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Black boy

Author: Richard Wright; Peter Francis James
Publisher: [New York] : Harper Audio, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Autobiography of a black youth growing up in the South detailing the fear, hunger and oppression which prevailed and the author's brutal, furious reaction to it.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Wright
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wright; Peter Francis James
ISBN: 0060763523 9780060763527
OCLC Number: 57565915
Notes: Compact disc.
Performer(s): Performed by Peter Francis James.
Description: 15 sound discs (15.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Disc 1. Caedmon presents Black boy --
part one: Southern night --
I could not withstand the tugging --
One morning my brother and I --
As the days slid past --
One summer afternoon --
Disc 2. "Eat your soup..." --
Miss Simon tried to win my confidence --
Chapter 2 --
I trembled --
"I mean, do the white folks..." --
Disc 3. "Sit down or you'll fall out!" --
A few days later --
Again, after an undetermined stretch of time --
When my mother and Aunt Maggie came home --
She took Betsy into the house --
One evening I heard a tale --
Disc 4. Chapter 3 --
We were now large enough --
Out of the family conferences --
I spent another sleepless, shivering night --
I did not re-enter school --
Disc. 5. Chapter 4 --
I did not move --
One day at noon --
Immediately following the boy's visit --
Chapter 5. (Cont.) Disc 6. In my class was a tall, black, rebellious boy --
School ended --
Granny prayed --
Chapter 6 --
Disc. 7. On the last night of the revival --
From one boy to another he went --
Chapter 7 --
The eight grade days --
Chapter 8 --
The school term ended --
Disc 8. Chapter 9 --
I said nothing --
From then on they changed toward me --
Chapter 10 --
I was afraid to go to work --
During the first afternoon --
Disc 9. Chapter 11 --
I went to my room --
I disengaged my hand --
Chapter 12 --
Other Negroes worked in the building --
Disc 10. One summer morning --
Finally he looked at me --
Chapter 13 --
Whenever I brought a book to the job --
Chapter 14. (Cont.) Disc 11. Part two: The horror and the glory --
The solve this tangle of balked emotion --
After an idle week --
Tillie, the Finnish cook --
I would write --
Disc. 12. Chapter 16 --
This "gambling" method --
In speaking they rolled their 'R's" --
Chapter 17 --
Christmas came --
Disc 13. The feud that went on --
We righted the tiers --
Chapter 18 --
Later I learned what had happened --
Chapter 19 --
Disc 14. I sat one morning --
I continued to take notes --
The spring of 1935 --
Ed Green stood for a fraction of a second --
There was silence --
Disc. 15. I attended the next unit meeting --
What a waste of talent --
No one spoke to me --
Chapter 20.
Responsibility: Richard Wright.

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Autobiography of a black youth growing up in the South detailing the fear, hunger and oppression which prevailed and the author's brutal, furious reaction to it.

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