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Wright, Richard, 1908-1960


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Item 40.2: Richard Wright Autograph, 1940-03-13

 Item — Box: 40, Item: 40.2
Collection number: 40.2
Scope and Contents Signed note written to Henry G. Ashley, a collegue from the Federal Writer's Project of the 1930's. the note states, "in memory of those now-to-be-forgotten days when Uncle Sam paid us to write." Wright's tone in the letter is bitter and ironic: by lamenting the disappearance of former days when writers were actually appreciated by the fedeal government, it only underscored how that attitude had changed for the worse. Similar disenchantment with American society explained Wright's later...
Dates: 1940-03-13