The Collected Novels of Charles Wright by Charles Wright audiobook

The Collected Novels of Charles Wright: The Messenger, The Wig, and Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About

By Charles Wright , with Ishmael Reed

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062839602
Unabridged
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In this incisive, satirical collection of three autobiographical novels, a young black intellectual from the South struggles to make it in New York City. As fresh and poignant as when originally published from 1963 to 1973, The Messenger, The Wig, and Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About form Charles Wright’s remarkable New York City trilogy. By turns brutally funny and starkly real, these three classic American novels create a memorable portrait of a young, working-class, black intellectual—a man caught between the bohemian elite of Greenwich Village and the dregs of male prostitution and drug abuse. Wright’s fiction is searingly original in bringing to life a special time, a special place, and the remarkable story of a man living in two worlds. This updated edition not only reintroduces Wright’s fans to his darkly humorous, satirical, and eloquent prose but also brings his unique literary talent to a host of new readers, as it shines a spotlight once again on this important writer—a writer whose work is so crucial to our times.

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Summary

In this incisive, satirical collection of three autobiographical novels, a young black intellectual from the South struggles to make it in New York City.

As fresh and poignant as when originally published from 1963 to 1973, The Messenger, The Wig, and Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About form Charles Wright’s remarkable New York City trilogy.

By turns brutally funny and starkly real, these three classic American novels create a memorable portrait of a young, working-class, black intellectual—a man caught between the bohemian elite of Greenwich Village and the dregs of male prostitution and drug abuse. Wright’s fiction is searingly original in bringing to life a special time, a special place, and the remarkable story of a man living in two worlds.

This updated edition not only reintroduces Wright’s fans to his darkly humorous, satirical, and eloquent prose but also brings his unique literary talent to a host of new readers, as it shines a spotlight once again on this important writer—a writer whose work is so crucial to our times.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Charles Wright’s world explodes with the crazy laughter of a man past caring…A brutal, exciting, and necessary work.” New York Times on The Wig
“Reads with an urgency which is all the more painful for being, in the main, so quiet and taught. This is New York, this is the way we live here now.” James Baldwin, New York Times bestselling author, on The Messenger
“Richard Pryor before there was a Richard Pryor. Richard Pryor on paper.” Ishmael Reed, National Book Award nominee
“Malevolent, bitter, glittering.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Wright

Author Bio: Charles Wright

Charles Stevenson Wright (1932–2008) was born in New Franklin, Missouri. He published three highly praised autobiographical novels: The Messenger (1963), The Wig (1966), and Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About (1973).

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English