“The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.”
Richard Wright was an American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, who suffered discrimination and violence in the South and the North. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century. Some of his notable works include "Native Son", "Black Boy", and "The Outsider".