Anna Maria Ross

 

I was jarred and shocked by the style, the clear, clean, sweeping sentences. Why did he write like that? And how did one write like that? I pictured the man as a raging demon, slashing with his pen, consumed with hate...yes this man was fighting, fighting with words. He was using words as a weapon, using them as one would use a club...I read on and what amazed me was not what he said, but how on earth anybody had the courage to say it.


Richard Wright Black Boy