[Typescript]: Richard Wright and Antonio R. Frasconi: Exchange of Letters [published in] Twice A Year - Double Number XII-XIII

1945.

Price: $1,200.00

Unbound. Carbon typescript. Quarto sheets stapled at one corner. 7pp. Creases at the corners and faint paperclip shadow on the final sheet, near fine. This typescript, first printed in an issue of the periodical *Twice A Year*, contains a short letter from Uruguayan artist Antonio R. Frasconi to Richard Wright's, along with Wright's thoughtful reply. Fransconi asked the author his opinion on publishing a book of woodcuts critical of the treatment of Black Americans during a time of international unity brought about by World War II. Wright responds passionately by casting doubt on any who would deny Frasconi's artistic expression, wonders how exposing the injustice toward Black Americans could ever change the so-called “unity” of war, and closes with a plea to Fransconi to create art regardless of the opinion of others. because not doing so would be to deprive an artist their greatest freedom. From the files of author Constance Webb, Wright's biographer and friend. Webb has marked the margins of three pages which correspond to their use in her book. A nice association, likely from Wright's own files.

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Item #546247 [Typescript]: Richard Wright and Antonio R. Frasconi: Exchange of Letters [published in] Twice A Year - Double Number XII-XIII. Richard WRIGHT.