Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright is an American novelist known for his dark humor and satirical style. His notable works include 'Meditations in Green' and 'Going Native'.


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  1. 1. Going Native

    "Going Native" is a darkly surreal journey through the underbelly of late 20th-century American life. The protagonist, a seemingly ordinary suburban man, abandons his life to embark on a disturbing cross-country odyssey. The narrative unfolds through a series of interconnected vignettes, each exploring a different aspect of American society from the perspective of various eccentric and often dangerous characters. The novel is a disturbing exploration of identity, alienation, and the dark side of the American dream.

    The 5887th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Amalgamation Polka

    The novel is a vivid and surreal exploration of the American experience during the Civil War era, following the life of Liberty Fish, a young man born to abolitionist parents. As Liberty comes of age, he is drawn into the tumultuous events of his time, embarking on a journey that takes him from his upstate New York home to the deep South, where he confronts the brutal realities of slavery and war. The narrative weaves a tapestry of history and fantasy, examining themes of identity, heritage, and the inescapable nature of violence in the shaping of American culture.

    The 10064th Greatest Book of All Time