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Black Boy (P.S.)

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Richard Wright 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 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.

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An enduring story of one young man's coming off age during a particular time and place, "Black Boy" remains a seminal text in history about what it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America.

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ISBN:
9780756979188
Author:
Wright, Richard
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.90x5.20x1.20 in. .90 lbs.

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