By Harold Bloom, Blake Hobby
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"A Harold Bloom compilation of articles at the topic of "alienation" in significant literature. Reviewed works contain writing by way of Melville, Plath, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Huxley, Salinger, Potok, Joyce, Bradbury, Goethe, Homer, Woolf, Dostoevsky, Ken Kesey, RL Stevenson, Camus, Kafka, Samuel Beckett, TS Eliot, & Hawthorne."
Not a lot a "reviewing" of works, yet a compilation of intersecting subject matters on alienation.
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Black Boy describes this process in the personal terms of one Negro childhood. Nevertheless, several critics have complained that it does not “explain” Richard Wright. Which, aside from the notion of art involved, serves to remind us that the prevailing mood of American Black Boy 25 criticism has so thoroughly excluded the Negro that it fails to recognize some of the most basic tenets of Western democratic thought when encountering them in a black skin. ” Perhaps all this (in which lies the very essence of the human, and which Wright takes for granted) has been forgotten because the critics recognize neither Negro humanity nor the full extent to which the Southern community renders the fulfillment of human destiny impossible.
Sylvia Plath: A Biography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. Black Boy (Richard Wright) ,. “Richard Wright’s Blues” by Ralph Ellison, in Shadow and Act (1964) Introduction In this essay from Shadow and Act, Ralph Ellison outlines how Richard Wright’s Black Boy borrows from the musical form of the blues to “keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one’s aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy but by squeezing from it a near-tragic, nearcomic lyricism.
Invisible Man. 1952. New York: Vintage, 1995. Erikson, Erik. Life History and the Historical Moment. New York: Norton, 1975. Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar. 1963. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. 20 Sylvia Plath Riesman, David, with Nathan Glazer and Reuel Denney. The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character. 1950. New Haven: Yale UP, reissued 1969. Wagner-Martin, Linda W. Sylvia Plath: A Biography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. Black Boy (Richard Wright) ,. “Richard Wright’s Blues” by Ralph Ellison, in Shadow and Act (1964) Introduction In this essay from Shadow and Act, Ralph Ellison outlines how Richard Wright’s Black Boy borrows from the musical form of the blues to “keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one’s aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy but by squeezing from it a near-tragic, nearcomic lyricism.