Pagan Spain

by Richard Wright

On Sale: 01/10/2023

Pagan Spain

by Richard Wright

On Sale: 01/10/2023


About the Book

A master chronicler of the African-American experience, Richard Wright brilliantly expanded his literary horizons with Pagan Spain, originally published in 1957. An amalgam of expert travel reportage, dramatic monologue, and arresting sociological critique, Pagan Spain serves as a pointed and still-relevant commentary on the grave human dangers of oppression and governmental corruption.

The Spain Richard Wright visited in the mid-twentieth century was not the romantic locale of song and story, but a place of tragic beauty and dangerous contradictions. The portrait he offers in Pagan Spain is a blistering, powerful, yet scrupulously honest depiction of a land and people in turmoil, caught in the strangling dual grip of cruel dictatorship and what Wright saw as an undercurrent of primitive faith. 

Critical Praise

"This is Richard Wright's Spain, which means that it is fascinating, intense, subjective, emotional." — New York Times Book Review

"Controversial in the extreme, but [the author] presents a point of view with honesty." — San Francisco Chronicle

Pagan Spain is a book which required courage to write—and even greater courage to publish.” — Christian Science Monitor



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061450198
  • ISBN 10: 0061450197
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • On Sale: 01/10/2023
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / African American
  • BISAC3 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • BISAC4 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
  • BISAC5 : SCIENCE / History
  • BISAC6 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
  • BISAC7 : TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  • BISAC8 : HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal
  • BISAC9 : HISTORY / Social History
  • BISAC10 : HISTORY / World

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