Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Literary Landmark No. 5

Richard Wright's House - Fort Greene, Brooklyn

In this house, amidst harassment from the FBI and CIA for being a communist in the 1930s, Richard Wright wrote his greatest work, Native Son. He routinely awoke at 5:30AM and wrote on the top of the hill in nearby Fort Greene.  In this house, Bigger Thomas was born.  Important happenings behind nondescript doors.

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