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

Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial ModernClassics, 2006.
Series: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics edView all editions and formats
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The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in 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 side by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Wright; Richard Wright
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wright
ISBN: 9780061130243 0061130249
OCLC Number: 94572252
Notes: "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"--T.p. verso.
Description: xiv, 419, 14 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Southern night --
The horror and the glory.
Series Title: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Responsibility: Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones.

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The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in 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 side by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common law. This is the author's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is an unashamed confession and a profound indictment, a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.

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