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Richard Wright Way Named in Fort Greene

Richard Wright, at 37, at his typewriter in New York, March 27, 1945, was determined to help blacks win economic rights. (AP Photo) Dr. Rudy Cain’s. I recently learned that Carlton Ave./Myrtle Ave. has been re-named Richard Wright Way. As a 45-year resident in […] Click here to view original web page at ourtimepress.com.
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Richard Wright

Richard Turner Wright, 74, of Cleveland County, AR, died Sunday, April 24, 2022 at his home. He was born Saturday, January 31st, 1948 in Warren, AR the son of the late R. D. Wright and Ford and Jimmie Castleberry. He was employed with K Mart for 15 years of service,...
WARREN, AR
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How to play synth solos like Pink Floyd's Richard Wright

As we mark the anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon, which was released on 1 March 1967, we look at the understated synth work of the band's Richard Wright, an integral player on some of the most iconic albums of the late ‘60s and throughout the ‘70s.
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Richard Wright on Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?. “Miss McCullers’ picture of loneliness, death, accident, insanity, fear, mob violence and terror is perhaps the most desolate that has so far come from the South. Her quality of despair is unique and individual; and it seems to me more natural and authentic than that of Faulkner. Her groping characters live in a world more completely lost than any Sherwood Anderson ever dreamed of. And she recounts incidents of death and attitudes of stoicism in sentences whose neutrality makes Hemingway’s terse prose seem warm and partisan by comparison. Hovering mockingly over her story of loneliness in a small town are primitive religion, adolescent hope, the silence of deaf mutes—and all of these give the violent colors of the life she depicts a sheen of weird tenderness.
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Lebanon Democrat

Richard Wright

A veteran Army captain of the Vietnam War, Richard Wright, of Mt. Juliet, died unexpectedly on Oct. 22, 2021, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Nashville while awaiting his regularly-scheduled doctor’s appointment. Mr. Wright was 77. Mr. Wright is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home, where his...
LEBANON, TN
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Obit – Mr. Richard Wright

Mr. Richard Wright, age 77 of Mount Juliet, died Friday afternoon, October 22 at VA Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Theresa Wright; brother, Stephen Wright and wife Sharon of Cookeville; nephews, Elijah Wright and wife Carolyn of Cookeville, Jacob Wright and wife Joy of Gardendale, AL, Richard Hannon of Pell City, AL, Steven Hannon and wife Jan of Freeport, FL, Jeffery Hannon and wife Patricia of Jacksonville, FL; nieces, Jennie Littrell and husband Michael of Cookeville, De’Ann Laufenberg and husband Gary of Cooper City, FL; 12 great and great-great nieces and nephews.
MOUNT JULIET, TN
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Mr. Richard Wright

Mr. Richard Wright, age 77 of Mount Juliet, died Friday afternoon, October 22 at VA Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Theresa Wright; brother, Stephen Wright and wife Sharon of Cookeville; nephews, Elijah Wright and wife Carolyn of Cookeville, Jacob Wright and wife Joy of Gardendale, AL, Richard Hannon of Pell City, AL, Steven Hannon and wife Jan of Freeport, FL, Jeffery Hannon and wife Patricia of Jacksonville, FL; nieces, Jennie Littrell and husband Michael of Cookeville, De’Ann Laufenberg and husband Gary of Cooper City, FL; 12 great and great-great nieces and nephews.
MOUNT JULIET, TN
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Writers still putting ‘Richard Wright in Context’

LAWRENCE – For “Native Son” author Richard Wright, New York City was superior to his previous homes in Mississippi, Memphis and Chicago. But even there, in the U.S. publishing capital, he encountered such racism and restriction that he decamped for Paris, where he lived out his life. Wright’s 10-year (1937-1947)...
LAWRENCE, KS
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Roger Waters says David Gilmour and Richard Wright were “snipe-y because they felt very insignificant” in Pink Floyd

Roger Waters, the former Pink Floyd bassist, songwriter and vocalist, has said he was in “toxic environment” during his time with the progressive rock giants. Speaking to Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, Waters made the comments as part of a larger discussion about the band’s legacy, revealing that he was not confident in his musical abilities during the his time with the band.
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How Richard Wright Grappled with Behaviorism, Racism, and Trauma in Native Son

John Watson, one of pioneering psychologists behind behaviorism, confused the limits of what was observable with the limits of what was real, but in all the excitement, few noticed. In the 1920s and 1930s, while its impact in Europe was small, American behaviorism spread into psychology, medicine, pedagogy, literature, and...
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Richard Wright Haikus on Display on Brooklyn Streets

A series of haikus written by prominent Brooklyn writer Richard Wright have been put on public display through murals across the borough’s buildings. The Seeing Into Tomorrow series, which sees the short poems displayed across seven sites in Brooklyn, commemorates the achievements of Wright, while also inspiring residents and visitors to read the city in new ways, the organizers Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP), DUMBO Improvement District (Dumbo) and The Poetry Society of America said in a statement.
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Happy Birthday Richard Wright: Teaming With David Gilmour For ‘The Barn Jams’

Pink Floyd founding keyboardist Richard Wright was born on this day in 1943 in Hatch End, Middlesex, England. Sadly, Richard died on September 15, 2008 from lung cancer. He was 65 years old. A multi-talented musician, singer, composer and arranger, Wright’s keyboard playing lent the jazz-tinged dreamy textures that were...
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Richard Wright

Richard T. Wright, age 70, of Washburn, passed into heaven on Friday, June 18, 2021 at his residence in the arms of his daughter surrounded by love. He was born February 12, 1951, in Eau Claire, the son of Donald Demon and Selina (Gilbertson) Wright. In 1969, he graduated from...
EAU CLAIRE, WI

Restored Richard Wright novel hits bestseller lists

More than 60 years after his death, Richard Wright is again a bestselling author and very much in line with the present. “The Man Who Lived Underground,” a short novel written in the 1940s and never published in full until this spring, is the surreal but credible story of a Black man who is tortured by police into confessing to a double murder he didn’t commit. He escapes into the city’s sewer system. Like an inversion of the American road novel or a tale of space travel, Fred Daniels inhabits a world outside the world, making up the rules as he goes along and seeing his old life in a new way.
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