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Richard Wright: Daemonic Genius

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The hardcover publication of this work resulted in a landmark case, Ellen Wright v. Warner Books Inc. and Margaret Walker. The court ruled in favor of Walker and Warner Books Inc. in a precedent setting opinion. The court's decision, as well as the opinion of the presiding judges is included in this volume.
Paperback, 464 pages
Published February 17th 2000 by Harper Paperbacks (first published 1988)
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Feb 24, 2011 Billie rated it really liked it
I have always been fascinated by Wright, both as a writer and as a social thinker. I haven't read other full biographies or examined source materials, so I can't speak specifically to the accuracy of all the information, but the tone seems balanced. (I think I read critical reviews of the book suggesting that Walker had a personal axe to grind with Wright, but this didn't come across in my reading.) Wright is portrayed as a troubled individual who persevered through a particularly difficult time ...more
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Dr. Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander (July 7, 1915 – November 30, 1998) was an African-American poet and author born in Birmingham, Alabama. She wrote as Margaret Walker. One of her most known poems is "For My People".

Her father Sigismund C. Walker was a Methodist minister and her mother was Marion Dozier Walker. They helped get her started in literature by teaching a lot of philosophy and poetry
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