In his novel1

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In his novels, Wright enlarged upon the themes he discovered in his own life. But fiction never has  the same authority as autobiography because art, by its very nature, is devious; an author creates  personality types and manipulates them for a certain preconceived result. Autobiography has the  revolutionary value of "telling it like it is." At the time that he wrote  Black Boy,  Wright was immersed in  Marxist ideology and Communist party activities. In an article he published in  New Challenge,  black literary monthly started in 1934, he wrote: "It is through a Marxian conception of reality and  society that the maximum degree of freedom in thought and feeling can be gained for the Negro  writer. Further, this dramatic Marxist vision, when consciously grasped, endows the writer with a  sense of dignity which no other vision can give."
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