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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Evelyn Gross Avery's comparison of Richard Wright's works and themes with those of Bernard Malamud asserts that a clear pattern of behavior is discernible in both Afro-American and Jewish-American fiction. Both black and Jew, facing a hostile Anglo-power society, psychologically and sometimes even physically abused, emerged as rebels striking out at exploitation and injustice or as victims, internalizing their frustrated anguish.
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