'All literature is protest,' Richard Wright shouted at James Baldwin.
'You can't name a single novel that isn't protest.'
'Maybe so,' Baldwin countered weakly, 'but not all protest is literature.'
'Oh,' Wright said, 'here you come again with all that art for art's sake crap.'
King of the Streets
The third novel in the Sam Turner series.
This is an adroit and thoughtful thriller, well worth a read. Pete Whittaker, Tribune.