Jim Crow Gothic: Richard Wright's Southern Nightmare

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Title
Jim Crow Gothic: Richard Wright's Southern Nightmare
Title of the book
The Palgrave Handbook of the Southern Gothic
Author(s)
Soltysik Monnet A.
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN
9781137477736 (imprimé)
9781137477743 (électronique)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/2016
Editor
Castillo Street S., Crow Ch. L. 
Chapter
23
Pages
297-308
Language
english
Abstract
African American author Richard Wright is best known for his novels dealing with the early twentieth-century urban ghetto, such as Native Son (1940) and The Outsider (1953), both of which draw extensively on the Gothic. However, his most terrifying work is the collection of short stories set in the rural South of his youth. In Uncle Tom's Children (1938), Wright presents a dark landscape shaped by fear, racial contempt and moral monstrosity. This collection of short stories returns again and again to horrific scenes of white violence against African Americans, exposing the brutal reign of terror that enforced Jim Crow in the first decades of the twentieth century and that constitutes the historical core of the Southern Gothic
Keywords
Richard Wright, Southern Gothic, Jim Crow, African American, Southern literature, gothic fiction
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