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"As good a haiku poet as this country has ever produced."--Seattle Weekly

Like all great writers, Richard Wright never failed to create works of breathtaking originality, depth, and beauty. With Native Son he gave us Bigger Thomas, still one of the most provocative and controversial characters in fiction. With Black Boy he offered a candid and searing depiction of racism and poverty in America. And now, forty years after his death, he has bestowed us with one of the finest collections of haiku in American literature.

Wright became enamored of haiku at the end of his life, and in this strict, seventeen-syllable form he discovered another way of looking at the world. He rendered images of nature and humanity that raised questions and revealed strikingly fresh perspectives. The publication of this collection is not only one of the greatest posthumous triumphs of American letters but also a final testament to the noble spirit and enduring artistry of Richard Wright.

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"The only full collection of haiku by a major American writer to remotely suggest both the range and depth possible in the genre."--The Santa Fe New Mexican

"Haiku: This Other World is an outstanding addition to Wright's literary and humanist achievements and stands as a beacon to this other world."--The Japan Times

"A clutch of strong flowers."--Gwendolyn Brooks

About the Author:
Richard Wright was born in 1908 in rural Mississippi and died in Paris in 1960. His Native Son and Black Boy are best-selling American classics.  His other books include The Outsider, Black Power, and White Man, Listen!

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  • Publication date2000
  • ISBN 10 0385720246
  • ISBN 13 9780385720243
  • BindingPaperback
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages320
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