Sartre - Sartre in his essay"For Whom Does One...

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Unformatted text preview: Sartre, in his essay "For Whom Does One Write," shows what is exceptional in Richard Wright's work. He says, "each work of Wright contains what Baudelaire would have called 'a double, simultaneous postulation'" that is, Wright is addressing himself to two different audiences when he writes. He is addressing both blacks and whites, and for each he needs to supply different information. Blacks will understand readily what he is talking about. No elaborate explanation for Wright's experience is necessary. His purpose in addressing them, then, is to articulate common experience and common attitudes in order that blacks will be better equipped to deal with their own destiny. Whites, on the other hand, cannot possibly understand the point of view of Wright's black background. Nor can Wright hope to have them fully see the world through his eyes. So, for white background....
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