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Haiku: This Other World (edition 1998)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385720246, Paperback)"As good a haiku poet as this country has ever produced."--Seattle Weekly
Like all great writers, Richard Wright never failed to create works of breathtaking originality, depth, and beauty. With Native Son he gave us Bigger Thomas, still one of the most provocative and controversial characters in fiction. With Black Boy he offered a candid and searing depiction of racism and poverty in America. And now, forty years after his death, he has bestowed us with one of the finest collections of haiku in American literature.
Wright became enamored of haiku at the end of his life, and in this strict, seventeen-syllable form he discovered another way of looking at the world. He rendered images of nature and humanity that raised questions and revealed strikingly fresh perspectives. The publication of this collection is not only one of the greatest posthumous triumphs of American letters but also a final testament to the noble spirit and enduring artistry of Richard Wright.
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Dazzling collection of 810 Haiku written by the late African-American author of Native Son holds true to the traditional Zen discipline of depicting the relationship between man and nature, but does so from the perspective of an African-American man.
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