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He arrived in Chicago during the Great Depression

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He arrived in Chicago during the Great Depression, worked at odd jobs, and drifted until his  association with the American Communist party gave him roots of a kind. Since the age of twelve,  Richard Wright had not only dreamed of writing, but had written. He was particularly attracted to the  American naturalists Mencken, Dreiser, Lewis, and Anderson and his first publications included  articles, short stories, and poetry, mostly printed by the Communist party press. In 1938, his first book,  Uncle Tom's Children,  was published. These stories depict the black person in  revolt against his environment and reveal the depth of Wright's emotional ties to the South. Each of  the stories, in its violence and moral passion, is a preparation for his major publication,  Native Son,  in 1940. With this book Wright gained national attention, especially after it won the $500 prize 
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