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Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth

Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: New York : Perennial Classics, 1998. ©1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Perennial Classics editionView all editions and formats
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The author relates his life as an African American growing up in the South during the Jim Crow years.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Richard Wright; Richard Wright
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wright
ISBN: 0060929782 9780060929787
OCLC Number: 39339337
Notes: "The restored text, established by the Library of America."
"Originally published in 1945 by Harper & Brothers ... The text as restored by the Library of America was published in 1991 ... First HarperPerennial edition published 1993"--Title page verso.
Target Audience: Young Adult.
Description: xix, 419 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jerry W. Ward, Jr. --
Part one: Southern night --
Part two: The horror and the glory --
Chronology.
Other Titles: American hunger
Responsibility: Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
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The author relates his life as an African American growing up in the South during the Jim Crow years.

"Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot. Black Boy is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment--a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering." -- Harpercollins.com

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