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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Movie or TV Productions

1951 Movie

Native Son, a movie directed by Pierre Chenal. Though this film doesn’t have very good reviews, Richard Wright himself does star as Bigger Thomas.

1986 Movie

Native Son a 1986 movie directed by Jerrold Freedman. This film didn’t get very good reviews either, but Matt Dillon plays Jan and Oprah acts as Bigger’s mother.

1994 Documentary

Richard Wright: Black Boy, a PBS production.

Images

The Author

A photo of Richard Wright writing at his desk.

A Poster

A poster of Richard Wright, including a big photo and biographical information.

Documents

Best 100 English-Language Books
Time Magazine picked Native Sonas one of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Other

Author Biography
Some information on Richard Wright’s life and a bibliography of resources for further reading.
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