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|Named Person:||Richard Wright; Richard Wright|
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|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 --
|Other Titles:||American hunger|
|Responsibility:||Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Jerry W. Ward, Jr.|
"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
- Wright, Richard, -- 1908-1960 -- Childhood and youth.
- Wright, Richard, -- 1908-1960 -- Homes and haunts -- Mississippi.
- African Americans -- Mississippi -- Social life and customs.
- Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Mississippi.
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
- African American authors -- Biography.
- Mississippi -- Social conditions.
- Mississippi -- Biography.