paul Gilroy,

  • Title: Eight Men: Short Stories
  • Author: Richard Wright Paul Gilroy
  • ISBN: 9780060976811
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wright s unrelenting bleak landscape was not merely that of the Deep South, or of Chicago, but that of the world, of the human heart, said James Baldwin, and here, in these powerful stories, Richard Wright takes readers into this landscape one again Eight Men presents eight stories of black men living at violent odds with the white world around them As they do in his Wright s unrelenting bleak landscape was not merely that of the Deep South, or of Chicago, but that of the world, of the human heart, said James Baldwin, and here, in these powerful stories, Richard Wright takes readers into this landscape one again Eight Men presents eight stories of black men living at violent odds with the white world around them As they do in his classic novels, the themes here reflect Wright s views on racism and his fascination with what he called the struggle of the individual in America.
    Eight Men Short Stories Wright s unrelenting bleak landscape was not merely that of the Deep South or of Chicago but that of the world of the human heart said James Baldwin and here in these powerful stories Richard W

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    1. There were certain aspects of this collection of short stories that disappointed me, when I view them in light of his other work But despite its shortcomings, it was still, like all other Wright that I ve read, thrilling, stimulating, challenging, and in the end, enlightening The last of the eight stories, each about a black man at odds with the white world in which they try to operate, is an autobiographical piece, or at least autobiographically oriented He tells of his experience as a Southern [...]

    2. First I was appalled by the inevitable seeming destruction of the protagonists in the end of each short story Eventually I learned to like the eight cynical and violent stories told through the eyes of a black man trying to survive in the segregated world of white men I did find the stories a little black and white in ways than one but also eye opening and though provoking Worth the read definitely.

    3. This was my first Richard Wright read I am so glad it was recommended to me Each short story tells a distinctive story with the common thread being black men.

    4. Three hours left in 2014 What s there to do, what s there to do, but write another book review Often derided, and in many ways I get why this is far and away the weakest Wright book I ve read so far That remarkable progression from horror to resistance in the face of racism found in Uncle Tom s Children is missing, and in some ways, it feels like Wright s spinning on his wheels in terms of using a flood as the jumping off point for his story, Long Black Song beats The Man Who Saw the Flood sens [...]

    5. Poignant understanding of the human condition overall and specifically the position and circumstances of Afro American men and woman.

    6. Review Eight Men by Richard Wright 07 22 2017This is a Classic first published in 1940 about eight Africa American men There are eight short stories that focus on Black men at violent odds with a white world The author writes his point of view on racism in our society about Black men in different unusual situations and the stories involve their struggles in life Each story was selected on Black men involved cruelly with their surroundings and beaten down by society Each person is one way or anot [...]

    7. Dos millones de a os despu s, consegu terminar el libro Estoy contenta con l es una visi n nueva sobre un tema que sigo pensando es incre blemente complejo y con muchos aristas Me alegra mucho hab rmelo topado entre mis libros olvidados Worth my time.

    8. Such great short stories It s so interesting these stories were written 40 some years ago because these stories of black men are still relevant today I would love to teach some of these stories to my young, black, male students.

    9. The foreword to this edition, by Paul Gilroy, sucked really bad even though Gilroy s intention was to defend these short stories from the critical attacks they have suffered over the years, he began by describing all these attacks in detailostensibly in order to deconstruct thembut the ultimate effect was to lower my expectations Partly as a result, I found the first 7 stories to be pretty ridiculous eye rollers, where I can imagine I would have taken them seriously had I skipped Gilroy s intro [...]

    10. I sort of read it It s a collection of eight short stories about African American men I read the first story good , started the second story boring , and the last story really good I didn t feel compelled to read any , so I bailed The last story The Man Who Went to Chicago is worth reading Good insight on how Black men were treated, and treated each other, in the early to mid 20th Century and their relationship with different groups of White people Otherwise, I don t really recommend it The

    11. FROM JACKET Here, in these powerful stories, Richard Wright takes readers into this landscape once again.Each of the eight stories in Eight Men focuses on a black man at violent odds with a white world, reflecting Wright s views about racism in our society and his fascination with what he called the struggle of the individual in America These poignant, gripping stories will captivate all those who loved Black Boy and Native Son

    12. An incisive look via fictional though one is autobiographical vignettes of black life Very often, it is painful to read stories such as these to imagine that my ancestors were complicit in this manner of caste system, but it also serves as a reminder that even today persons of color find themselves as lesser citizens due to this historical treatment Excellent writing with weight and depth from Wright.

    13. I first heard of richard wright in high school literary class We had to read black boy and give our point of view on it It was one of the best books I ve ever read at that point in time This book had one possibly two good stories in it but it wasn t good like black boy was The beginning blurb bored me to no end and I felt it didn t give poor Richard justice.

    14. One forgets between readings how subtle a writer Wright was He takes subjects about which we usually preach obvious sermons and makes stories with nuanced characters who are responsible for their own lives, even though the forces of racism, poverty, and Freudian drives batter them like strong winds.

    15. One of the best short story collections I ve read Wright was such a profound and clearly ahead of his time writer Very introspective and unrelenting in his quest to bury the truth down the reader s throat.

    16. this book is like a study on black male consciousness asking what it means to be black and man, father, son, human Each story weaves various themes in and out overlapping each other with a short memoir piece that ties everything together worth reading.

    17. I don t understand why this collection isn t respected than it is Some of the stories might not be as good as some of the others, but some are downright classics These are masterful stories by a mature, memorable talent Excellent reading.

    18. I thought this was weak A couple of the stories kind of work, and Wright in general has a particular sort of righteous conviction that is infectious and deeply interesting I just don t think he was a particularly good writer.

    19. glad this was not my introduction to wright he is way better than this material, which I believe he was pressed to finish read uncle tom s children shorts instead.

    20. An excellent collection Beautifully written short stories that capture the trials of being Black and male in America I love this book

    21. Read it because I m teaching it next year Not my favorite, but lots of great discussion points Also, so little has changed.

    22. Some stories are interesting than others Interesting concept, with each story being one of the eight men hinted at in the title.

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