02 - Richard Wright, Black Boy Amy Hungerford. Yovisto Academic Video Search. Professor Amy Hungerford continues her discussion of Richard Wright\'s classic American autobiography, Black Boy. Through a close analysis of key passages, she demonstrates an oscillation in the narrative between the socioeconomic deprivations and racial jeopardy confronting its characters, and the compensations to be found in sensual experience, the imagination, and in particular, the power of words. Dramatizing the editorial struggle evident in letters between Wright and Book-of-the-Month-Club-President Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Professor Hungerford shows the high stakes of Wright\'s uncompromising portrait of America\'s failed ideals at a time when those ideals are being tested during the Second World War. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Classifying the Literary Object: Fiction and Autobiography 06:06 - Chapter 2. Choices in the Construction of an Autobiography: A Close Reading of the First Scene 11:26 - Chapter 3. Decoding Meaning in Wright\'s Descriptive "Catalogs" 16:58 - Chapter 4. Powerlessness and Exertions of Agency 28:00 - Chapter 5. Language and Power: The Voices of the Author 38:36 - Chapter 6. The Fisher-Wright Letters: Author vs. Audience, How Outside Forces Shape the Formation of a Personal Account Yale University Professor Amy Hungerford continues her discussion of Richard Wright\'s classic American autobiography, Black Boy. Through a close analysis of key passages, she demonstrates an oscillation in the narrative between the socioeconomic deprivations and racial jeopardy confronting its characters, and the compensations to be found in sensual experience, the imagination, and in particular, the power of words. Dramatizing the editorial struggle evident in letters between Wright and Book-of-the-Month-Club-President Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Professor Hungerford shows the high stakes of Wright\'s uncompromising portrait of America\'s failed ideals at a time when those ideals are being tested during the Second World War. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Classifying the Literary Object: Fiction and Autobiography 06:06 - Chapter 2. Choices in the Construction of an Autobiography: A Close Reading of the First Scene 11:26 - Chapter 3. Decoding Meaning in Wright\'s Descriptive "Catalogs" 16:58 - Chapter 4. Powerlessness and Exertions of Agency 28:00 - Chapter 5. Language and Power: The Voices of the Author 38:36 - Chapter 6. The Fisher-Wright Letters: Author vs. Audience, How Outside Forces Shape the Formation of a Personal Account lewis anderson dostojewsky tolstoi flaubert

02 - Richard Wright, Black Boy

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02 - Richard Wright, Black Boy
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2008-11-21 Yale University
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Professor Amy Hungerford continues her discussion of Richard Wright\'s classic American autobiography, Black Boy. Through a close analysis of key passages, she demonstrates an oscillation in the narrative between the socioeconomic deprivations and racial jeopardy confronting its characters, and the compensations to be found in sensual experience, the imagination, and in particular, the power of words. Dramatizing the editorial struggle evident in letters between Wright and Book-of-the-Month-Club-President Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Professor Hungerford shows the high stakes of Wright\'s uncompromising portrait of America\'s failed ideals at a time when those ideals are being tested during the Second World War. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Classifying the Literary Object: Fiction and Autobiography 06:06 - Chapter 2. Choices in the Construction of an Autobiography: A Close Reading of the First Scene 11:26 - Chapter 3. Decoding Meaning in Wright\'s Descriptive "Catalogs" 16:58 - Chapter 4. Powerlessness and Exertions of Agency 28:00 - Chapter 5. Language and Power: The Voices of the Author 38:36 - Chapter 6. The Fisher-Wright Letters: Author vs. Audience, How Outside Forces Shape the Formation of a Personal Account
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