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n. A man born in a specified place

Native Son

Native Son (1940) is a novel written by African-American author Richard Wright. The novel tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African-American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s.

While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a systemic inevitability behind them. Bigger's lawyer makes the case that there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American since they are the necessary product of the society that formed them and told them since birth who exactly they were supposed to be.

"No American Negro exists", James Baldwin once wrote, "who does not have his private Bigger Thomas living in his skull." Frantz Fanon discusses the feeling in his 1952 essay, L'expérience vécue du noir, or The Fact of Blackness. "In the end", writes Fanon, "Bigger Thomas acts. To put an end to his tension, he acts, he responds to the world's anticipation."

Native Son (1951 film)

Native Son ( 1951), also known as Sangre negra, is a black-and-white Argentine film directed by the French filmmaker Pierre Chenal.

The film is based on the novel Native Son by American author Richard Wright, who also starred in the film. Actor Canada Lee was originally scheduled to play the role but had difficulties with his visa while filming Cry, the Beloved Country (1951) in South Africa and had to decline the role.

Native Son (disambiguation)

Native Son is a 1940 novel by Richard Wright.

Native Son(s) may also refer to:

Native Son (album)

Native Son is the first studio album by the alternative rock band Judybats. It was released in 1991 on Sire Records.

Native Son (1986 film)

Native Son is a 1986 American drama film, directed by Jerrold Freeman, and starring Carroll Baker, Victor Love, Matt Dillon, and Oprah Winfrey. The film is based on the 1940 novel Native Son, written by Richard Wright.

Native Son (band)

Native Son was a Japanese jazz-funk and jazz fusion group.

The group consisted of 5 members:

  • Hiroshi Murakami
  • Kohsuke Mine
  • Motonobu Ohde
  • Takehiro Honda
  • Tamio Kawabata

During their career they released 6 albums:

Native Son (play)

Native Son is a 1941 Broadway drama written by Paul Green and Richard Wright based on Wright's novel Native Son. It was produced by Orson Welles and John Houseman with Bern Bernard as associate producer and directed by Welles with scenic design by John Morcom. It ran for 114 performances from March 24, 1941 to June 28, 1941 at the St. James Theatre.

This is the last time Welles and Houseman, co-founders of the Mercury Theatre, ever worked together.

Native Son (2010 film)

Native Son is a 2010 drama film by Scottish director Scott Graham, based on an original screenplay. The film stars Sean Harris, Agnieszka Bresler, Kirsty Strain, Barrie Hunter and Leo Horsfield.

Usage examples of "native son".

Indeed, Gildmirth's ploy proves him a native son, both in his cunning and his venturesome greed, for Sordonite policy has always leaned as heavily on deception to gain its ends as on the strength of its navy.

Harding had carried Ohio as a native son, but even so, General Wood with all of his unfair millions of dollars had acquired—.

Within three days of the publication of the circular, Lincoln had arranged for the Republicans in the Ohio legislature to reject their native son, Chase, and unanimously support the President.

Harding had carried Ohio as a native son, but even so, General Wood with all of his unfair millions of dollars had acquired -- bought was more like it -- nine of the state's forty-eight delegates, and, unkindest blow of all, Daugherty himself had failed to be elected a delegate.

The invisible man, another country's native son, cut off from his roots in the primeval Kane'an.

Its most famous honorary native son, Saint Jack the Bodiless, was conceived before the first Earth settlers arrived.